The eucalyptus forests and uniquely orange-tinted ball-bearing gravel surface of Australia are on the way to Art of Rally, the fêted stage-based racing game.
Six new stages in the fresh location will be added upon the launch of a premium downloadable content pack, with the DLC also including one free-roam location to find collectable items and four new cars. Two additional tracks for the synthwave soundtrack by Tatreal will also be included.
Based on the teaser trailer, one seems to be a miniature pick-up, another resembling something akin to an Opel Manta and another similar to a 1999 Ford Focus. The quartet is rounded out by a vehicle analogous to an Opel Ascona.
There are even colloquial advertising hoardings – very Australian.
The new location follows Indonesia last year, but this time Australia will cost $8.99/€8.99, marking the first ever paid-paid content for the game originally released in 2020. The new pack will be released on 16th November for PC via Steam, with a console release to follow at a yet-to-be-determined date.
Developed Funselektor, led by Dune Casu, the diminutive team is working on an all-new game, but no details other than cryptic teasers have been provided so far.
Mobile edition confirmed
While we await a date for the console release of the Australian DLC, the base game will be ported to Apple (iOS) and Android mobile devices this December. The conversion will be handled by Canadian portable experts Noodlecake Games.
Art of Rally is priced at $4.99 on the App Store right now, with a 40 per cent for those who pre-order, and pre-registration is also live via the Play Store.