The officially licenced game of the Monster Jam monster truck stadium series has now spawned a sequel, with Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 following on from the 2019 original.
The first Monster Jam Steel Titans game featured the trucks from real-life events, an open-world area to explore and a career mode. The physics were also a little too imprecise and rubbery for my taste, an opinion which was backed up with the release of rival game Monster Truck Championship in 2020. It featured much more satisfying monster truck driving but was let down by a lack of variety.
Here’s hoping then that Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 combines slick presentation, official vehicles and the larger track roster and combines that with improved driving abilities to create an entertaining monster truck game.
Developed by Rainbow Studios in partnership with Feld Entertainment and THQ Nordic, Steel Titans 2 promises five new worlds, online multiplayer for the first time (up to six players), a total truck line-up of 38 vehicles and multiple game modes such as head-to-head stadium racing, freestyle competitions and waypoint challenges.
Looking at the reveal trailer there looks to be some kind of Halloween or haunted mansion level which is reminiscent of gameplay from the Pathfinder levels in DIRT 5 combined with Trials Fusion. The insane Backwards Bob is also included, and if you’re not up to speed what he does, then check out this arena footage.
The five confirmed worlds are:
- Camp Crushmore
- Bark Park
- Haunted Forest
If you’re interested, Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 will be releasing 2nd March for – deep breath – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. Curiously though, that omits Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5 – here’s hoping a dynamic 4K 60 fps version is in the works for these consoles at a later date, but there’s no official confirmation. At least they will be able to play it via backwards compatibility.
For those really into the Monster Jam series, pre-orders will benefit from the Inverse Higher Education truck for free, making it 39 in-game behemoths. There’s also going to be a Power Out Bundle for digital purchasers which provides 24-hour early access to the game, the Inverse Higher Education pre-order vehicle, the original Monster Jam Steel Titans game and 17 additional trucks.
The game will have a list price of £34.99/$39.99, with the Power Out Bundle costing £49.99/$59.99. Physical editions will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Are you interested in the next Monster Jam video game? We’d like to hear from you in the comments with what you thought of the first game or whether the sequel is of interest to you.