A new gameplay trailer for Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged dropped on Tuesday (27th June) and with it, new details surrounding some of the key functions of the upcoming title.
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is the sequel to Milestone’s best-selling game ever in Hot Wheels Unleashed which released back in 2021. While most of the same mechanics and concepts return, we already knew from the initial announcement that there would be some new gameplay features.
The new trailer went over these previously mentioned mechanics, which include the ability to Jump or Double Jump as well as Lateral Dash, and also discussed some new traits that the vehicles will have inside the title.
Each car will have a personality category attached with it that will make the car slightly different than others depending on what trait is attached. Six categories are listed. Having a specific one may make the car better in one area, such as straight line speed, but less in another, such as cornering.
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged Categories
- Rocket: Faster on straights
- Balanced: A good mix of speed and handling
- Swift: Lighter and competitive
- Drifter: Cornering like a pro
- Heavy Duty: Massive and stronger
- Off Road: Best for off road
The last category, Off Road does confirm what we pretty much knew from the announcement trailer, that there will be multiple terrains to race on in this title, not just solid floors or the Hot Wheels orange track pieces.
While the categories are a more broader classification system, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 also brings in a new Skill System which changes the way each car performs down to more minute details. There are three branches of the Skill Tree that players can earn Skill Points towards.
The first branch is Handling, the second is Boost and the third is Obstacles. Different unlocks will add different perks to your car. For example, the “Stock” Obstacle Skill is called “Unstoppable” and it makes the Count Muscula car immune to barriers, tornadoes and spider webs from the Spider Ambush Module.
The Boost and Handling branches also have similar style bonus perks. There are three tiers of Skills, from Stock to Powered to Ultimate. It’s unclear if each car has the same perks or their own personalized skill unlocks.
This video goes on for about three-and-a-half minutes with a ton of details, so if you’re interested in the title, definitely check it out below. Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 is slated to release on 19th October for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
SOURCE: Hot Wheels Unleashed