Mattel, Inc and Velan Studios, the developer behind 2020’s Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, announced Hot Wheels: Rift Rally. Rift Rally is a mixed reality racing game that uses a Chameleon RC car equipped with video cameras to create digital effects and environments in game.
The Chameleon RC car can digitally transform into over 140 different vehicles, including fan favorite Hot Wheels cars, and plenty of customization options.
Rift Rally will feature a Campaign mode filled with challenges and races, using physical Rift Gates to create the tracks. Stunt mode encourages zany driving sans Rift Gates, earning high scores for drifts, wheelies, and burnouts.
“Our mission at Velan has always been to create breakthrough games that feel magical to players,” said Karthik Bala, CEO, Velan Studios. “Our background combining digital and physical play taught us a lot about the mixed reality racing genre we invented, which we used to bring a transformational new experience to Hot Wheels: Rift Rally.”
Hot Wheels: Rift Rally will release for PlayStation and iOS mobile devices on March 14, for $129.99. A Collector’s Edition ($149.99) will include a special edition Chameleon RC car with black deco and gold, and a limited edition McLaren Senna Hot Wheels die-cast car in a display case.