Hot Wheels toys coming to ‘Forza Horizon 3’


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  • Saturday, 29 Apr 2017

Miniature toy cars from the Hot Wheels line are roaring into the racing game Forza Horizon 3 as a standalone slice of downloadable content from May 9, 2017. 

Keeping stride with the game's Australian setting as well as Hot Wheels' vibrant orange tracks, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels will be included as part of the extras dished out to owners of the existing Forza Horizon 3 season pass. 

It will also be made available separately, without need for the Xbox One and Windows 10 game Forza Horizon 3, at a recommended price of US$19.99 (RM86.60). 

For the price, players get to careen around six themed islands in ten Hot Wheels vehicles, and can work their own magic on some of its pre-made circuit pieces using a Stunt Swap feature. 

 

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels is hot on the heels of Grand Theft Auto Online, which added a Tiny Racers component – reminiscent of the Micro Machines toys – to its multiplayer offering on April 25; it had previously riffed on stunt-driven digital tricks with July 2016's Cunning Stunts update. 

The Hot Wheels brand has supported its own line of videogames since 1984's Commodore 64 self-descriptive debut Hot Wheels, and though none have particularly set the world on fire, latest release Hot Wheels: Race Off for iOS and Android enjoys a 4.5 and 4.4/5 user rating on the respective official app stores. 

Forza Horizon studio Playground Games was formed by staffers from a collection of other teams focused on racing games, and has steered all three Forza Horizon spin-offs for Microsoft's Forza franchise lead Turn 10. 

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels is the second of two planned expansions expected for 2016's well-received freeform racer. The first was December's snowy Blizzard Mountain

A livestreamed preview of the Hot Wheels expansion is set for May 8 at 1pm PDT through Microsoft's video platform Beam, at beam.pro/ForzaMotorsport. — AFP Relaxnews


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