The last time we mentioned Circuit Superstars here at Nintendo Life was Back in 2019, when it was confirmed that the title developed by Original Fire Games would be published under the independent publisher Square Enix Collective. Back then it was set for 2020, but things happen and the game has spent a lot more time in development.
The nice news is that it’s now on the line, available today on PC and Xbox (priced at $ 19.99 with regional variations) and looks pretty fun in the trailer – it has top-down racing and multiple options for multiplayer games. and competitive, plus a good variety of car types and tracks. The press release accompanying the launch indicates that it is ‘coming soon’ to Switch.
Below is some of the PR blurb, which also describes some real-life racers involved in the project along with a link to Top Gear.
The game launched with special free Top Gear downloadable content that offers players the opportunity to compete with their heroes on the iconic Top Gear test track. The track includes Top Gear’s ‘Time Attack’ feature, giving players the unique opportunity to hit the track in a special Stig costume and hone their race lines against: Lando Norris, Romain Grosjean, Jamie Chadwick, Sam Bird, Steve “SuperGT” Brown, Charlie Martin, Jimmy Broadbent, Catie Munnings, Aarava and Conor Daly.
Racers will have access to the garage of their dreams, packed with 12 vehicles ready to race on any of the 19 different tracks available, located in 13 vibrant locations. Players can enjoy a variety of customizable liveries for both the driver and cars, as well as helmets and victory celebrations that can be unlocked by leveling up. There is a racing style for everyone, with multiple disciplines of motorsport represented in the game, including Rallycross, open wheel single seaters, trucks, GT racing and many more, and much more free content to come in the future!
Getting started is simple … but learning the nuances of each car’s unique handling and finding the best race line in the corners of each track will be a challenge. With the option of fuel use, tire degradation and racing damage, even a good pit stop strategy could make the difference between hero and zero. Feel the rubber bite into the road as you pass the start / finish line and dive, brakes screeching, into the first corner!
Whether you like to run alone or challenge your friends, CIRCUIT SUPER STARS features multiple career options, including:
– Online multiplayer – Immerse yourself in specially curated online multiplayer races with up to 12 players from around the world.
– Local Split Screen Multiplayer – Challenge up to three of your teammates and skilled AI drivers
– Big prize – Master all disciplines by conquering each of the single player tournaments designed for the 12 categories.
– Free play mode – Create your own racing events or tournaments
We recently had rally art on Switch too, so this has been a fun year for fans of isometric / top-down racing. Tempted to pick up Circuit Superstars when he arrives?