Modern retro-styled arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo has been collecting prizes and recognition since it was first released, back in May 2018. Now, being the second highest rated racing game released in 2018 for PS4 according to Metacritic, Aquiris is proud to have its racing title recognised by Sony and taking part in the PlayStation Essentials Sale that starts today (only in the Americas) and lasts until 5th of February. During this campaign, the game will be sold at its maximum discount so far: 25% off for all players, and a whopping 35% off only for PS+ members.
Meet the Brazilian studio that created Horizon Chase Turbo, now available for PS4.
To celebrate this recognition of being part of the PlayStation Essentials Sale, Horizon Chase Turbo is receiving the most expected update to date, including:
- The new Playground Mode.
- Exclusive car skins.
- New colors.
- New “cable guy” car.
Playground is a rotative competition that present 5 new races each time. They are time-limited tracks that will always bring something special to the table: Time Attack races with no opponents, changes in weather and time of day, mirrored races, infinite nitros, restrictions on which cars competitors can use. Expect to see sandstorms in Iceland, volcanoes in California and new rules! You never know what the next season will feature.
Races come in one of 5 difficulty levels, meaning there’s something for every type of Horizon Chase player. Each race presents two levels of challenge for Playgrounders to take on: beating the computer opponents may be a challenge in itself, but you can always take it up a notch and fight to climb the leaderboards. Each race has its own leaderboard, Global and Friends-only, that stay online only for the duration of a season.
In Playground mode, each season brings a new set of surprises and a new place to compete every two weeks.
Horizon Chase Turbo is a homage to classic 16-bit racers that defined a generation of high-speed and frenetic arcade fun like Out Run and Top Gear. The game is conceived to ignite an instant blast of nostalgia with catchy contemporary music composed by the legendary Barry Leitch (who also created the soundtracks for the Top Gear, Lotus, and Rush series), while also offering split-screen multiplayer and mixing retro low-poly aesthetics with modern gameplay.
The game main features include:
- Thrilling arcade racing game, inspired by Outrun, Top Gear, Lotus Turbo Challenge, and others.
- Amazing old-style split-screen multiplayer up to 4 players.
- Music by Barry Leitch, Sound Designer in 90s racing classics such as Top Gear and Lotus Turbo Challenge, among others.
- 12 Cups, 48 Cities, 109 tracks, 32 Unlockable Cars, and 12 Upgrades.
- 4 Game Modes: World Tour, Playground, Tournament, and Endurance.
- Challenge your friends in the Ghost Mode and in the Leaderboards.
Learn about the story of Aquiris in the mini-documentary filmed by Sony Playstation.
Press and Players opinions on Horizon Chase Turbo.
“Combining the same kind of fast-paced fun that worked so well years ago with a picture-perfect progression model, Horizon Chase Turbo is exactly he kind of arcade-inspired racing game the industry has needed.” – 4/5 at Hardcore Gamer.
“I had a hell of a time with Horizon Chase Turbo. Of all of the retro revival games that have come out over the past few years, it is near the top of my personal list of favourites. I can’t get enough of it.” 8.5/10 – Destructoid
“The controls are incredibly easy, and it is actually hard to drive off the race track. There is no need to perform techniques, such as drifting around corners, as it seems to automatically do so on its own. However, as simple as the game and controls are, being a great racer and unlocking cars and tracks can be a little challenging.” 8.7/10 – COGconnected
“Imagine if Outrun, F-Zero and Burnout 2 had a baby. If you want a really good fun, beautiful looking arcade racer, Horizon Chase Turbo is perfect for you, I would highly recommend it. I spent 90% of my time with it smiling ear from ear and gawping at the visuals. If, however, like me you set out to achieve all the trophies, please be prepared to scream a little.” 8/10 – SquareXO
“It’s not a flawless game but it is a near flawless evocation of a moment in gaming’s history that is in increasing danger of being forgotten.” – 7/10 Metro.co.uk
Horizon Chase Turbo is standalone homage to classic 16-bit racing games that defined a generation of high-speed, frenetic arcade fun. The simple and tight controls paired with precision gameplay and detailed depth combine for a nostalgic experience for racing, arcade, retro and multiplayer fans young and old. Horizon Chase Turbo’s head-to-head split screen multiplayer and catchy contemporary chiptune-style music add to the game’s painterly aesthetic and competitive action.
“We created Horizon Chase Turbo to be the racing game we wanted to play, hitting the sweet spot between true-to-life simulators and chaotic, explosive kart racers,” said Aquiris Studio Game Designer, Felipe Dal Molin. “With Horizon Chase Turbo, we want players to feel the nostalgic tension of the simple tug-of-war of a tight turn; where players are run off-road for a split second only to return to intense high-speed action as they overtake and battle against friends playing together on the couch or via the online ghost mode.”
Aside from the modernly retro graphics, the split-screen couch multiplayer modes are among Turbo’s most defining features. All game modes, including the World Tour campaign, tournament and endurance challenges support local split screen multiplayer up to four players. Racers can compete in head-to-head races one at a time, or spend hours racing around the globe collecting coins to achieve the common goal of unlocking exotic vehicles and spinetingling tracks.
For more information, please visit www.horizonchaseturbo.com, and:
- Join the Horizon Chase community on Discord.
- Horizon Chase Turbo on PSN
- Horizon Chase Turbo on Steam
- Horizon Chase Turbo on XBOX One.
- Horizon Chase Turbo on the eShop.
- Download assets for Horizon Chase Turbo here.