I loved the Micro Machine games back in the day, and I am very excited to see it returning this year. And to whet my appetite a little more, Codemasters have released five new screenshots of Micro Machines World Series.
These screenshots have been described as “created in the game engine using in-game assets” so whilst there may be in-game representations of the visuals, they aren’t necessarily representative of the game in action. Still, they look good and certain get my motor running.
Micro Machines World Series retains the manic social gameplay of the classic series, updated with HD visuals that will see you return to the garden, kitchen, workshop and many more great locations in an array of miniature vehicles.
Classic game modes such as Race & Elimination return, while all new Battle Arenas which allow you to wreak mass destruction on a miniature scale against your friends or the AI. Meanwhile, Team play lets you work together using your vehicles’ unique skills in modes such as “Capture the Flag” and “King of the Hill.”
Codemasters’ VP Publishing, Jonathan Bunney, said:
The original Micro Machines was a breakthrough multiplayer racing game and remains much loved in the gaming community. We saw great success earlier this year with our free-to-play mobile game but this brand new console title takes the franchise to its greatest levels of multiplayer mayhem and enables you to play with your friends on the same sofa or across the world.
Whether you’ve been playing Micro Machines since the early days or are new to the craziness of racing and battling vehicles across household environments, this incredibly fun experience is a welcome break from all the serious multiplayer alternatives. With the support of Hasbro and being able to feature some of their biggest brands, such as HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS, G.I. JOE, OUIJA and NERF, this represents the very best of social gaming.
Micro Machines World Series returns on April 21, supporting 12 players online and 4 player local multiplayer.