PM Studios and acttil, in partnership with the developer AQUIRIS announced that the American retail release of heart-pounding arcade-style racer Horizon Chase Turbo is available for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4; all initial copies will come with an exclusive “Thank You” card from the developer! In addition, the first batch of copies will also feature a limited-run Special Edition Cover art!
Featuring a fresh, stylized take on old-school 16-bit visuals, 4-person local multiplayer, over 100 tracks spread across dozens of locations, and a thumping soundtrack from industry legend Barry Leitch, Horizon Chase Turbo is ready to take you for a ride!
The game is available for purchase in the following stores in North America: Amazon, Target, BestBuy, Newegg, Walmart and GameStop.
Couch Multiplayer – Sit down with family and friends for a night of adrenaline-pumping split-screen action! Nintendo Switch lets you bring in up to 4 players to share a single screen, in any game mode! But be careful – out on the track, a friend can become an enemy in a flash!
Select Your Style – Whether playing alone or with friends, you can travel the globe in World Tour mode, jump straight into intense driving action in Tournament mode, do your best to survive the harrowing test of Endurance mode, or go up against the ever-changing challenges of the all-new Playground mode!
Always a New Challenge – The brand-new Playground mode serves up an ever-changing selection of races – time attacks, mirrored tracks, infinite nitro challenges, and even severe weather danger await you! Compete against the best times of fellow racers and aim for the online leaderboard top 50! And who knows what the next season might bring…?
16-Bit Reinvented – Horizon Chase Turbo has a retro soul reincarnated in a stylish modern body. Take control of over 30 nitro-burning speedsters and experience dazzling sunsets, pounding rain, raging blizzards, blinding sandstorms, and even deadly volcanic eruptions!
A Legendary Composer – Industry icon Barry Leitch is responsible for dozens of classic game soundtracks, including Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear, and the Rush series. And now he’s returned to grace us with another heart-stopping set of beats to get your blood pumping!
WORDS FROM THE PLAYERS
“My experience with Horizon Chase Turbo on the Nintendo Switch has been exhilarating; In my opinion, this is the best racing game on the Switch so far. From the classic arcade feel to the leaderboards, it’s a blast to play each time.”
@neoprime33 (Detroit a.k.a. “The Motor City”, USA)
“My entire family was OBSESSED with Horizon Chase Turbo! All three of my kids (then 10, 6, and 2), my wife and I, my sister-in-law, my mother-in-law. The Horizon Chase Turbo soundtrack and Taylor Swift are the most requested driving music.”
@StephenBallNC (Durham, USA)
“Horizon Chase Turbo shows that you don’t need all the realism and perfectionism of recent games to create an amazing gameplay, it is fun and exciting rather than deep and complex, and that is what makes this game my personal goty 2018.”
“Old games aren’t really as fun today as we remember them. I love #HorizonChaseTurbo because it tricks me into believing I’m playing and old game, but without the hassle of poor controls and ancient design. I appreciate it. Happy Birthday!”
A word from the developer AQUIRIS
Horizon Chase Turbo is a 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.