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Mixed Reality Game Hot Wheels: Rift Rally Announced for PS5, PS4, and iOS

Mixed Reality Game Hot Wheels: Rift Rally Announced for PS5, PS4, and iOS - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 February 2023 / 1,097 Views

Velan Studios, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit developer, has announced mixed reality racing game, Hot Wheels: Rift Rally, for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and iOS. It will launch on March 14.

"Our mission at Velan has always been to create breakthrough games that feel magical to players," said Velan Studios CEO Karthik Bala. "Our background combining digital and physical play taught us a lot about the mixed reality racing genre we invented, which we used to bring a transformational new experience to Hot Wheels: Rift Rally."

Mattel global head of digital gaming Mike DeLaet added, "Velan Studios’ innovative game design and technology introduces a breakthrough play experience for Hot Wheels fans by transforming their home into the ultimate Hot Wheels track for their digital car collection."

View the announcement trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

Hot Wheels: Rift Rally puts players behind the wheel of their favorite Hot Wheels vehicles using the Chameleon RC car, which can digitally transform into more than 140 vehicle variations. This includes iconic Hot Wheels such as Twin Mill, Bone Shaker, Mach Speeder, Gotta Go, and more fan-favorites; as well as several Hot Wheels: Rift Rally original vehicles.

In Hot Wheels: Rift Rally, players have two ways to play. In Campaign mode, players set up Rift Gates to create the ultimate mixed reality track and explore different challenge maps where there are multiple challenges to complete and races to race. In Stunt mode, players drive and stunt the Chameleon without gates as they chain together drifts, wheelies, and burnouts to hit high scores and earn rewards.

Key Features:

  • Meet the Chameleon – Take control of this shapeshifting RC supercar.
  • Bring Cars to Life – Tune the chameleon into 140-plus legendary Hot Wheels vehicles with special abilities.
  • Transform Your World – Place the gates throughout your space and set up the ultimate custom track.
  • Cooperative Play and Competition – Play cooperatively, taking turns in the driver’s seat—or place up to four chameleons in the same room.
  • Stunt Mode – Flip and spin in the free-driving Stunt Mode. Show off your skills by performing tricks and unlock new Hot Wheels along the way.
  • Challenges – Play in multiple worlds with the campaign map. Battle monsters, blow up robots, and even… destroy noodle carts?

Game Editions:

Standard Edition ($129.99)

  • Includes everything you need to race, stunt, and drift in mixed reality:
    • One-of-a kind Chameleon RC car
    • Four high-tech mixed reality gates
    • Charger cable

Collector’s Edition ($149.99)

  • Includes everything in the Standard Edition, plus these exclusive extras:
    • Collectors Edition Chameleon RC car
    • Limited edition die-cast McLaren Hot Wheels® car
    • Bonus unlockable car: McLaren Senna

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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VAMatt (on 07 February 2023)

Not enough info here. I don't really understand what the game is.

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The Fury VAMatt (on 08 February 2023)

Looks like augmented reality RC game. Same as Mario Kart Home Circuit, same developer after all.

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VAMatt The Fury (on 08 February 2023)

Is it the same thing as Mario kart home circuit? That's what I'm not clear on. Seems like it might be, but that would be pretty lame for 3 years later.

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deerox VAMatt (on 08 February 2023)

It's the exact same thing as Home Circuit. Just with a different IP.

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VAMatt deerox (on 08 February 2023)

Well, that's weak.

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The Fury VAMatt (on 08 February 2023)

So weak, the database errored. :P

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VAMatt The Fury (on 08 February 2023)

Yeah, that weak.

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