Today, developer Codemasters announced that its miniature scale racing series Micro Machines is back, via Micro Machines World Series, and coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this April.
According to Codemasters, Micro Machines World Series will retain the manic social game play of the classic series, but will have an added new dimension to the experience with HD visuals, and take you to the series’ “much-loved household environments as they’ve never been seen before.”
Micro Machines World Series will contain classic game modes like Race and Elimination, but also introduce new modes like Battle Mode. More details on this mode, were not provided.
It will also boast all-new Battle Arenas, as well as Team Play that lets you work together using your vehicles in modes like King of the Hill or Capture the Flag. Further, it will come with 12 unique vehicles, each with its own special load-out of weapons and abilities and a large variety of customization options.
Codemasters writes the following about the game over on its blog:
The game’s been designed around fun and frantic play at every turn, meaning there will never be a dull moment on the racetrack or in the arena. Micro Machines World Series is the ultimate pick-up-and-play experience for players of all ages and abilities, offering intuitive, easy-to-learn controls that make the controller impossible to put down.
Codemasters’ VP Publishing, Jonathan Bunney adds:
“The original Micro Machines was a breakthrough multiplayer racing game and remains much loved in the gaming community. We saw great success last 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.
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.”
When it releases, Micro Machines World Series will support up to 12 players online and four players on the same screen, as well as have AI if you want to play some Micro Machine goodness by yourself. Below, you can watch the game’s announcement trailer: