It is unusual to see a game get released ahead of the projected schedule, but that is exactly what will be occurring with VooFoo’s Mantis Burn Racing. The release trailer has 12/10/16 as the release date, but VooFoo has announced that it will hit Xbox One, PS4 and Steam on 10/12/16 although it has been on Steam Early Access since July 5th at $12.99. The game looks to be an old-school top-down racer and frankly, looks pretty fun to me. It will feature four-player split screen, single-player campaign and upgrades that will be similar to what is expected in RPGs.
Below is the launch date trailer, game features and some screen grabs from the official website.
Compelling Career Mode – Test every aspect of your driving ability in a comprehensive 7-season career structure where you choose your progression path on the road to being crowned Mantis Burn Racing Champion.
Bumper-to-Bumper Racing – Jump the sand dunes of sun-scorched Sand Town or burn rubber on the asphalt city streets of New Shangri-la in high-risk, high-speed but most of all, highly competitive racing.
Incredible Vehicles – Choose from a roster of fully customisable built-for-racing vehicles in 3 distinct categories, each with their own unique handling and performance traits with speedy dune-buggies, versatile road-racers and super-strong 6-wheeler trucks competing side-by-side in the same race.
Stunning Visuals – Race across stunning reversible tracks located in 2 distinct environments with incredible photo-realistic visuals for crystal clear high-octane racing.
Intuitive, exciting gameplay – Enter a world of realistic, but fun, vehicle handling with intuitive and exciting gameplay where the driving experience takes centre stage.
RPG-Style Upgrade System – Fine tune your vehicle’s handling and performance to your exact preference and playing style via a RPG-style upgrade slot system that offers an almost infinite amount of vehicle variations, creating a unique race experience for every player.
Challenging Game Modes – Master 8 fun game modes – including knockout, accumulator and time trial – that keep the extensive solo career fresh and exciting.
Weekly Challenges – Race your way to the top of the Global leader boards in unique challenges each week for the ultimate in bragging rights.
Intense Multiplayer – 4 player local split-screen racing with extensive online modes for up to 8 players allowing players worldwide to race together seamlessly.
Original Soundtrack – Race to an original ambient-electro soundtrack written especially for the game. Regular Updates – Regular updates including free and paid content packs.