Perhaps you’ve heard, but publisher 2K is prepping a LEGO-branded semi-open world racing game called LEGO 2K Drive for release on May 19th. Yes, that’s just one week away, so today I’ve got a rundown of what you need to know about this awesome looking racer to get you properly revved up for launch.
Four modes will be available at launch, including a story mode where you’ll rise from a rookie racer to a famous champion as you compete for the Sky Cup Trophy. There’s also the Cup Series which is a Grand Prix experience featuring multiple tracks in back-to-back races where the racer who accumulates the highest point total wins. For a more straightforward “just let me race” experience, there is the aptly named Race mode where you can jump into any course and License Class level. The final mode is Minigames, which offer unique objective-based races that are not about who crosses the finish line first.
Regardless of platform, you can play in local two-player splitscreen with a friend, or team up online in Play with Friends mode where up to six players can race around the world of Bricklandia together. There’s also Play with Everyone mode which will match you with other racers of a similar skill level. LEGO 2K Drive will launch with cross-platform play between all systems except Nintendo Switch, and to avoid a toxic environment, the game will not include any form of player communication functionality.
Of course, this is a LEGO game, so customizing your rides will play a huge part. The Garage is where you can build and modify vehicles by customizing every brick with the over 1,000 LEGO pieces available. Each vehicle has its own stats, including top speed, acceleration, handling, health, melee power, and weight. Coming sometime after launch is the ability to share your customizations with friends and the community at-large as well.
Whew, that was a lot! If you can’t tell, I’m a wee bit excited for LEGO 2K Drive – it’s a good thing we don’t have much longer to wait.