It’s no Forza or Gran Turismo.
There are some awesome racing games out there for current-gen video game consoles. Both Forza Motorsport 7 for the Xbox One, and Gran Turismo Sport for the PS4 have recently displayed jaw-dropping graphics with realistic physics to compliment the visuals. Nintendo on the other hand, hasn’t ever had a realistic racing game – unless you think throwing red shells in Mario Kart depicts reality.
The folks over at Microïds and Eden Games intend to change that with the release of Gear.Club Unlimited for the Nintendo Switch. In a statement, the developers said players “will approach the most incredible rides currently on the market, vibrate to the sound of high-power engines to live a driving experience second to none in the most beautiful cars in the world.”
After watching the trailer attached above, it looks, uh, not so great. Don’t expect this to compete with the likes of Forza or Gran Turismo. Although the graphics look all right, it looks more like a racing game built for a smartphone – not a modern video game console.
But there is a nice array of cars to race with including: the Alfa Romeo 4C, Chevy Corvette Stingray, Jaguar F-Type R, Mercedes-AMG GT S, Bugatti Veyron GrandSport, Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, and several others. Players will also have the option to lightly customize their vehicles’ appearance, and performance as they progress through the game.
Gameplay includes access to over 400 races across three different modes: Derby, Rally, and Time Trial. Players can challenge up to seven players in “Derby” mode, four drivers on off-road tracks in “Rally” mode, and race the clock in “Time Trial” mode.
You can grab a copy of Gear.Club Unlimited for the Nintendo Switch on December 1. Although I will restrain from further judgment until I get the chance to actually play this game, it looks like Nintendo will not be getting a realistic racing game anytime soon.
Take a look at the trailer above.
Gallery: Gear.Club Unlimited Gamplay
Gear.Club Unlimited in Pole Position For Nintendo Switch on December 1st 2017
Discover Nintendo Switch’s first racing game trailer, its box shot and the first 16 cars revealed!
Paris, August 30th 2017 – Microïds and Eden Games are proud to announce the release of Gear.Club Unlimited on December 1st 2017 for Nintendo Switch and reveal the first game’s trailer.
For the first time on Nintendo Switch, players will discover an authentic racing car universe with Gear.Club Unlimited. They will approach the most incredible rides currently on the market, vibrate to the sound of high power engines to live a driving experience second to none in the most beautiful cars in the world.
With this trailer, which reveals the first images of gameplay, players will discover that these vehicles can be customized according to their taste and improved to make them more powerful.
Players will also be delighted to discover the first 16 super cars that will make up part of the game’s roster.
Gear.Club Unlimited offers players the opportunity to test their racing skills on over 400 races in 3 modes:
• Derby mode: where players will challenge up to 7 other drivers.
• Rally mode: 4 drivers will compete on off-road tracks where drift will be essential to win the race.
• Time trial mode: where it will be necessary to achieve the best time.
Each championship won will unlock new vehicles, new car improvements and new races. Thanks to the modularity of the Nintendo Switch, players will benefit from Eden Games' expertise in racing games anytime, anywhere, in handheld mode or docked using a home theater, alone or with friends!
Gear.Club Unlimited is developed by Eden Games and published by Microïds, it will be available on December 1st for the Nintendo Switch. The game is rated E for everyone / PEGI 3.