Starting tomorrow, you can build your dream race car and become a racing champ as indie game studio, Eden Games, and publisher Microïds have announced that Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is launching on the Nintendo Switch tomorrow for $49.99. A digital and retail version will be available at launch.
The “unlimited” part of the game’s title is fitting given that there’ll be a slew of options for you to choose from. In Gear.Club Unlimited 2, players will explore a vast area that offers more than 1800 miles of tracks (why walk 1000 miles when you can drive 1000 miles, amirite?). Tracks are spread across the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert, and along the coast.
It wouldn’t be a racing game without well, races, and Eden Games has put in 250 races, including championships, missions, and challenges for you to speed through and win. Winning all of the races won’t be easy though, as players will have to put their driving skills to the test as they race across asphalt, icy and snowy, and sandy and dirty roads. Ice levels, especially icy race tracks, have always been my nemesis, so I bet trying to complete some of the races in Gear.Club Unlimited 2 will be a fun challenge for me.
Having legit driving skills is great and all, but driving an old hunk-of-junk car will only get you so far. In Gear.Club Unlimited 2, you’ll need to have a good whip to have a chance to win a race. Players will have to customize and personalize their vehicles to their liking in the 7 workshops available in the game’s performance shop. Guided by their workshop manager, players will have to consider the characteristics of materials and laws of physics to create balanced cars that are right for you. If you want to add some flair to your cars, there will be a sticker’s editor for you to play around with (the more stickers, the better — in my opinion).
Once players are all finished whipping up a few sweet cars, they can go full throttle in the game’s solo mode, where they will have to save the family business from bankruptcy. For those that crave some more competition, however, there’ll be the multiplayer online mode where players can compete against other racers, recruit others to join their club, and take part in asynchronous races against ghosts in leagues. The online mode will not require Nintendo Switch Online subscription, and a 4 player split-screen multiplayer local mode will also be an option.
In a press release, the developer mentioned how they plan to release new functionalities, including synchronous races, to the game’s multiplayer mode in the upcoming weeks.
For now, go for a little test drive by checking out the Gear.Club Unlimited 2 launch trailer below.
Author’s Take: I’ve always steered clear of simulation racing games since I know next to nothing about cars. However, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 does look like it’ll be fun, so I’ll probably be giving it a-go.
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