Stylish arcade racer Art of Rally has a release date. Absolute Drift creator Funselektor's artsy rally game will launch for PC via Steam and GOG on September 23rd. It'll feature a full single-player campaign and online leaderboards to compete with your friends.
What kind of game is Art of Rally?
Funselektor describes Art of Rally as "a stylized yet deep racing experience inspired by the golden era of rally". It'll take you around the world, with courses inspired by locations as diverse as Finland, Sardinia, Norway, Japan, and Germany. In the career mode, you'll play as a new rally racer eager to make their mark during the iconic early 1960s Group B regulation era. Along the way, you'll race across 60 different stages and unlock over 50 cars. You can check out the new release date trailer for Art of Rally right here:
Although Art of Rally is offering a more stylized arcade experience than racing sims, it'll still offer the ability to tune your car's stability, counter-steer, and anti-lock braking assist. You'll also have the option of switching between automatic and manual transmission. These options will become vital in the game's online modes, which will feature daily and weekly challenges to complete. There won't be any opportunity to directly compete against other players, but you can always try to beat their high scores. Art of Rally will also feature Photo and Replay modes so you can save your favorite vistas.
September is looking like a pretty good month to be a fan of arcade racing experiences. This month also sees the release of low-poly retro-inspired racer HotShot Racing and Inertial Drift, a twin-stick driving game with a unique handling model. Both of these will be available on PC via Steam, but if you're an Xbox owner, you can get HotShot Racing on Xbox Game Pass for Console starting from September 10th. TechRaptor previewed HotShot Racing and found it to be a solid evocation of arcade racing's glory days, so along with Art of Rally, you've got plenty to look forward to as a fan of tyres on dirt.
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