If you've been hankering for a "proper" drag racing sim, your time has come. NHRA: Speed For All aims to bring the blistering speed and excitement of championship drag racing to gaming. It'll feature multiple vehicle classes, physics-based gameplay, and more, and it's heading to PC and consoles this August.
What is NHRA: Speed For All?
The gaming world is full of realistic racing sims. From big microtransaction-filled affairs like Gran Turismo 7 all the way to games like Assetto Corsa (which is getting a sequel), you're spoiled for choice if you want racing games that accurately reflect reality. Not so with drag racing; the field is much more barren in that direction. However, publisher GameMill is aiming to change that with NHRA: Speed For All, an officially-licensed drag racing game that bears the NHRA drag racing organization's seal of approval. It's aiming to be the definitive drag racing experience in gaming, and you can check out the announcement trailer for it right here.
GameMill is promising 5 different NHRA vehicle classes and 38 officially-licensed drivers for NHRA: Speed For All, including legends like Brittany and John Force, alongside Steve Torrence, Ron Capps, and more. Naturally, a whole heap of tracks will also be licensed, so you can race on NHRA favorites like the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Strip and the Pomona Auto Club Raceway. There'll be a rags-to-riches career mode in which you work your way to the top with careful team management and vehicle tweaking, and you'll even be able to play in split-screen (as long as you're not playing on Switch). All in all, this sounds like the game for you if you're a drag racing aficionado.
When is the NHRA: Speed For All release date?
You'll be able to get your hands on NHRA: Speed For All when it launches for PC and consoles on August 26th. You can pre-order it right now if you already know this is going to be the game for you, although you can only do so for the standard version and only at selected retailers right now. GameMill has prior form in the world of racing games; this is the studio behind Nickelodeon Kart Racers, but don't worry, because it's also the studio behind 2020's much better-received Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2. Obviously, NHRA: Speed For All will be a much more realistic and serious affair, although it would be pretty funny to see SpongeBob behind the wheel of one of these beasts.