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Square Enix E3 2019 - Top Down Racer Circuit Superstars Shows Off Classic Car-Based Gameplay

Gaming article by William Worrall on Monday, June 10, 2019 - 22:42
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The Square Enix E3 2019 show was a huge hit with fans, thanks in part to the huge chunk of Final Fantasy VII Remake at the start. The Square Enix Collective also managed to show off a brand new game coming in 2020 known as Circuit Superstars, a top-down racer title with a hint of Micro Machines mixed together with some top-racer pedigree. The game features a lot of classic cars, both as reference material for the creators as well as actually playable in the game itself.

The game seems like it is only part of the way along, with very little information released about the game in the minute and a half of screentime that the game got at the show. Most of that screentime was devoted to the developers, apparently, a family of car enthusiasts from Mexico who decided to found a family run games studio known as Original Fire Games. Despite the top-down perspective and the cartoony style, the game seems to have more in relation to the realistic physics of racing than it does with cars jumping ridiculously over gaps in the road.

 

The realistic approach seems to go all the way down to the minor set pieces such as the road crew that services your cards between laps and at the beginning and end of a race. You can check out the reveal trailer below with some pretty inspiring things to be said from the developers as well. Circuit Superstars will be released at some point in 2020, and you can keep up to date at either the developer's website or over at their twitter page where they are sure to post regular updates as the game goes through development.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmsgYhD1w04&t=17s

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2019 Coverage Hub.

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William Worrall

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I'm Will and I'm a UK-based writer who went to film school before realizing writing was more fun than film-making. I've written for a number of gaming sites over the past few years of my writing career, including Cliqist, Gaming Respawn, and TechRaptor. I also produce videos for my own channel (Mupple) as well as Cliqists popular YouTube channel. I've covered industry events such as EGX and am hoping to break into narrative game writing in the future.