The good news is that it’s finally here, available today on PC and Xbox (priced at $19.99USD with regional variations) and looking a lot of fun in the trailer – it offers top-down racing and a variety of multiplayer and competitive modes, as well as a wide variety of car types and tracks. It’s ‘cominng soon’ according to the press statement that accompanied the debut.
Circuit Superstars was last referenced on Nintendo Life in 2019, when it was announced that the Original Fire Games-developed game would be released through the Square Enix Collective indie publishing banner. It was originally scheduled for 2020, but things happen, and the game has taken much longer to produce.
Below is some of the PR blurb, which also outlines some real-life racers involved in the project along with a Top Gear tie-in.
Racers will have access to the garage of their dreams, packed with 12 vehicles ready to compete on any of the 19 different tracks available, set in 13 vibrant locations. Players can enjoy a range of customisable liveries for both driver and cars, in addition to helmets and victory celebrations which can be unlocked by levelling up. There’s a racing style for everyone, with multiple motorsport disciplines represented in the game including Rallycross, Open wheel single-seaters, Trucks, GT racing and many more – and plenty more free content to come in the future!
The game has launched with a special, free Top Gear DLC that offers players the opportunity to race their heroes on the iconic Top Gear Test Track. The track includes the Top Gear ‘Time Attack’ feature, giving players the unique opportunity to take to the track in a special Stig costume and perfect their racing lines against: Lando Norris, Romain Grosjean, Jamie Chadwick, Sam Bird, Steve “SuperGT” Brown, Charlie Martin, Jimmy Broadbent, Catie Munnings, Aarava and Conor Daly.
Starting out is simple… but learning the nuances of each car’s unique handling and finding the best racing line around the corners of each track will be challenging. With the option of fuel usage, tire degradation and racing damage, even a good pit stop strategy could make the difference between hero and zero. Feel the rubber bite into the road as you pass the start/finish line and dive, with brakes squealing, into the first corner!
Whether you like to race solo or to challenge your friends, CIRCUIT SUPERSTARS features multiple racing options, including:
Online Multiplayer – Dive into specially-curated online multiplayer races with up to 12 players from around the globe.
– Split Screen Local Multiplayer – Challenge up to three of your mates and skilful AI drivers – Grand Prix – Master all disciplines by conquering each of the single player tournaments designed for all 12 categories.
– Free Play Mode – Create your own race events or tournaments.