Aquiris Game Studio has been pretty forthcoming about their upcoming game Horizon Chase, posting early screenshots on our forums, and talking about how they hired the musician from the game Top Gear to do the soundtrack for their tribute to the late-80s/early-90s racing games that Horizon Chase takes after. Aquiris has just released a new trailer that shows off some actual, near-final, gameplay footage, and promising a release date this month!
It’s looking pretty cool, with a great sense of speed to the racing that’s looking like something I want to get my hands on. I’ll probably crash many, many times while playing it, but hey, that’s part of the challenge of racing games, right? The visuals seem to be striking a balance between paying tribute to retro games and keeping something of a modern feel. Three dimensions will likely make this feel better than the two dimensional games. When it comes to modernizing retro games, it’s often about making the new game feel like how the old one did, not trying to replicate it exactly. We’ll get to see later this month just how well Aquiris strikes that balance in Horizon Chase.