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Horizon Chase Turbo is heading for Japan, new content coming in 2020

Onward to new races

Horizon Chase Turbo continues its chase for new horizons and is now available in Japan (trailer). The game has received a complete translation and can already be purchased on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. With a complete World Tour, Horizon Chase Turbo offers 109 tracks and a growing selection of more than 30 cars for its players. They can also find bi-weekly challenges in Playground Mode, which often offers exclusive skins for a limited time.

Japanese players can already purchase the game through PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop. The DLCs Summer Vibes and Rookie Series are scheduled to arrive at the start of Q1 2020 in the region and we’re expecting to launch the complete game in Southeast Asia in a near date.

A year full of new content

In 2019, Horizon Chase Turbo received constant content updates to keep the experience fresh for both old and new players. The game received bi-weekly Playground Seasons, that offered different tracks with variable weather conditions and often came with a special time-limited skin that players can add to their collections (there were 3 of them through the year).

In July we launched Summer Vibes, our first DLC that added a brand new car and a new set of tracks for our players. In November, Horizon Chase Turbo received Rookie Series, a free update that added a simplified version of World Tour, meant to teach new players and encourage people to share the game with their friends and family.

We’re already preparing our Roadmap for 2020 with new Seasons, updates and some striking surprises we’ll let you know more about soon.

Horizon Chase Turbo seeing release in Japan

The race is on for Japan

The Outrun-style racing game Horizon Chase Turbo has been available on Switch in both North America and Europe for awhile, but our poor friends in Japan haven't had a chance to enjoy the game yet. That's all going to change come Dec. 19th, 2019, as the title has been confirmed for Japanese release on that date. The Japanese release still includes English support, and takes up 737 MB.

Horizon Chase Turbo physical edition lands today on Switch

You've got the green light

LOS ANGELES, CA., July 30, 2019 — PM Studios and acttil in partnership with the developer AQUIRIS are pleased to announce that the North American retail release of heart-pounding arcade-style racer Horizon Chase Turbo is now available for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4; also, all initial copies will come with deluxe package art and an exclusive “Thank You” card from the developer!

Featuring a fresh, stylized take on old-school 16-bit visuals, 4-person local multiplayer, over 100 tracks spread across dozens of locations, and a thumping soundtrack from industry legend Barry Leitch, Horizon Chase Turbo is ready to take you for a ride!

The game is currently available for purchase from the following stores in North America: Amazon, Target, BestBuy, Newegg, Walmart and GameStop.

Key Features

Couch Multiplayer – Sit down with family and friends for a night of adrenaline-pumping split-screen action! This updated version lets you bring in up to 4 players to share a single screen, in any game mode! But be careful – out on the track, a friend can become an enemy in a flash!

Select Your Style – Whether playing alone or with friends, you can travel the globe in World Tour mode, jump straight into intense driving action in Tournament mode, do your best to survive the harrowing test of Endurance mode, or go up against the ever-changing challenges of the all-new Playground mode!

Always a New Challenge – The brand-new Playground mode serves up an ever-changing selection of races – time attacks, mirrored tracks, infinite nitro challenges, and even severe weather danger await you! Compete against the best times of fellow racers and aim for the online leaderboard top 50! And who knows what the next season might bring...?

16-Bit Reinvented – Horizon Chase Turbo has a retro soul reincarnated in a stylish modern body. Take control of over 30 nitro-burning speedsters and experience dazzling sunsets, pounding rain, raging blizzards, blinding sandstorms, and even deadly volcanic eruptions!

A Legendary Composer – Industry icon Barry Leitch is responsible for dozens of classic game soundtracks, including Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear, and the Rush series. And now he’s returned to grace us with another heart-stopping set of beats to get your blood pumping!

A word from the developer:

Horizon Chase Turbo is a standalone homage to classic 16-bit racing games that defined a generation of high-speed, frenetic arcade fun. The simple and tight controls paired with precision gameplay and detailed depth combine for a nostalgic experience for racing, arcade, retro and multiplayer fans young and old. Horizon Chase Turbo’s head-to-head split screen multiplayer and catchy contemporary chiptune-style music add to the game’s painterly aesthetic and competitive action.

“We created Horizon Chase Turbo to be the racing game we wanted to play, hitting the sweet spot between true-to-life simulators and chaotic, explosive kart racers,” said Aquiris Studio Game Designer, Felipe Dal Molin. “With Horizon Chase Turbo, we want players to feel the nostalgic tension of the simple tug-of-war of a tight turn; where players are run off-road for a split second only to return to intense high-speed action as they overtake and battle against friends playing together on the couch or via the online ghost mode.”

Aside from the modernly retro graphics, the split-screen couch multiplayer modes are among Turbo’s most defining features. All game modes, including the World Tour campaign, tournament and endurance challenges support local split screen multiplayer up to four players. Racers can compete in head-to-head races one at a time, or spend hours racing around the globe collecting coins to achieve the common goal of unlocking exotic vehicles and spine-tingling tracks.

'Summer Vibes' DLC revealed for Horizon Chase Turbo

Top down, buckle up!

LOS ANGELES, CA., July 23, 2019 — Good news ahead on the Horizon, retro racers! Summer Vibes is the first Horizon Chase Turbo car DLC arriving today on PlayStation®4 and soon on all the other platforms, Nintendo Switch, XBOX One and Steam.

Take a look at some of the hottest Summer Vibes features:

1 exclusive tribute convertible car.
5 extra unlockable unique special skins.
12 remixed races based on the main campaign.
Each race has a leaderboard (of course!).

The player starts with a brand new car: Breeze, the definition of diversity. A tribute to the most classic convertible roadster from the arcades. Achieving at least 3rd place, player unlocks the next skin. Each of the 6 has an interesting story to tell, and surely will bring you memories.

Summer Vibes is a tribute to the classics, and most importantly, a homage to our community of players. We hope everybody enjoys this hot Coast to Coast journey that will soon be available physically for select platforms.

Reminder to the fans:

July 26th: PM Studios and Numskull Games, in association with AQUIRIS, will release the Horizon Chase Turbo physical version for Nintendo Switch™. Later in September, we'll see it releasing on PlayStation®4 in Europe.

July 30th: PM Studios and acttil, associated with AQUIRIS, will release the Horizon Chase Turbo physical version for both Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 in North America.

Both editions will be feature a Special Edition cover and an exclusive "thank you" card from the development team! Have a nice trip!

Horizon Chase Turbo Coming to Retailers July 30th, 2019

What drives you?

LOS ANGELES, CA., June 10, 2019 — PM Studios and acttil in partnership with the developer AQUIRIS announced today that the North American retail release of heart-pounding arcade-style racer Horizon Chase Turbo for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 has been updated to July 30; all initial copies will come with deluxe package art and an exclusive “Thank You” card from the developer!

Featuring a fresh, stylized take on old-school 16-bit visuals, 4-person local multiplayer, over 100 tracks spread across dozens of locations, and a thumping soundtrack from industry legend Barry Leitch, Horizon Chase Turbo is ready to take you for a ride!

Key Features

Couch Multiplayer – Sit down with family and friends for a night of adrenaline-pumping split-screen action! This updated version lets you bring in up to 4 players to share a single screen, in any game mode! But be careful – out on the track, a friend can become an enemy in a flash!

Select Your Style – Whether playing alone or with friends, you can travel the globe in World Tour mode, jump straight into intense driving action in Tournament mode, do your best to survive the harrowing test of Endurance mode, or go up against the ever-changing challenges of the all-new Playground mode!

Always a New Challenge – The brand-new Playground mode serves up an ever-changing selection of races – time attacks, mirrored tracks, infinite nitro challenges, and even severe weather danger await you! Compete against the best times of fellow racers and aim for the online leaderboard top 50! And who knows what the next season might bring...?

16-Bit Reinvented – Horizon Chase Turbo has a retro soul reincarnated in a stylish modern body. Take control of over 30 nitro-burning speedsters and experience dazzling sunsets, pounding rain, raging blizzards, blinding sandstorms, and even deadly volcanic eruptions!

A Legendary Composer – Industry icon Barry Leitch is responsible for dozens of classic game soundtracks, including Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear, and the Rush series. And now he’s returned to grace us with another heart-stopping set of beats to get your blood pumping!

Horizon Chase Turbo celebrates 1-year anniversary with multiple goodies

A year on the road

Porto Alegre, Brazil. May 16th, 2019 - A decent birthday party always needs some gifts, right? Well, this one is focused in our players community. But first let's look back and review the road we raced in this last great year.

Aiming for the horizon we hit right in the heart of racing fans. A time of victory inside and outside the tracks. Take a look at some of our achievements:

Besides tons of great reviews, we're 2018 Best Nintendo Switch Racing Game, with a Metacritic score of 82.

Top 3 racing game in XBOX One and PS4, Top 4 on Steam, 2018.

New Playground Mode, bringing new themes twice a month(new tracks, cars and challenges).

But let's stop talking about the past and start looking forward. Take a look in our anniversary pack with many gifts to our players community:

SALE 40% OFF

The biggest discount ever. 40% in all platforms, limited time.

PLAYGROUND MODE 2.0

A new and more competitive Playground, where players can collect coins and purchase new skins.

2 LIMITED SKINS

A pair of exclusive skins, limited to our anniversary month. It's better picking right now, while you can.

ANNIVERSARY SEASONS

Two epic seasons bringing back the most classic(and loved) tracks with new challenges, featuring collectable coins, duels and time attacks.

ROADMAP

You think that's enough? Far from it. After this pack, there's much more in the radar. Besides Playground 2.0, we're working in new game modes and new DLCs including a new car, a new campaign and more.

Everything here is a way to thank our players community and everyone who raced with us.

After all, it's not just about crossing the finish line, it's about sharing the road.

We're ready. Let the challenges come! Learn about the Aquiris' story in this mini-documentary filmed by Sony Playstation.
Thanks for playing our game and supporting us! -The Horizon Chase Turbo team.

Horizon Chase Turbo getting Playground Mode 2.0, new DLC, and new game modes

The chase is on

Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 7, 2019 — The road up here was full of thrill and achievements, as expected.

Horizon Chase Turbo aimed for the horizon and hit right in the heart of retro racers. The game reinvented itself and got an overwhelming amount of good reviews, awards and achievements.

But let's stop looking in the rearview mirror. Let's start talking about the next horizons we'll chase. Thinking about the growing community of players, our Dev Team prepared lots of new stuff for the second half of 2019.

ROADMAP DETAILS

PLAYGROUND MODE 2.0

In addition to be the fastest, win and lead the ranking, now players have another good reason to check into our Playground Mode: get exclusive prizes. Collecting coins in a new scoring system they will gain access to new skins in special seasons.

NEW DLCs

Horizon Chase Turbo already brings hours and hours of fun and speed, but for the hardcore retroracers it's never enough. Thinking of them, we are working on new DLCs with new cars, new campaigns and more.

NEW GAME MODES

When it comes to designing upgrades, granting fun for the gamer always gets the pole position. Our team analyzes players behavior within the game and their thoughts on social media. Thus we get insights for new ideas and upgrades. There are surprises right ahead, you can count on it!

Our hint for Horizon Chasers: keep an eye on the road and other in our channels. One thing is clear for everyone, this game is always full of new horizons.

Horizon Chase Turbo is standalone homage to classic 16-bit racing games that defined a generation of high-speed, frenetic arcade fun. The simple and tight controls paired with precision gameplay and detailed depth combine for a nostalgic experience for racing, arcade, retro and multiplayer fans young and old. Horizon Chase Turbo’s head-to-head split screen multiplayer and catchy contemporary chiptune-style music add to the game’s painterly aesthetic and competitive action.

“We created Horizon Chase Turbo to be the racing game we wanted to play, hitting the sweet spot between true-to-life simulators and chaotic, explosive kart racers,” said Aquiris Studio Game Designer, Felipe Dal Molin. “With Horizon Chase Turbo, we want players to feel the nostalgic tension of the simple tug-of-war of a tight turn; where players are run off-road for a split second only to return to intense high-speed action as they overtake and battle against friends playing together on the couch or via the online ghost mode.”

Aside from the modernly retro graphics, the split-screen couch multiplayer modes are among Turbo’s most defining features. All game modes, including the World Tour campaign, tournament and endurance challenges support local split screen multiplayer up to four players. Racers can compete in head-to-head races one at a time, or spend hours racing around the globe collecting coins to achieve the common goal of unlocking exotic vehicles and spinetingling tracks.

Horizon Chase Turbo adds in new playground season 'City Lights'

Enjoy the nightlife


Looking for some new content in Horizon Chase Turbo? Hop in and try out the new 'City Lights' playground season! Hit the streets in locations like Dubai, Tokyo and L.A. to strut your stuff.

High-speed arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo hits North American store shelves this Spring

HIGH-SPEED ARCADE RACER HORIZON CHASE TURBO HITS NORTH AMERICAN STORE SHELVES THIS SPRING!

LOS ANGELES, CA., February 28, 2019 — PM Studios and acttil are excited to announce their partnership with acclaimed Brazilian developer AQUIRIS to bring the arcade-style racer Horizon Chase Turbo to the retail market. The game will hit North American store shelves for both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this Spring.

Horizon Chase Turbo enjoyed a fantastic reception among critics and players so far, reaching its peak on Nintendo Switch, as it was the Best Racing Game of 2018 on the platform, with a Metascore of 82. This tribute to classic arcade racers is inspired by the greatest hits of the 80’s and 90’s, such as Out Run, Top Gear and the Rush racing series. Players will be able to relive that classic arcade gameplay as they master each racing circuit and blast your way past opponents at the speed of fun!

Featuring a fresh, stylized take on old-school 16-bit visuals, 4-player local multiplayer, over 100 tracks spread across dozens of locations, and a thumping soundtrack from industry legend Barry Leitch, Horizon Chase Turbo is ready to take you for a ride! The game will keep receiving content updates on a bi-weekly basis during this whole year.

Key Features:

• Couch Multiplayer is Back – Sit down with family and friends for a night of adrenaline-pumping split-screen action!
• Lets you bring in up to 4 players to share a single screen, in any game mode! But be careful – out on the track, a friend can become an enemy in a flash!
• Select Your Style – Whether playing alone or with friends, you can travel the globe in World Tour mode, jump straight into intense driving action in Tournament mode, do your best to survive the harrowing test of Endurance mode, or go up against the ever-changing challenges of the all-new Playground mode!
• Always a New Challenge – The brand-new Playground mode serves up an ever-changing selection of races – time attacks, mirrored tracks, infinite nitro challenges, and even severe weather danger await for you! Compete against the best times of fellow racers and aim for the online leaderboard top 50! And who knows what the next season might bring...?
• 16-Bit Reinvented – Horizon Chase Turbo has a retro soul reincarnated in a stylish modern body. Take control of over 30 nitro-burning speedsters and experience dazzling sunsets, pounding rain, raging blizzards, blinding sandstorms, and even deadly volcanic eruptions!
• A Legendary Composer – Industry icon Barry Leitch is responsible for dozens of classic game soundtracks, including Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear, and the Rush series. And now he’s returned to grace us with another heart-stopping set of arpeggios to get your blood pumping!

Learn about the Aquiris' story in this mini-documentary filmed by Sony Playstation.

Press and Players opinions on Horizon Chase Turbo.
"The game goes above and beyond to ensure it always feels fresh. The sense of speed is fantastic, everything runs at a silky smooth 60 frames per second in both TV and handheld mode. If you’ve been craving an arcade racer for your Switch, look no further. Horizon Chase Turbo is a hugely enjoyable love letter to a gaming era. An absolute must-have." 9/10 - Nintendo Life

"I had a hell of a time with Horizon Chase Turbo. Of all of the retro revival games that have come out over the past few years, it is near the top of my personal list of favourites. I can’t get enough of it." 8.5/10 - Destructoid

"This high-level slew of content, finesse and masterful, fast-paced racing, perfectly captures the true essence of any racing title. Anyone looking for a racer on the Nintendo Switch, should automatically consider this without any hesitation." Cubed3.com

"A thoroughly enjoyable arcade racer with an eye on the past, Horizon Chase Turbo does a commendable job of reinvigorating 90s arcade racing in a way that nobody else has really bothered to do." - PlayStation Universe

Thanks for playing our game and supporting us! -The Horizon Chase Turbo team.

Horizon Chase Turbo is standalone homage to classic 16-bit racing games that defined a generation of high-speed, frenetic arcade fun. The simple and tight controls paired with precision gameplay and detailed depth combine for a nostalgic experience for racing, arcade, retro and multiplayer fans young and old. Horizon Chase Turbo’s head-to-head split screen multiplayer and catchy contemporary chiptune-style music add to the game’s painterly aesthetic and competitive action.

“We created Horizon Chase Turbo to be the racing game we wanted to play, hitting the sweet spot between true-to-life simulators and chaotic, explosive kart racers,” said Aquiris Studio Game Designer, Felipe Dal Molin. “With Horizon Chase Turbo, we want players to feel the nostalgic tension of the simple tug-of-war of a tight turn; where players are run off-road for a split second only to return to intense high-speed action as they overtake and battle against friends playing together on the couch or via the online ghost mode.”

Aside from the modernly retro graphics, the split-screen couch multiplayer modes are among Turbo’s most defining features. All game modes, including the World Tour campaign, tournament and endurance challenges support local split screen multiplayer up to four players. Racers can compete in head-to-head races one at a time, or spend hours racing around the globe collecting coins to achieve the common goal of unlocking exotic vehicles and spinetingling tracks.

For more information, please visit www.horizonchaseturbo.com, and:

• Join the Horizon Chase community on Discord.
• Like Horizon Chase Turbo on Facebook
• Follow the Horizon Chase franchise on Twitter
• Follow the Horizon Chase franchise on Instagram.

Horizon Chase Turbo gets ESRB rating, retail release likely

When a game gets an ESRB rating, it almost always means a retail release is on the way. That should be the case with Horizon Chase Turbo. While it released on Switch awhile ago through the eShop, an ESRB rating just popped up today. We should be getting an official announcement of a retail release in the very near future.

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