Codemasters, best known for the racing game Dirt Rally, is bringing back a classic gaming franchise from the 1990's into the modern gaming world. Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Micro Machines was a hugely popular game based on a range of miniature toys of the same name. The company has announced that the series is getting a reboot for modern gaming systems.
Micro Machines World Series, as the game is called, is bringing HD visuals and a new 'Battle Mode' to the franchise along with the classic modes such as Race and Elimination. The game will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows in April this year.
Codemasters describe the game as:
Micro Machines World Series will retain the manic social game play of the classic series, but will bring a new dimension to the experience with stunning HD visuals – taking you to the much-loved household environments as they’ve never been seen before.
As well as bringing to you the classic game modes like Race and Elimination, Micro Machines World Series will introduce a new style of game play to the series: Battle Mode. The all-new Battle Arenas will allow you to wreak mass destruction on a miniature scale against your friends or the AI. Meanwhile, Team Play lets you work together using your vehicles’ unique skills with modes such as ‘King of the Hill’ or ‘Capture the Flag’!
The game was released as a free-to-play mobile game for iOS and Android last year to much praise. But the console game will allow "greatest levels of multiplayer mayhem and enables you to play with your friends on the same sofa or across the world.”
To the uninitiated, here is the teaser for the new game: