The next Forza Horizon 3 expansion is getting a huge splash of childhood nostalgia, as Microsoft is proving you are never too old to play with Hot Wheels. Microsoft announced today that Mattel’s iconic toy line will be front and center of the upcoming expansion. Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels will be available as an expansion pass but it can also be purchased as a standalone priced at $19.99.
Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels will be adding ten new cars to the game, including some of the brand’s most recognizable models like Twin Mill, Rip Rod, and Bone Shaker. It is also going beyond simply including playable cars. It will allow players to race on courses based on those famously bright orange racetracks you spent (or still spend) hours playing with. In addition to this, players will be taken to six new themed islands off the coast of Australia, all of which are connected by corkscrews and loops.
For the creatives, take advantage of the editing feature called Stunt Swap, and modify and share various sections of the tracks with the Forza community. Compete in events across Australia, all while working your way to the new Hot Wheels Goliath circuit.
You can read Microsoft’s official description of the features Hot Wheels will bring to Forza Horizon 3:
Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels takes players to six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks- positioned hundreds of feet in the air- featuring classic Hot Wheels configurations like loops, corkscrews, and more. This is stunt driving at its most extreme, where you can master tricks by performing brand new Hot Wheels skills that make use of boost pads, high-bank turns, half pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs.
Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels will release on May 9 for Xbox One and Windows 10.
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