Published on July 27th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning
Mattel and Milestone Reveal Massive Garage of Rides in Upcoming Hot Wheels Unleashed
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and MILAN, Italy / SYDNEY, Australia – July 27, 2021 – Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Milestone, a leading global racing game developer, today unveiled a massive garage of cars that will be available at launch in Hot Wheels Unleashed™. Featuring 66 vehicles, including Hot Wheels® most celebrated original designs over the brand’s 53-year history, the lineup also includes cars that have become icons of automotive pop culture, such as Party Wagon from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snoopy from Peanuts, K.I.T.T. from NBC’s Knight Rider and the Time Machine from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Back to the Future.
For those players looking to get behind the wheel of their favourite vehicles found on today’s city streets and racetracks, die-cast favourites will be featured from OEMs representing the past, present and future of car culture. From classic rides such as the ’32 Ford ‘Deuce’ and ’69 Dodge Charger to modern favourites including the Audi R8 Spyder and Honda S2000, plus hypercars packed with future tech such as the 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko, there is truly a ride for everyone.
Additional vehicles will be made available by playing Hot Wheels Unleashed™ in all the different game modes. Hot Wheels Unleashed™ launches globally on Sept. 30, 2021 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store).
In addition to Hot Wheels® originals like Boneshaker and Twin Mill, below are some of the list of cars fans can drive to their heart’s content:
- Party Wagon
- Back to the Future Time Machine
- Audi R8 Spyder
- Audi Sport Quattro
- ’55 Chevy
- Copo Camaro
- ’71 El Camino
- ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona
- RAM 1500 Rebel
- FIAT 500
- ’32 Ford
- 1956 Ford Truck
- 2018 Ford Mustang GT
- Honda S2000
- 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
- Mini Cooper S Challenge
Hot Wheels Unleashed™ players will be able to upgrade vehicles using the in-game Rarity System. With the Rarity System, players will be able to collect and dismantle in-game vehicles in order to improve how their vehicles perform. Some upgrades can only be discovered in different and secret ways.
As the #1 selling toy in the world, Hot Wheels is the global category leader in toy vehicles. For the last fifty plus years, Hot Wheels has proven its influence on car culture with legendary design and epic performance. Today, Hot Wheels has become a global powerhouse franchise, with live and virtual events on almost every continent, highly sought-after consumer products and top-tier collaborations, a #1-rated content channel on YouTube, and more. While 16.5 Hot Wheels are sold every second and over 8 billion cars have been sold to date, the brand continues to expand its presence in digital gaming, with success across mobile, console and PC platforms.