Sequel to popular racer coming to mobile devices and consoles.
The first Beach Buggy Racing introduced over 70 million international mobile players to console-style kart-racing with a playful off-road twist. With the sequel, Vector Unit has upped the ante with a ton of new content, upgradeable powerups, and for the first time will enable players to compete against each other in online competitions and tournaments.
With over 50 power-ups to discover and upgrade, Beach Buggy Racing 2 adds a layer of strategic depth to the classic kart racing formula. Players collect abilities like ‘Chain Lightning’, ‘Donut Tires’ and ‘Killer Bees’; customise strategic load-outs of power-ups, cars and characters; and then test their skills and abilities online against other players from around the world.
Competitions range from daily races and special events, to weekly tournaments powered by Amazon GameOn, in which players compete against each other on leader-boards to win prizes.
Matt Small, CEO of developer Vector Unit said of the tournaments:
“We knew we wanted tournaments and community to sit at the heart of BBR2. Amazon GameOn offers a perfect way for our players to compete against each other in fun, leaderboard-style tournaments to win unique unlocks and prizes.”
There’s no solid release date yet for the game, as the developers teased “We’ll release it when it’s ready”, but an early summer worldwide release has been suggested. Beach Buggy Racing 2 will first be launched as a free-to-play mobile game on Android and iOS, with a ‘premium’ version coming for consoles and Steam later this year.
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