If you are a 90’s kid, you grew up on two things: The Fast and the Furious and Need For Speed. While Need For Speed was a video game and The Fast and the Furious was a street-racing focused action movie, the two had a lot of common, from the style to the attitude, and of course, the cars. Drifting, turning, speeding, whipping through the streets, the 90’s ushered an age of driving with attitude. Sharing in this attitude, the team at Level 91 Entertainment is creating a very special racing video game that shares the thrill of high-speed racing and drifting. Coming this Summer from publisher Pqube and Level 91 Entertainment comes Inertial Drift, a twin-stick racing game with style and exciting thrills, launching this August.
Inertial Drift puts players on the streets of a retro 90’s future, colorful, and vibrant, like something pulled from an anime such as Initial-D. Within and around the city, players race at blistering speed through tunnels and avenues. The key is not to win first place but to drift and drift precisely. The left stick handles turning, but the right stick handles drifting. Big points are rewarded for drifting as perfectly as possible around corners and obstacles. Each car handles differently than the other, and to master each course, players apply the throttle, brake, and the turn precisely.
The game made a presence at the PQUBE booth at PAX East, and the game was sharp, even in its early state. The game ran at a butter-smooth 60 frames per second, and the controls were tight, responsive, and extremely accurate. It accomplished what it set out to do, even as it is in early development. Inertial Drift is not another racing game, but is shaping to be among the very best that 2020 has to offer. When released, Inertial Drift will feature various game modes and multiplayer.
Intertial Drift is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on August 7th. PQUBE will be launching physical editions for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.