I’m always up for a new racing game. And if you this racer comes with a new idea, then I am even more interested. Well, today, publisher PQube and developer Level 91 Entertainment have announced a new racing game that will be coming to PC and consoles in Spring 2020. Inertial Drift is a gorgeous looking racer that takes drifting to extremes that would make Ridge Racer blush. Possibly the most intriguing thing about Inertial Drift is its control method. The game uses the two thumbsticks to control your car as you drift around long sweeping bends. I can’t say that I have ever heard of a twin-stick racer but it certainly grabs my attention.
Unlike a lot of drift events in racing games, Inertial Drift is not about scoring points. This is all about 1-on-1 racing. You will face off against your opponent across 20 different tracks ranging from neon-lit cities to countrysides bathed in the pink Japanese sunset. There will be 16 different characters to play as and each will have their own unique traits and styles. And to top it all off, the game is presented in a gorgeous cel-shaded aesthetic. You can check it out below in the Announcement Trailer along with the official description of the game –
Forget everything you know about drifting.
Set in a 90’s retro future, Inertial Drift is an Arcade Racer with a devastatingly unique handling model and unbelievably satisfying twin-stick drift mechanics. Inertial Drift offers a whole new level of accessibility and challenge to the arcade racing genre – for a driving experience genuinely unlike anything you’ve played before.
Inertial Drift will launch for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Spring 2020 and will be playable at EGX in London this weekend.
What do you think of Inertial Drift? Would you rather have another Ridge Racer? Are you a fan of cel-shaded graphics? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.