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Micro Machines races onto consoles and PC

The original lil’ cars are making a comeback. Micro Machines World Series revs its engines for an April launch.

Just like the real thing, only smaller

Always a good time, Micro Machines are kind of universally loved. I know people who never even played with them as kids, who dig ’em. Adding weapons to them, and having them face off against each other? Yeah, that’s just going to make ’em even cooler.

World Series features the tiny vehicles in real world locations like “the garden, kitchen, workshop and many more”. It’ll have you taking control of a Micro car in multiple game modes as well, like Race, Elimination, where you’ll be able to race friends or CPU-controlled cars. Additionally, Capture the Flag and King of the Hill will allow you to battle your buddies in a brawl for miniature supremacy.

The best part (according to me)? The game will not only support 12 players online, but 4 player split-screen. Couch-based battling? Oh yes, thank you, I’ll have some more of that.

This one’s being designed with an eye towards “social gaming”, as Codemasters’ VP Publishing, Jonathan Bunney explains.

 “The original Micro Machines was a breakthrough multiplayer racing game, and remains much loved in the gaming community. We saw great success earlier this year with our free-to-play mobile game, but this brand new console title takes the franchise to its greatest levels of multiplayer mayhem, and enables you to play with your friends on the same sofa or across the world.” Bunney continued, “Whether you’ve been playing Micro Machines since the early days or are new to the craziness of racing and battling vehicles across household environments, this incredibly fun experience is a welcome break from all the serious multiplayer alternatives. With the support of Hasbro and being able to feature some of their biggest brands, such as HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS, G.I. JOE, OUIJA and NERF, this represents the very best of social gaming.”

Expect to see Micro Machines World Series on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC this coming April.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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