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When the guys at Voofoo Studios put their love and soul into something, you just have to sit up and listen. And that’s exactly what they’ve done with Mantis Burn Racing, so the least you can do is give them some of your time.

Available to download right now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Mantis Burn Racing brings glorious visuals, fast top-down racing, a career mode that stretches to at least 20 hours and the opportunity for you to race both with local friends and online strangers in some close quarters racing. With an upgrade system in place, three different race difficulty levels and a number of cars and tracks to get involved in, if you’re looking for a racer that is slightly different to Forza Horizon 3, then Mantis Burn may well be it.

Our full review will be with you shortly (we’re just waiting for that damn embargo to lift), but for now we can leave you with our hands on preview of the game. It also made our ‘best games at EGX 2016’ list. Make sure you check them both out, then head on over to the Xbox Games Store to get your download in. At £11.99, it’s very well priced too.

Edit: So, that embargo lifted. You can therefore read our review of Mantis Burn Racing on Xbox One right now. Enjoy!

We’ll also leave the official launch trailer right below for you to have a watch of. We reckon the first 10 seconds or so are utterly amazing 🙂

Game Description:

The race is on in Mantis Burn Racing, where fast-paced bumper-to-bumper racing combines with intuitive, tactile gameplay and stunning visuals in one of the best-looking and most immersive top-down racers around. Drive incredible built-for-racing vehicles across highly detailed, visually stunning tracks, in high-risk, high-speed races where winning is everything. Prove your skills in an extensive career mode and take on friends with 4-player local split-screen racing and online modes for up to 8 players in ‘one-more-go’ style competitive racing. With a RPG-style upgrade system providing players with deep tactical choices and excellent replay-ability, this is racing at its rawest but most exciting! Features: • Compelling Career Mode – Test every aspect of your driving ability in a comprehensive 7-season career structure where you choose your progression path on the road to being crowned Mantis Burn Racing Champion. • Bumper-to-Bumper Racing – Jump the sand dunes of sun-scorched Sand Town or burn rubber on the asphalt city streets of New Shangri-la in high-risk, high-speed but most of all, highly competitive racing. • Incredible Vehicles – Choose from a roster of fully customisable built-for-racing vehicles in 3 distinct categories, each with their own unique handling and performance traits with speedy dune-buggies, versatile road-racers and super-strong 6-wheeler trucks competing side-by-side in the same race. • Stunning Visuals – Race across stunning reversible tracks located in 2 distinct environments with incredible photo-realistic visuals for crystal clear high-octane racing. • Intuitive, exciting gameplay – Enter a world of realistic, but fun, vehicle handling with intuitive and exciting gameplay where the driving experience takes centre stage. • RPG-Style Upgrade System – Fine tune your vehicle’s handling and performance to your exact preference and playing style via a RPG-style upgrade slot system that offers an almost infinite amount of vehicle variations, creating a unique race experience for every player. • Challenging Game Modes – Master 8 fun game modes – including knockout, accumulator and time trial – that keep the extensive solo career fresh and exciting. • Weekly Challenges – Race your way to the top of the Global leader boards in unique challenges each week for the ultimate in bragging rights. • Intense Multiplayer – 4 player local split-screen racing with extensive online modes for up to 8 players allowing players worldwide to race together seamlessly. • Original Soundtrack – Race to an original ambient-electro soundtrack written especially for the game. • Regular Updates – Regular updates including free and paid content packs.

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