is available right now for the Wii U on the Nintendo eShop. You can pick up a digital copy of the title right now for Nintendo’s abandoned but worthwhile eighth gen home console.
is developed by Shin’en Multimedia, a German engineering studio who actually aren’t known for their prowess in the field of racing games, but are proficient in… well, software engineering. Even still, turned out ot be one of the best looking games on the Wii U, running at a gorgeous 60 frames per second at 720p.
You can see some of that 720p and 60fps racing in action courtesy of YouTuber Tilmendomination, who has been chronicling the gameplay across each of the four cups. The second cup – the Xenon cup – is the one featured in the video below that clocks in at just under 15 minutes.
The Xenon cup actually seems easier than the Cobalt cup, only on account that the tracks are very straightforward and seem to contain fewer points where the momentum breaks. That’s not to say that players won’t have to deal with track hazards, because they certainly do.
The first track in the race is Zvil Raceway, which is a basic raceway with a swinging bridge segment that could prove tricky for people who don’t pay attention. The second stage in the Xenon cup is the Sunahara Plains, which is a desert track with some flames that pop up in a specific segment. The third track in the Xenon cup is Kamagori City, which features a twisting jump but is otherwise a really fast, turbo-oriented track. The final track in the up is the very ambitious space race called Daitoshi Station. It’s one of those tracks that looks to be heavily inspired by and a little bit of the space track from .
Most of the tracks play through pretty fast without any slowdown or hiccups. There is some slight slowdown during the Daitoshi Station when the asteroids hit the track causing massive explosions in the process, but otherwise the game runs as smooth as fairway with lawn maintenance as slick as a bikini wax.
Beating the Xenon cup will unlock a new vehicle and the Titanium Cup.
The one thing I thought was most interesting was how at the start of the race we got to see how boosting into other players causing them to spin out. That’s a good way to keep people out of first place.
You can pick up a digital copy of for the Wii U right now for $14.99 from the Nintendo eShop.