Slipstream Blue Hour Free Expansion to Bring Cars, Tracks, and More Game Modes

Slipstream Blue Hour Expansion

Brazilian indie developer ansdor and Spanish indie publisher BlitWorks have announced the new Slipstream Blue Hour free expansion update that brings in 3 new cars, 5 new maps, songs, and new game modes for players

This comes as the game is celebrating its 5th anniversary of the arcade racer. The free expansion is set to arrive this Summer on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch consoles. In addition, Slipstream will also be natively released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. 

The latest free expansion called Blue Hour will see the addition of two game modes,s three new cars, 5 brand new tracks, and their respective five music tracks to enjoy while you race.

All of the new tracks are set in real-world locations, or as the developers like to say, their locations are more specifically exotic or unexpected locations such as Europe: Marseille, Pompeii, Transylvania, Granada, and Edinburgh. 

The developer ansdor has also increased their skill, bringing in new features to the Slipstream engine, which the new tracks heavily use. This includes features such as the fog system, a dynamic lighting system that allows the headlights of race cars to illuminate the track in real-time. The new expansion makes the game look like a 32-bit game whereas it previously looked like a 16-bit game.

For the musical side of the new expansion, the songs used for the brand new tracks are said to be inspired by the eccentric electric club-ish racing tunes of Ridge Racer 4, Need for Speed, and Wipeout.

Talking about the new expansion, Sandro de Paula aka “andsor” had this to say,

The blue hour is a brief period of the day, after the sunset but before the night, when the sky takes on a deep blue tone. It’s long been appreciated by painters and photographers because of the beautiful and unique properties of light during this time. The fading light from the sun illuminates everything softly, and the deep blue sky creates a great contrast with the usually yellow-ish urban lamps. It’s a moment of natural beauty that happens every day. And as times of the day have always been a theme in Slipstream, in this expansion I joined forces with Effoharkay and took the opportunity to explore it a little more.

Slipstream was released last year on consoles and is currently available for $9.99 on all consoles. The game was developed by ansdor and took four years for the developer to build his own custom game engine that recreates the sprite scaling graphic techniques that many players will be familiar with and those that were used in the 80s and 90s. 

Slipstream Blue Hour Expansion

We got to review the game and we gave it an 8.5/10 as it gives a real tribute to the retro racing games. You should check out the review and then decide if you want to try out this beautiful retro racing game by ansdor.

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