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It was announced today that one of the most legendary gaming franchises is returning thanks to Codemasters & Koch Media. After 10 years Micro Machines is set to race onto PCs and consoles this April. Micro Machines: World Series looks to be a momentous step for the legendary franchise, and hopefully can launch a new collection of games based on the micro mayhem. Check out the trailer to see for yourself.

The new game will retain several of the classic modes that made the original games so exciting. This HD update will retain the fan favorite modes such as race and elimination but will also introduce new battle arenas where you can wreck havoc on a miniature scale against your friends or even the AI if you prefer, as well as new team based modes like 'King of the Hill' and 'Capture the Flag'.

Codemasters has a long history with driving and racing titles like DiRT, GRID and Formula 1, so Micro Machines is definitely in the right hands from a production standpoint. Jonathan Bunney, the VP of Publishing for Codemasters had this to say about the original games:

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.

He then 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.

So it looks as though no matter what your history with the original games, or even your experience with the mobile game, you'll be blasted into the most miniature manic racing adventure, ever.

Are you ready to go Micro?

SOURCE | Codemasters | Gamasutra

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