V-Rally 4 release REVEALED: Off-road racing game returns on PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch
V-Rally is a series which conjures up early console memories for a lot of gamers. It was, in it's day, one of the best racing games available. Well now, it's making a comeback and in a big way.
Too young to remember the excellence that was V-Rally on the original PlayStation. Here's a quick refresher for you:
Released in 1997 on PlayStation 1, V-Rally revolutionised the genre with 3 game modes and its selection of vehicles and famous tracks. it's two sequel's were less successful, but the series is, rightly, still fondly remembered even to this day.
Remarkably though, we've not had another game since 2003, that is, until now under the supervision of developers Kylotonn Racing Games, a French studio specializing in racing simulations such as WRC 7 and TT Isle of Man.
According to the press release, V-Rally 4 is coming this September to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
It will have "more than 50 models of emblematic rallying and extreme motorsports vehicles," some of which you can already see in the trailer, such as the Porsche 911 Safari, a Ford Mustang and a Ford Fiesta RS RX.
Players will also be able to "collect, upgrade, customise, and above all, master them" so it sounds fairly extensive.
V-Rally 4 Screenshots
V-Rally is back some 16 years since the release of the last V-Rally game. Take a look at some screenshots below…
Kylotonn Racing Games have said in their announcement that the goal of this new release for the series is to:
"remain faithful to the identity of the franchise, which earned the support of millions of fans, and to strike a perfect balance between sensation, presentation, and simulation, while offering the best graphics and gameplay the latest technology can support."
Adding to this, Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn and also a veteran of the V-Rally series also said:
"It's a real privilege for me to once again work on the V-Rally series. It's an extraordinary title that I have a very special connection to.
"I had a chance to join the team that created V-Rally to develop V-Rally 3 on the PlayStation 2 as a programmer. I'm very proud to be working on the franchise again 15 years later."
V-RALLY 4 MODES AND FEATURES
This is only the first announcement for the game but so far Kylotonn Racing Games has revealed a handful of the key features and types of races players will get from the new game, all of which are listed below.
• Rally: From Africa to Sequoia Park and Japan, travel the world along difficult tracks and in extreme conditions, such as snow, ice, and mud…
• Extreme-Khana: You'll have to be a master of precision and drifting on these tracks full of pitfalls.
• V-Rally Cross: Leave your opponents in the dust on these dirt/asphalt tracks and take on 7 expert adversaries.
• Buggy: Hop into your all-terrain vehicle to win the race on these particularly rugged tracks. Not for the faint of heart!
• Hillclimb: Race to the top behind the wheel of powerful cars.
You can also prove yourself in V-Rally 4's Online and Career modes.