A new arcade racer is available to buy now as Speed 3: Grand Prix launches on consoles with PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions available. The game is developed by Lion Castle, who previously released Super Street: The Game, and Super Street: Racer.
The racing game aims to be accessible, uncomplicated fun, with formula cars racing in American wastelands, the British countryside and drifting through the streets of Tokyo, in case the arcade nature of Speed 3 isn’t quite clear enough.
So why pick this over your favourite sim racing title for a quick race or two? Well, the car handling is apparently designed to be easy and accessible, which means it could be a good choice to enjoy with younger racers, and get them into virtual motorsport.
Handily, there’s split-screen local multiplayer for exactly this type of competition, although there doesn’t seem to be any online racing. So it will be about living room battles, and going through the single player mode to unlock a ‘multitude’ of bonus cars which apparently include muscle cars, tuners, super sport and exotics, hot rods and nitro racing monsters.
The trophies and achievements should be fairly easy to pick up, if that’s your thing:
Speed 3: Grand Prix Trophies:
- Speed Demon Unlock all trophies
- Crash! Crash your own car for the first time
- Crash Boom! Crash your own car for the 10th time
- Crash Boom Bang! Crash your own car for the 100th time
- Takedown! Take down an opponent for the first time
- Vehicular carnage! Take down an opponent for the 25th time
- Destroyer of worlds! Take down an opponent for the 250th time
- Winner! Win your first race
- Conqueror! Win 10 races
- Champion! Win 100 races
- Rookie Legend! Complete your first Rookie Season
- Pro Legend! Complete your first Pro Season
- Epic Legend! Complete your first Epic Season
- Legendary! Complete your first Legendary Season
- Friends! Finish your first Split-Screen race
- Friends for ever! Finish your 10th Split-Screen race
Speed 3: Grand Prix launches on consoles with a Ghost Mode for practising your technique, weather effects, and car damage. Although that’s not likely to stop young rivals punting you off at every opportunity in our experience of racing games.
And that’s about all of the information available on Speed 3: Grand Prix gameplay. It was announced earlier in 2020, and is available in digital or physical formats depending on where in the world you’re located.
You can order Speed 3: Grand Prix as a digital download for the Xbox One via the Microsoft Store for £25.99, for the PS4 via the PlayStation Store for £24.99, or the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop for £26.99. Physical copies can be found on Amazon at £24.99.