Nearly a year after its release, Gear.Club Unlimited is still the only racing game on Nintendo Switch that lets you drive licensed cars. That will soon change when V-Rally 4 releases this year, but if you want to race road cars on Nintendo’s hybrid console, Gear.Club Unlimited is still your only option.
Developed by Eden Games, the same team behind the Test Drive Unlimited series, Gear.Club Unlimited is an enhanced port of a free-to-play mobile game. It’s fun to play in short bursts and has great car customisation, but the game was hampered by its mobile roots thanks to twitchy controls, dated visuals, and uninspiring track designs. Hopefully, Eden Games can improve on the original game’s shortcomings, because a sequel has just been announced. Unlike the first game, it’s being developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Gear.Club Unlimited 2 will feature more than 1,800 miles of roads and over 250 races, with environments varying from snowy mountains, wooded valleys, desert roads and coasts spread across championships, missions and challenges. Once again, your garage will play a key role, allowing you to admire and fully customise your car collection. Additionally, players can create and manage their own club and will need to recruit drivers to take on rival clubs around the world.
50 licensed cars will be included from renowned manufacturers, such as the Porsche 718 Boxster, 918 Spyder, 911 GT2RS, Dodge Viper, Lotus 3-Eleven and McLaren 720s.
“Eden Games did tremendous work for Gear.Club Unlimited. We are very proud to continue our collaboration and support the production of games in France. We can’t wait for players to discover Gear.Club Unlimited 2,” said Elliot Grassiano, Vice-President of Microïds.
“Gear.Club Unlimited was an opportunity for us to grasp all of the features offered by the Nintendo Switch. Based on this experience and feedback from players, our aim with Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is to bring them an even richer racing game, which still bears Eden Games’ signature!” David Nadal, CEO of Eden Games, added.
Gear.Club Unlimited 2 will be released on the Nintendo Switch as a physical copy and digitally at the end of 2018. The game will be playable at Gamescom next week, so more details and videos will no doubt emerge soon.