Natsume confirms Gotcha Racing for 3DS is out August 27th

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I dug the 3DS out of its tomb at the bottom of a plastic bin just the other day to see if I’d missed the release of Gotcha Racing. Since I first saw it at E3 there’s just been a special somethin-somethin about the top-down, cross-screen racing game that’s captured my interest. It turns out I didn’t totally flake out and miss it because just today Natsume has confirmed it’ll be out on the 3DS eShop on August 27th. Yay!

Unfortunately, they still haven’t released any more direct feed footage and not even new screenshots so the impact of the game may be lost with just these two images. Nevertheless, I’m planning on picking this up on the 27th so look for some kind of recap in the coming weeks. If you’d like to know more about the game, click on in. I’ll just leave Natsume’s whole press release here since I’m too exhausted at the moment to edit it down.

Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today announces the release date for its upcoming 3DS title, Gotcha Racing. Combining a top-down racing style with drifting mechanics alongside a capsule machine draw system for new parts, players will dive into an addictive mix of gameplay that will draw in casual drivers, as well as hardcore speed demons, starting August 27th!

First debuted at E3 2015, Gotcha Racing is top-down racing game with a twist: Capsule Machines dispense parts you use to make your car! As racers progress and gain access to better Capsule Machines, your car will become the envy of the racing world! Once you’re driving the perfect car, race on 12 different tracks, compete in Grand Prix races, and conquer six different racing grades while trying your luck with numerous capsule machines to unlock!

“Everyone at the office who has played Gotcha Racing quickly became addicted to the fantastic gameplay,” said Hiro Maekawa, president and CEO of Natsume Inc. “It seems like a simple game at first, but there is a lot of racing depth hidden under its charming exterior!”

Using both screens on the 3DS means plenty of track visibility, and seeing your personalized car front and center makes for an exciting perspective not typically seen in other racing games. Use StreetPass to race against other players and receive even more parts, or tap into Play Coins for special parts not available anywhere else! Don’t blink, or you’ll miss this high-octane racing game available on August 27th in the Nintendo eShop!

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