Mantis Burn Racing Announced for Xbox One

By Kelly Packard, 3 months ago
If classic top-town arcade racing with online multiplayer piques your interest, you may want to take a look at Mantis Burn Racing, an upcoming Xbox One title from VooFoo Studios. Though the game has just entered the Early Access program on Steam, it expects to spend a relatively short time there, only two to three months.

The development team is led by Mark Williams, a veteran in the genre, known for his work on the Commodore Amiga game Max Rally. According to the devs, the game "combines fast-paced, bumper-to-bumper racing with intuitive, tactile gameplay" in addition to "raw top-down racing, stunning visuals and fully-upgradable vehicles." Mantis Burn Racing will be playable in single player, up to 4-player local co-op and up to 8-player multiplayer online.

The full features are as follows:

  • Comprehensive Career Mode – Test every aspect of your driving ability in a compelling career structure where you choose your progression path on the road to being crowned Mantis Burn Racing Champion.
  • Bumper-to-Bumper Racing – Jump the sand dunes of sun-scorched Sand Town or burn rubber on the asphalt city streets of New Shangri-la in high-risk, high-speed but most of all, highly competitive racing.
  • Incredible Vehicles – Choose from a roster of fully customisable built-for-racing vehicles in 3 distinct categories, each with their own unique handling and performance traits with speedy dune-buggies, versatile road-racers and super-strong 6-wheeler trucks competing side-by-side in the same race.
  • Stunning Visuals – Race across stunning reversible tracks located in 2 distinct environments with incredible photo-realistic visuals for crystal clear high-octane racing.
  • Utterly Believable – Enter a world of realistic, but fun, vehicle handling and dynamic destructible environments where tyres screech and barriers fly.
  • Deep Upgrade System – Fine tune your vehicle’s appearance, handling and performance to your exact preference and playing style via a deep, tactical upgrade system that offers an almost infinite amount of vehicle variations, creating a unique race experience for every player.
  • Challenging Game Modes – Master demanding game modes that keep the extensive solo career fresh and exciting.
  • Intense Multiplayer – 4 player local split-screen racing with extensive online modes for up to 8 players allowing players worldwide to race together seamlessly.
  • Original Soundtrack – Race to an original ambient-electro soundtrack written especially for the game.
  • Regular Updates – Regular content updates during Early Access with add-ons planned post full launch, including free and paid content packs.
Mantis Burn Racing

VooFoo plans for the Steam Early Access version to serve as a beta test, aiding the game in being fully ready for its console release. Mantis Burn Racing is scheduled to launch on Xbox One in 2016.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
College student, longtime gamer, writer and Sour Patch Watermelon enthusiast.