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Apr 03, 2024

Isometric arcade racer Sprint from Atari reborn as NeoSprint and launching this summer

From Press Release:

New York, NY (April 3, 2024) – Rev your engines, as today Atari is delighted to announce that NeoSprint, the adrenaline-pumping multiplayer racing game, is preparing for a launch on PC and consoles in Summer 2024. With multiple game modes, custom racetracks, upgradable cars, and eight-player local multiplayer, NeoSprint reintroduces the fun of arcade-era single-screen racing.

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With NeoSprint, Atari returns to the single-screen racing format first made popular in the 1970s by the Sprint Series arcade machines. NeoSprint enhances the single-screen formula with contemporary features, including a rich and colorful 3D isometric presentation, upgradable cars, a track-builder, and the ability to compete against the best track times of players from across the globe.

NeoSprint does an amazing job of bringing back the fun of single-screen co-op racing, while adding more modern elements of a racing sim,” said Waid Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Atari. “With its intense, co-op mayhem NeoSprint is a worthy addition to the Sprint Series lineage.”

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Key Features Include: 

  • Track Builder: Create and share your dream tracks and circuits with the NeoSprint player community. Build tracks with jumps and turns up to three levels high across three different biomes. Share your best designs and get ready to compete for the fastest time.
  • Multiplayer Mayhem: Get ready for some fun, arcade-style mayhem as you race against up to eight other players. Friendships will be tested and rivalries will be born.
  • It’s a Career: Advance your career in the single-player Campaign Mode as you compete across multiple Racing Cups with increasingly difficult tracks. As you progress, unlock new decorations and car liveries.
  • Racing Your Way: Hone your driving skills with Obstacle Course and Time Trial challenges, then step up to compete in Campaign and Grand Prix modes. There is plenty of racing content for every type of player.
  • Custom Cars: Nine car types, from muscle to sports cars, all with unique speed, acceleration, and handling. Each car is customizable with colors and Atari-themed decals. Create your dream car and get racing!

NeoSprint has been in early access on the Atari VCS since October 2023. Atari and developer Headless Chicken Games have used feedback from the VCS community to refine the title ahead of its PC and console launch.

NeoSprint drifts onto PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch this Summer. Play the early access version now exclusively on Atari VCS. Learn more at the official website.

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A press kit including logos, videos, GIFs, and box art is available here: