It’s been nearly a year since Eden Games and Microids unleashed Gear.Club Unlimited to the Switch fan base to a, let’s say, lackluster reception. The original game landed in a platform hungry for racing games in the wake of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. To this day the Switch is still coming up short on racing titles, much less a solid racing sim to rival Microsoft’s Forza or Sony’s Gran Turismo. This holiday season Gear.Club is coming back for another attempt at the racing simulator glory with Gear.Club Unlimited 2.
The original Gear.Club included 32 licensed cars including models from Acura and McLaren as well as split-screen local multiplayer races. The sequel is upping the ante with over 50 cars, online multiplayer, and a variety of new game modes to keep the racing interesting. Last year’s entry caught some flak for the overly simplistic design and it appears that Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is addressing that criticism head on.
Eden Games and Microids haven’t released much info on the game other than the cars that will make an appearance and the inclusion of online multiplayer. The trailer included definitely shows that the newest iteration sets its sights on a much larger scope than its predecessor. The map view and changing locations of the race events brought back memories of games such as Midnight Club: Los Angeles; offering a wide variety of locals while also providing zippy arcade racing through them and some unique customization in between. Gear.Club Unlimited 2 will release on December 4th worldwide on the Nintendo Switch.