With Paris Games Week roaring upon us, a lot of game publishers and developers are greasing up the hype machine nice and early. Iceberg Interactive is teasing plenty of new games and other content, as the indie-focused brand gears up for 2020. The games on show at PGW 2019 are looking better and better each day. But we’re not here to talk about Iceberg, oh no, we’re here to talk about the increasingly active THQ Nordic and what they have planned for the future.
And we can also assume that THQ Nordic will be at the French gaming convention too, but they surely have plenty of stuff to show off before that. Just today alone they announced the upcoming release of Darksiders Genesis, a prequel to the action game franchise, this December. The company also announced the opening of a distribution and marketing branch in Japan. But now they have some DLC to show us.
That new DLC is a new batch of vehicles for Wreckfest. The spiritual successor to the iconic FlatOut racing series has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, but is had its trouble getting there. Developer Bugbear Entertainment released early versions of the game, with its beautifully detailed physics engine tuned for destruction, all the way back in 2014. The game putted through a four-year long Early Access stint before finally releasing on the PC. A console port was planned, then delayed several times, before finally coming out this past August. Since then though, things have been looking up. Now, THQ Nordic and Bugbear have just pushed out a new DLC pack adding some more tools to the toolbox of destruction that is Wreckfest.
Backwood Bangers features three new vehicles, each with their own style and physics characteristics. And in this game, that usually means they smash real well. For the more humorous among you, there’s the Honey Pot is the “shittiest racer ever.” This outhouse on wheels looks flimsy, but it’s built like a brick shithouse. More traditional racers might enjoy either the Outlaw, a classic Hot Rod; or the Hornet, a Euro Coupe that’s designed with muscle in mind.
Check it out in the trailer down below. You can grab the vehicle pack on Steam for $3.99. You can also grab Wreckfest’s Season Pass, which includes two other packs that add 20 new cars, 20 unique roof decorations, and additional car customization options. The base game is worth a look if you haven’t seen it before. The destruction-focused racing is fun and visceral, making for hours of breaky-breaky-breaky fun across the various insane courses. The racing title also features destruction derbies, challenge modes, and a career mode to test your skill in. See if you can bash your way to the finish line.