Splatoon-Like Co-op Racer Trailblazers Announced for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

Rising Star Games and independent developer Supergonk (veteran devs from Codemasters, Bizarre Creations, and Lionhead) have announced Trailblazers.

The game is likened to a co-op arcade racing game with a Splatoon-like level-painting mechanic. Featured above, you can view the announcement trailer for the game.

A worldwide release is planned for sometime in May of this year across Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


Trailblazers is a fresh new co-operative racing title with an innovative on-track game mechanic: paint the track, boost on your colour and work as a team to win!

Take control of high-speed racers in unique 3v3 team races across a series of colourful circuits. Paint the track as you race, capturing key areas to dynamically change the racing line, then boost on your team’s colour to dominate the race!

  • True co-operative team racing with a brand new, never-before-seen core mechanic
  • Exciting high-speed circuit racing with second-to-second strategy that is new to the genre
  • Play online, either solo or together with split screen buddies

In Trailblazers, you don’t just take the racing line. You make it! Work with your teammates to paint the track surface, capturing the fastest straights and most technical corners for your team. Join your trails together over multiple laps to make a perfectly connected line around the track, and paint over your opponent’s colour to deny them the race.

More paint means more boost!Driving on your colour gives you a speed boost! Strategically paint the track in key areas to give your team an advantage. Boosting for longer unlocks higher top speeds, rewarding racers who can chain long trails together with no gaps. Capture the track and drive with accuracy to win the race!

Work together with your teammates to capture the track! The best teams will share painting and boosting duties, picking complementary drivers to maximise their individual skill-sets. But don’t forget about the opposing team! Paint over their trails to deny them boost, or save up your paint for aggressive attacks which shock the opposition and disrupt their strategy.

Key Features:

  • A larger-than-life cast of drivers, including humans, aliens and psychotic robots!
  • Drive a selection of different high-speed hover cars, each with unique stats and performance characteristics
  • Join up with your friends in local multiplayer, or take it to online matchmaking with full split-screen support!
  • Play through a series of unique chapters of single player Story Mode, each with a distinct series of asymmetrical objectives to complete
  • Experience a pulse-pounding licensed soundtrack featuring awesome Future Funk tracks from indie artists.
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