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Dakar Desert Rally gets an extremely 80s trailer

Dakar Desert Rally

Publisher and developer Saber Interactive shared a trailer for Dakar Desert Rally that’s straight out of the 1980s – in glorious 4:3 aspect ratio and with appropriate video banding.

The new trailer reveals two legendary Dakar vehicles straight from the 80s: the DAF Truck Turbo-Twin and Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 Turbo 16. Both vehicles will be playable day one as instant unlocks with the Deluxe Edition of Dakar Desert Rally.

Here’s the new extremely 80s trailer:

Here’s a rundown on the December 2021-announced game:

Dakar Desert Rally is the biggest and most epic off-road rally racing adventure ever developed. Dakar Desert Rally captures the genuine speed and excitement of Amaury Sport Organisation’s largest rally race on the planet, featuring a wide variety of licensed vehicles from the world’s top makers, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs. The game offers unique challenges for off-road simulation diehards and casual racing fans alike. Compete in fierce online multiplayer races or navigate the vast wilds in single-player offline.

Features

  • Authentic Dakar Rally Experience – Over 30 stages of full rally racing from the official 2020 and 2021 Dakar Rally races with officially licensed vehicles, teams and pilots across multiplayer and single-player modes. All across an immense open world that doesn’t limit you to tracks and roads. The game also supports a wide array of steering wheels for the ultimate driving experience.
  • Seasons and Dynamic Weather – Featuring all four seasons and a full day-night cycle. Whether facing billowing sandstorms, blazing desert sunlight, grueling rain and snow, or deep mud, you’ll need to overcome the elements and your competition to win.
  • Rescue & Repair – In true Dakar fashion, you can tow and rescue a competitor out of a jam for extra repair points. Who knows — you might need the favor returned down the road.

Dakar Desert Rally is set to launch on October 4th across Windows PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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