Fans of motorcycling have several games on Switch to satisfy their two-wheeled desires, although we’re still waiting for a truly stellar interpretation of the sport. However, there’ll soon be another title on the system and it’s shaping up very nicely from the looks of the above trailer. TT Isle of Man is making the journey from other platforms to Switch, revving up for release both physically and digitally on 23rd May.
This official companion to the annual endurance race painstakingly recreates each of the 37.7 miles of the island’s deadly circuit and gives players the chance to taste the perils without risking life and limb in what some might call a foolhardy endeavour. Seriously, if you’re unfamiliar with the event, you might not believe that such a street race could possibly exist and be officially sanctioned.
The above gameplay trailer highlights the different views available and gives a good idea of how the game holds up on Nintendo’s handheld. We reckon it looks pretty respectable! More importantly, ‘content and functionalities will be identical to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions’ according to the developers.
The official blurb promises the following:
– A faithful reproduction of all of Snaefell Mountain’s 60.7 km of track and 264 turns.
– 9 fictional circuits to train on before taking on the legendary track.
– 40 official motorcycles and 23 official racers.
– Online races with up to 8 players.
– A Career mode allowing you to unlock new motorcycles and to win the epic Isle of Man Tourist Trophy.
The game launched on other platforms in March last year and, despite being distinctly unimpressed with the its front-end presentation, our sister site Eurogamer still gave it a recommendation stamp thanks to the sheer spectacle developer Kylotonn manages to capture. We look forward to seeing how it holds up on Switch in May.
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