TNT Racers Coming for Wii U!

*VROOM*, jumped over the bridge, skidded around the corner, collected the power-up – aaaand, * CRASH* , shoved the red enemy off the track . Concentrate now, it’s a tight corner ahead. Lay a mine... BOOOM! The blue enemy explodes against the guard railing behind me. Only the green driver is still in the race. I put the pedal to the metal, blow past him. Pulling away, green falls to the edge of the playable of the screen. He doesn’t see the bend ahead or what’s in store for him. He’s carried off. I’m past him. VICTORY!

What’s this about? It’s ruckus on the racetrack, it’s fun with friends (and solo), it’s TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition!

Frankfurt, Germany, 7/8/13. | keen games, a veteran german developer of console, PC and mobile games, is planning to release TNT Racers as a downloadable game for Wii U. The game fills a gap in the Nintendo eShop market, as enjoyable combat-racing games are rare on this platform. TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition is expected to hit the eShop on September 26th, with a price tag of $7.99. This project is handled by keen without a publisher, marking the Frankfurt studio’s first foray into self publishing

TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition is a battle-racing game in the tradition of classics like Micro Machines or R.C. Pro-Am. It supports single player as well as two, three or four players in front of the Wii U. The race tracks are shown in colorful 3D, the camera following the cars in an isometric view, from behind and above. Players who fall back far enough to vanish from the screen instantly lose the round. Yet, losers aren’t done playing: They can continue to harass their opponents. Players pushed off the screen return as shadow cars able to cause mischief with traps and extra weapons.

It’s great fun for a Sunday afternoon with friends – and a good experience for solo players racing against the AI. TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition offers incredible replay value: 26 beautiful and distinct tracks, 45 challenges, 16 cars types and seven game modes. The game modes, from tournaments to a custom mode, where everything’s decided by the player from AI strength to weather effects, enable players to experiment with gameplay elements or form tournaments.

 „We think the Wii U is a great platform – and are pleased take our first steps in self publishing with the support of our friends at Nintendo. We are confident that the enhanced Nitro Machines Edition of our popular racer will be entertaining for Nintendo fans everywhere’, says Jan Joeckel, Managing Director of keen games.


·        2-4-player multiplayer

·        3 game modes

·        4 tournament modes

·        5 speed categories

·        16 pick ups

·        16 car types

·        26 race tracks

·        75 challenges

·        online leaderboards

·        weather effects

·        Shadow Race mode

About keen games

keen games is one of the leading independent video game developers in Germany. The  Frankfurt-based company is run by veterans of game development having successfully  developed games for over 18 years. With keen games‘ proprietary Multi-Platform Engine & Tools the company has developed games for nearly all past and all current generation consoles and platforms. The award-winning games created by keen games stand out for their high accessibility and their deep gameplay.

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