BlitWorks and Ansdor announced today that Slipstream is expanding with its free content expansion known as “Blue Hour”. Switch will be getting it in Summer 2023.
The expansion contains two game modes, three cars, and five new tracks with their respective music tracks. The tracks are set in real world locations – specifically in exotic or unexpected locations in Europe: Marseille, Pompeii, Transylvania, Granada, and Edinburgh. Ansdor has also implemented a fog system and a dynamic lighting system that allows cars’ headlights to illuminate the track in real time. Whereas the main game is more like an early 32-bit title, the expansion is more like a late 16-bit game.
Creator Sandro de Paula said of the Slipstream “Blue Hour” expansion: “The blue hour is a brief period of the day, after the sunset but before the night, when the sky takes on a deep blue tone. It’s long been appreciated by painters and photographers because of the beautiful and unique properties of light during this time. The fading light from the sun illuminates everything softly, and the deep blue sky creates a great contrast with the usually yellow-ish urban lamps. It’s a moment of natural beauty that happens every day. And as times of the day have always been a theme in Slipstream, in this expansion I joined forces with Effoharkay and took the opportunity to explore it a little more.”
View a trailer for the upcoming expansion below.