We’re huge fans of the Anki Overdrive and their game-changing twist on slot car racing. We’re also huge fans of big trucks and all the mayhem they can inflict. As such, you can imagine our joy upon learning about the Anki Overdrive Supertrucks.
A new addition to the Overdrive set, it’s a pair of beastly tractor trailers that you can race alongside the puny cars originally included in the game. Measuring around three times the size of the cars, you can guess the kind of chaos these things will deliver. Granted, we don’t think they can outright run over the cars, although the sheer size should make for some entertainingly crazy results.
The Anki Overdrive Supertrucks consist of two futuristic-looking models: X52 and Freewheel. Both trucks don’t just create a larger obstacle on the tracks, they also packed improved weaponry, including exclusives like a Pulse Ram for the X52 (sends any car it hits off the tracks) and a Gravity Trap for the Freewheel (any vehicle it hits loses control). As with the cars, the trucks can run autonomously, as well as driven by human players via the accompanying app.
Speaking of the app, the new trucks will also introduce new characters (to drive the trucks, of course) and a new game mode. Called Takeover, it’s a supertruck-based mode that sees players race in cars while fighting to take control of a truck running autonomously on the tracks.
Want one? You’ll have to wait, as the Anki Overdrive Supertrucks won’t come out until October.