Funselektor Labs has released a new trailer for its racing title Art of Rally. The rally car game, which features a distinctly stylized minimalist art style, is set to arrive on all things Xbox this coming summer.
The Art of Rally trailer comes as part of Microsoft’s March Xbox indie event, which saw Xbox team up with Twitch Gaming to present a showcase of over 100 games. The presentation saw the reveal of numerous trailers, including Hello Neighbor 2, Fall Guys developer Devolver Digital’s new title Death’s Door, and much more.
The trailer jumps straight into the rally action, with a close-up shot of a car pulling out of a drift. Set to Vyacheslav Koristov’s “Challenge,” the video showcases Art of Rally‘s colorful and varied environments and smooth physics. The game features 60 different tracks from locales around the world, such as Norway, Japan, and Germany. Interspersed with the variety of shots are a multitude of glowing reviews from not only gaming outlets, but actual motoring publications as well. For example, Top Gear, the long-running (and very respected) magazine and TV series said, “Art of Rally is essentially meditation for petrolheads,” which is quite the seal of approval.
The indie title also features over 50 vintage cars, ranging from the ’60s to the ’80s, with Group B, Group S and Group A classes. Art of Rally takes a decidedly different approach than its rally competitors like Dirt 5 or WRC 9, which just released on Switch a few weeks ago. Rather than aiming for near-photorealism like the aforementioned titles, Art of Rally appears to be a title that strips down the genre to more overtly depict what rally enthusiast truly believe rallying to be – an artform.
Art of Rally is available now for PC, Mac, and Linux. It launches for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Game Pass, Windows 10, and xCloud this summer.