Black Bean Games has revealed the racing title will hit June 26th on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC with 'mid-pricing' to ease gamers into the new franchise.
While the game is of "very high quality," it's based license "is not so famous" which meant they didn't feel comfortable breaking gamer piggybanks. It has an "aggressive" multiplayer.
What's with the lack of game media up until now? It's "simply a case of this being the first game in a franchise from a smaller publisher known for bike racing, and we wanted to ensure we released quality assets we could honestly say were from the title."
"The game has very high quality, but the licence is not so famous. So we start with a mid-price so we can show to the audience we can do a very good game, a very beautiful game, to play, to see, to watch, with a good price," senior producer Fabio Paglianti told Eurogamer.
"Because a mid-price game with that graphics, that content is a very good game for the audience." Indeed it is with the Xbox 360/PS3 version going for £30, and the PC at £20.
Superstars V8 Racing supports 12-player online quick-races which can have cars substituted with AI if need be. "It's really, really fun," he said, "it's easy to play, it's aggressive."
"It's a very good game, but we have absolute faith that in the future we can improve Superstar a lot," said Black Bean Games' Paglianti. The game is a friendly simulation driver with the option to turn on or off driving aids at will. A demo is expected this month.