Slipstream: Blue Hour
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To mark the fifth anniversary of the release of the racing game Slipstream on PC, its publisher Blitworks Games and the Brazilian developer ansdor are bringing a new, free expansion to the OutRun-inspired title across all platforms (that includes PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4).

The Blue Hour expansion will add 2 new game modes, 3 additional cars, 5 original tracks based on Marseille, Pompeii, Transylvania, Granada, and Edinburgh; and 5 new songs from the musician Effoharkay which are inspired by the music of games like Ridge Racer 4, Need For Speed, and WipEout.

The expansion is named after "Blue Hour", a period of the day loved by photographers and painters that takes place between sunset and night, where the sky can occasionally take on a deep blue colour. This is one of the main inspirations behind the art direction for this free expansion.

Also, whereas the original game was styled after the 16-bit era, it is important to acknowledge here that ansdor has made a point with this expansion to try and emulate a more 32-bit aesthetic, using the skills they've picked up after the last five years.

If you want to get the expansion, all you need to do is pick up the original game. It is available to buy now on PC (via Steam and GOG), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. Native versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are also on the way.

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