Many were sceptical when Hot Wheels Unleashed was announced by industrious Italian developer Milestone, but it looks like the veteran racing studio has come good. In this short gameplay trailer based on alpha footage, we get a good glimpse of what it’ll be like behind-the-wheel – and as the release’s slogan goes, it just looks like pure racing fun.

It’s exactly what you think it is: toy cars on wild and wacky plastic tracks zooming through different household environments. We suppose there’s a danger the action could get a little one-note considering its simplicity, but the handling looks solid and obviously there’s the opportunity for advanced manoeuvres, like when we see one car leap off the track and cut out an entire corner. Consider our anticipation levels upped a tick!