Driveclub developers Evolution Studios have been teasing some beautiful new Japanese tracks that will be available as free DLC later in the month. So far they have released footage of three new tracks including mountain road Nakasendo Challenge, Lake Shoji, and new race circuit Asagiri Highlands. Two additional Japan tracks have yet to be revealed. New cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 are also on the way, but will only be available for Season Pass holders. You can check out the beautiful new Japan tracks in our full video preview above.
While Driveclub disappointed countless players in the months following a disastrous launch riddled with technical issues, we were even more upset at the game’s almost exclusively European car roster. Don’t get us wrong, we love Ferraris and McLarens as much as the next guy, but it just seems crazy for a racing game in this day and age to neglect two out of three of the world’s biggest car making regions, USA and Japan. So as pleased as we are for the chance to burn rubber on Japanese mountain roads, surely it would be even better in one of the many hero cars that Japan has produced over the past 50 years.
When I dream of attacking the Hakone Turnpike or cruising Yokohama’s Bayshore Route, I imagine myself sitting in a GTR, Supra, or NSX. Maybe a classic 240Z, or perhaps the wind blowing through my hair in an S2000 or MX5. What I certainly don’t picture, is a Corvette or an Aston Martin—as much as I love those cars too. So thanks for the new tracks Evolution, but Japanese roads—like any decent racing game—need Japanese cars!
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