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Vector Unit has announced the first DLC for Hydro Thunder Hurricane. The "Tempest Pack" will offer three new environments, two all-new boats, a boatload of new skins, plus Championship, Ring Master and Gauntlet events. The environments will have you racing through the ruins of Atlantis, the stormy...

September 21st 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember Yaris for Xbox Live Arcade? No? Good. It was undeniably the low point for downloadable racing games on Xbox 360. Finally XBLA gets something to wash the taste from your mouth for good: Hydro Thunder Hurricane. Upstart developer Vector Unit didn't actually start out making a Hydro Thunder t...

July 26th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Just in time for summer, Vector Unit has doled out some fresh, wet screens and video of the upcoming XBLA revamp, Hydro Thunder Hurricane. Check out a handful of new screens in the gallery below and more videos after the break. Like, a lot of videos.

June 3rd 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Click to fill your screen with sheer liquid wonderment There's an old sea shanty that goes: "I'm on a boat and it's going fast and I've got a nautical-themed pashmina afghan." Which reminds us that, in Hydro Thunder Hurricane from Vector Unit, you're in a boat and you're going fast -- and while it'...

May 4th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Hydro Thunder Hurricane is not your typical case of sequelitis. The original concept, simply, an arcade-style boat racer, was hatched by indie developer Vector Unit. The 2-man studio, which has grown to 6 for Hurricane, is led by technical director Ralf Knoesel and creative director Matt Small, who...

March 27th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

It's scientific fact that racing games are roughly 200 percent more exciting when the genre's standard asphalt surfaces are replaced with good ol' H20. One of the clearest examples of this was Midway's classic arcade racer Hydro Thunder -- a franchise that's been dormant for over a decade. However,...

March 26th 2010 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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Wait, a new arcade game! Water you thinking? Raw Thrills continues to scrape barnacles off the drowning arcade scene; Arcade Heroes reports that the coin-op company is currently working on H2Overdrive, a spiritual successor to Hydro Thunder. Expected to make a splash next week during London's ATEI...

January 24th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments