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Posted: Jul 6, 2023 @ 09:27 am GMT-0600
Updated: Sep 13, 2023 @ 09:49 am GMT-0600
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Nano Games’ Heavy Duty Challenge simulation will release on September 14, 2023. I’m quite excited about this one as it appears to have decent physics that should compete with SnowRunner in the ‘big truck’ and ‘off-road’ categories. HDC will include licensed vehicles you can drive through trials and an open world landscape. Check out the screenshots and trailer below. You can wishlist on Steam now.


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Press release:

Heavy Duty Challenge Revs Up for September 14 PC, Console Launch
Start engines for an open playtest, Discord AMA this weekend

PADERBORN — July 6, 2023 — Heavy Duty Challenge®, the open-world, off-road truck simulator from the AAA sim vets at Aerosoft and developer Nano Games, hauls toward a Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 launch on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Drivers eager to get behind the wheel can participate in an open playtest on Steam July 8-10, with exciting prize packages for participants.

Step into the driver’s seat of an immersive off-road trucking simulation with formidable trial competitions and cross-country driving. Journey through the relaxing open world in licensed vehicles or climb online leaderboards in showdowns full of obstacles to overcome and precarious paths to traverse.

Heavy Duty Challenge® blends state-of-the-art visuals and pitch-perfect physics to create an engaging experience for both simulation enthusiasts and trial-oriented racers. Swap between camera perspectives to experience life behind the wheel in richly detailed cabins or get an optimal view of the ground below the vehicle to ensure each axle stays grounded while climbing steep cliffs. Each of the 12 drivable vehicles is fully upgradable, with new parts to acquire and reinforce, as well as accurate damage and repair systems in place to manage and maintain.

From 10 AM CEST on Saturday, July 8, to 10 AM CEST on Monday, July 10, 2023, truck drivers can put their skills to the test in an open playtest available on Steam. Compete in trials during the playtest to win grand prizes – including a Logitech G920 steering wheel – or join creative competitions conducted via Discord. A Q&A on r/trucksim’s Discord will also kick off on July 9, allowing community members to learn more about Heavy Duty Challenge® ahead of its Sept. 14, 2023, launch on PC and consoles.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the talented developers at Nano Games to bring Heavy Duty Challenge® to PC and consoles,” said Maarten Janello, Product Manager at Aerosoft. “Its blend of open-world exploration, trial-oriented challenges, and state-of-the-art physics make it the perfect experience for simulation fans. Try it yourself during the open playtest this weekend!”

Heavy Duty Challenge® will come to PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on Thursday, September 14, 2023. It features English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Hungarian language support.

For more information, wishlist the game on Steam and join the Discord community.

About Aerosoft – “The Simulation Experts”

With more than 30 employees and more than 50 free developers worldwide, as well as numerous cooperations, Aerosoft is one of the leading software manufacturers and publishers worldwide in the field of simulation games today. Thanks to its strong distribution partners in Europe, South America, and the USA, Aerosoft today generates more than 50% of its sales abroad. The high-quality standard of the products is repeatedly proven by international awards and a customer satisfaction rate of over 90%. The Aerosoft online shop currently offers one of the largest PC simulation ranges in the world, with nearly 1000 products.

About Nano Games

Nano Games is an international team of passionate professionals creating PC and console simulation games. Their products are based on state-of-the-art proprietary technology that delivers the next level of simulation.

Starting with their first game Reef Shot – an underwater adventure, continuing with the third one, Cityconomy – a realistic simulator of city services, the studio has always been near the simulation topic. Besides games, under the brand Simpro, the team has also created VR training simulators for critical infrastructure operators.

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