Grand Theft Auto Online Getting Some Old-School Tiny Racers Action Next Week

by Robert Workman

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Grand Theft Auto Online has been getting some impressive add-ons over the past few weeks, but nothing can prepare you for what could be its biggest addition in months – Tiny Racers. (See, it’s irony because it’s the biggest addition and the cars are tiny and…never mind.)

In the spirit of the classic racing games of old, Rockstar Games will introduce the new expansion to the GTA Online universe starting on April 25th. In it, players will be able to choose from a variety of tracks and then hit the road in a classic top-down racing style, competing for a first place victory while trying to knock other cars off the road, either into barriers or the water or whatever other obstacles come up.

The trailer for the forthcoming mode looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, with a simplistic but wonderful visual style that really brings the game together, and channels back to the good ol’ days of racing – like with the original Micro Machines on the NES.

In addition, you’ll also have your choice of power-ups that will lend you a hand over the course of the race as well, enabling you to damage enemies either from behind (with weapons) or from up front. Rockstar Games hasn’t divulged a full list of the power-ups just yet, but they’re sure to be a who’s who of great tools that will help you win the race.

Check out the trailer below!

If that’s not enough, a sale is also taking place in Grand Theft Auto Online, just in time to celebrate 420! Rockstar Games has confirmed that players will be able to save up on a little extra green by growing a bit more green, saving 50 percent off of select Weed Farm Businesses and Business Upgrades, and increasing overall Weed sales up 50 percent with profits. On top of that, you’ll also be able to burn out with Green Tire Smoke from LS Customs, available for 50 percent off today. Note that these bargains are only available through the end of today, so don’t slack off and miss out!

Grand Theft Auto Online is available now, as part of Grand Theft Auto V, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.