'Truck Driver' (ALL) Reveals Nintendo Switch Exclusive Features, Giveaway

Climb in your cabin, rev up your engine and hit the road in Truck Driver! Fuel up and cruise through a vast open world in one of the most beautiful machines known to man. Start off as a contractor and work your way up by taking on jobs, earning money and making a name for yourself amongst the local community.

Buy your own trucks, get new parts and hurtle down the roads! Do you have what it takes to become a respected Truck Driver? Unlike any other trucking experience, Truck Driver is completely focused on the career mode.

By valuing the ‘game’ aspects over the ‘simulation’ aspects, SOEDESCO aspires to bring the fun-factor back into the trucking genre.
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Since the game released on PS4 and Xbox One in September last year, Truck Driver received a new photo mode, rain effects on windshields, wipers, and several updates that improve the overall player experience of the game. Currently, Truck Driver is getting a Unity engine upgrade, which will result in smoother frame rates, less stutters and an overall improvement in graphics with better shades and textures.

Further improving the game will continue to be a priority for SOEDESCO and development studio Kokku. All the updates will be implemented into the Nintendo Switch version as well, which makes it a great addition to all trucker fans out there who’d like to be a truck driver on the road. With only a few days away until Truck Driver launches on Nintendo Switch, we’re giving away a Nintendo Switch together with a free copy of the game!

Scroll down to see how you can enter and read more about the game to find out how you can easily make a name for yourself as a respected trucker on the Nintendo Switch!  In Truck Driver, you inherit a truck from your father and decide to move to a new city to become a trucker. The game launched on PS4 and Xbox One on September 19, 2019 and sees its Nintendo Switch release less than a week from now, on November 17.

In Truck Driver, you navigate through the countryside and urban environments while transporting all kinds of cargo for different characters. Explore a seamless open world, complete jobs, arrive at your destination on time and see how well you can drive and park in a 30-ton vehicle. Truck Driver allows you to enjoy casual rides from the comfort of your couch or on the go while you experience the eventful career life of a trucker.  

As the Nintendo Switch version is almost here, we’re taking a closer look at Truck Driver’s Nintendo specific features and each of the game’s characters. This will give you a better idea of the trucking life that awaits you once you start up the game on your Nintendo Switch.  Motion Steering 

Truck Driver supports several Nintendo specific features that make for a more immersive trucking experience. One such feature, is the motion steering. Using this 3D motion feature will allow you to either steer your truck or rotate the in-game camera by using the console’s tilt controls.

When playing the game in handheld mode, you can simply  tilt your Switch left, right, up and down. Whether you steer your truck or rotate the in-game camera with the motion steering feature is up to you. It’s a preference setting that you can choose from in the Options menu. 

Though you may get a few funny looks when playing Truck Driver in public, using motion steering will feel more intuitive and brings a more satisfying trucking-like immersion. This is especially the case when you’re taking advantage of the next Nintendo specific feature for Truck Driver: the single Joy-Con support. Single Joy-Con support

The single Joy-Con support is the second feature that Truck Driver utilizes to optimize the trucking experience. This feature allows you to use a single Joy-Con while playing. With horizontal grip, you can either play Truck Driver with the Joy-Con’s normal controls, or you can use the Joy-Con’s tilt controls.

Using the tilt controls in solo horizontal Joy-Con grip enables you to drive around with the same two options as when you’re using motion steering in handheld mode. By tilting your Joy-Con left, right, up and down, either your truck will move or the in-game camera will rotate.  Together with the single Joy-Con, you use a compatible steering wheel, such as the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel accessory, which is supported by the game.

With this accessory, you can turn either one of your Joy-Cons into a wheel, enabling you to have a more engaging truck driving experience. The wheel will bring you the same preference settings: tilt the wheel to steer your truck, or turn your in-game camera.   HD Rumble

Another feature that will bring your trucking experience to life on the Nintendo Switch is HD Rumble. With HD Rumble, the Joy-Cons will be able to simulate several movements in a more detailed way. When holding your Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, the separation of the Joy Cons are able to simulate certain movements of your truck.

For example, when you hit something on the left, you will only feel it in your left Joy-Con. If you are playing Truck Driver with a single Joy-Con, you will feel it on the left side of your Joy-Con. With HD Rumble, you will also feel a difference in the intensity of the vibration.

For instance, if you have a small crash, you’ll only feel a slight vibration and if there’s a big crash, you’ll feel a stronger vibration. The HD Rumble also works when you’re turning the engine on and off, hooking up the trailer and more. Touch-Screen

Lastly, Truck Driver also makes use of the Nintendo Switch touch-screen feature. When you’re playing the game in handheld mode, the intuitive touch-screen feature enables you to control the in-game menu and to look around while your truck is stationary, allowing for numerous points of interaction at once. With touch-screen support in the in-game menu, you’re able to touch and swipe along the menu screen of Truck Driver so you can easily select different options.

When playing Truck Driver, simple swipes on the screen will quickly change the angle of your view so you can look around freely.

This allows you to easily look at your truck and the surroundings from all different kinds of angles when you’re standing still. 

Key Features:

  • Enjoy a trucking experience focused on your career as a truck driver
  • Build stronger relationships with the local community with each job
  • Customize your truck with tons of parts and tune it to your liking
  • Explore a vast open world and watch it progress with you
  • Navigate through beautiful landscapes and fully explorable cities.

Currently available for PS4 and Xbox One, Truck Driver is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2020, followed by PC (Steam) at a later time.

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