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JDM: Japanese Drift Master

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Gaming Factory
Developer: Gaming Factory

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'JDM: Japanese Drift Master' Will Roll Out Rise of the Scorpion Prologue This Summer - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 8, 2024 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT

Welcome to Japan, the drift's capital of the world! Fasten your seatbelts, rev up your engines, and drift or race on narrow and winding roads.

Visit the charming town located by the Haikama Lake, where miles of diverse roads and winding mountain trails await you. In JDM, every fan of extraordinarily tuned and fast cars will find something for themselves!

Pass picturesque towns along the way and experience the charm of Haikama Lake. Spend all your savings on cars and taste the Japanese tuner culture.

In JDM: Japanese Drift Master is in you will feel the atmosphere of Japanese automotive culture and discover the roads where the drift was born.


JDM: Rise of the Scorpion is the one and only introduction to the world of the upcoming racing game JDM: Japanese Drift Master. Discover the beginning of the story of the titular "Scorpion" through a story guided by manga panels. Compete, drift, and race on miles of diverse roads and winding mountain tracks.

Experience an amazing story

Take on the role of Hatori "Scorpion" Hasashi, who comes from a traditional Japanese family. Race through towns along the scenic Haikama Lake to become one of the best racers in the area. 

Meet the characters

Hatori is an exemplary student with a rebellious nature who is popular at his high school. However, his parents' excessive expectations have taught him that any defeat is a stain on his honor that he cannot afford. He takes the rules he learned at home with him to the racetrack, where his arrogance makes him despise anyone who challenges his skills. 

In the prologue, you will meet characters such as Aoi, Hatori's girlfriend, a car enthusiast who is always at his side. Ayumi, a rich friend from a private school, often accompanies him on races. Kaori, an artistic soul who works in a nearby paint shop. Satoru, who becomes a source of intense competition for Scorpion on the track. 

JDM: Rise of the Scorpion is a one and only introduction to the story that will continue in the full version of the game. The storyline presented in a form of manga panels will connect both titles. 

Explore new locations

JDM: Rise of the Scorpion opens up access to a previously unseen area of the JDM demo. The new winding roads provide the perfect environment to practice and hone your driving skills. 

  • The areas available in the game are not only landmarks but also the source of new adventures and challenges. With the introduction of locations such as the school building, Aoi's house, and the Hasashi family estate, players will have the opportunity to get to know the characters from the prologue.
  • A dynamic weather system adds an unpredictable element to the racing experience. Sudden downpours, dense fog, or clear sunny days not only change the appearance of the game world but also affect the performance of the cars.
  • With the cycle of day and night, every ride will be unique in its own way. Riding under the cover of darkness, in the glare of local shop lights, or at sunrise will be a completely different experience and challenge.

Test a new car

Get behind the wheel of a new car, fast like a scorpion’s attack. Gradually unlock the full potential of your vehicle with upgrades. Test its capabilities by racing against other racers through the narrow streets of the city and the winding roads of the mountains.

Feel the taste of competition

Face Ayumi, Satoru, and the other heroes of the prologue on the track, as they take risks and always strive for perfection. Their vehicles, adapted to their individual driving styles, will be your obstacles on the road to victory!

JDM: Rise of the Scorpion will be released in summer 2024.

Key Features:

  • Open world with miles of content: Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of small Japanese towns with dynamic day and night cycles, bustling street traffic, and a weather system. Miles of diverse roads inspired by real and well-known locations await you. In JDM, you'll explore the tourist areas around Haikama Lake, test your skills on the downhill slopes of mountain passes, or fly sideways through a heavily urbanized part of the city.
  • Customize Your Car: The world of JDM would not be complete without a paint shop, where you can personalize your car in a truly Japanese style. Visit the tuner shop to uncover the hidden potential of the cars you got through a car dealer.
  • Drifting Has Never Been Easier: Experience realistic driving physics that provide nothing but pure amazement, regardless of the control device you’re using - be it a gamepad, steering wheel, or keyboard.
  • Discover the Story: A unique plot that combines elements of racing games from the west with visual novel storytelling from the east. Play through a story about a foreigner who wants to make a name for himself on the Japanese drifting scene. Slide right into the world of speed and precision, where you'll earn respect by competing for the title of best hashiriya behind the wheel.
  • Feel the Engine's Roar: While playing JDM, you’ll hear original car sounds, both recorded and implemented by our team, using unique technology, created specifically for this project. You’ll easily feel like you’re behind the wheels of a real car.

JDM: Japanese Drift Master is in development for PC (Steam / Epic Games Store).

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