Motorcycle combat? Check. Huge explosions? Check. Logs tumbling off trucks? Check? Cars backflipping across lanes of traffic? Check. Beheadings? Check. Racing across rooftops? Check! Swinging a motorcycle from a helicopter using a grappling hook? CHECK! If Michael Bay was having some ‘alone time’ I bet Road Redemption is exactly the kind of thing he enjoys.
The game has already sold 100,000 copies through Steam Early Access and will be landing officially on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 15th, 2017. Refreshingly, the developer is well aware of the pitfalls of releasing a game before it is ready and has cancelled the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to give them more time to focus on the current gen consoles.
“We’ve seen Kickstarted games like Armikrog and Mighty No. 9 release before they were ready, and I don’t think that satisfies anyone,” explains developer Ian Fisch. “What happened with Mighty No. 9 shows that a potentially great game can be dragged down by trying to bring it to too many platforms. By putting the focus on PC, Mac, Linux, XboxOne, and PS4, we can maximise Road Redemption’s physics, AI, and visuals, rather than be hamstrung by trying to support lower spec machines.”
Here’s the official blurb:
Earn money by completing races, assassinations, robberies, and other challenges in your path. As you collect loot, you’ll upgrade your character, your bike, and your weapons.
Driving a motorcycle at 100 mph while trying to hit someone with a pipe is dangerous, and death can come quickly. There are no extra lives nor continues. Fortunately, every time you die, all the experience you’ve collected can be used to upgrade your character, your bike, and your weapons.
In the multiplayer mode, you can work with your friends or fight against them. It’s up to you.
Road Redemption takes place in a post-apocalyptic America, ruled by a brutal dictator. Without telling anyone, your gang leader has decided to head to the capital on a desperate assassination attempt. When the government catches him, the consequences for your gang, and everyone you know and love, will be devastating.
It’s up to you and your fellow gang members to race across hundreds of miles of dangerous highways in order to track down your derelict leader before the government does. What you do next is up to you. Do you try to stop him in order to protect your family and friends from punishment, or do you join him in a risky attempt at ending the oppression once and for all?
Single Player Campaign with full 4-player splitscreen co-op (online support coming very soon).
Massive, expandable skill tree. Rack in the loot to upgrade your character, your bike, and your weapons.
A deep motorcycle fighting system with grabs, kicks, counters, critical strikes, and more.
Full support for both mouse & keyboard and gamepad control configurations.