It was last year when Metromonik announced the game No Straight Roads which fell into the genre of music rhythm action. Final Fantasy XV’s lead game designer Wan Hazmer is helming No Straight Roads and the aim is to make music the centre of the gameplay. The game was originally slated to be released in 2019 but part way through development Metronomik partnered with a new publisher, Sold Out, which led to a bit of a delay. Today, the developer confirmed No Straight Roads will be released on June 30th for PS4 and PC. The PC release will come via the Epic Games Store.
ROCK YEAH! We are so excited to announce that #NoStraightRoads launches on PS4 & PC via the Epic Games Store on June 30, 2020!– ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW –
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— No Straight Roads 🎧 (@NoStraightRoads) March 27, 2020
In No Straight Roads players take on the roles of Zuke and Mayday, members of the indie rock band Bunk Bed Junction. Unfortunately for them indie music, as well as every other genre bar EDM, has been outlawed by the NSR Mega Corporation which has gained control of Vinyl City. The two characters need to use the power of rock to smash the control of the EDM grip over their home. Music takes centre stage as the game is designed to use the melodies in the gameplay including boss battles.
Today, Metronomik released one of the songs for No Straight Roads along with a message.
“Because music is so important to No Straight Roads, we’ve been working with amazingly talented artists like James Landino, Andy Tunstall, Funk Fiction, Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki, Az Samad, Clyde Rabatel and the Video Game Orchestra, along with our music director Falk Au Yeong, to deliver an incredible soundtrack that shifts between EDM and rock as you progress throughout each stage. We’re so excited by the soundtrack that we really wanted to share one track with you today, and give you a taste of what’s to come in the full game.”
No Straight Roads PS4 physical edition has been priced at £29.99/€39.99/$39.99.