Maximum Games and Team 6 Studios released some new promotional material for their upcoming racing game, Road Rage, which is a motorcycle racing title due for launch this November on the 15th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The game is eerily similar to Road Redemption, the Kickstarter Road Rash successor that’s been going through the ups and downs of Early Access. The first trailer can be viewed below, which covers the game’s story, locations and some of the two-wheeled combat.
The game’s story is pretty simple: you’re an average citizen who becomes a biker looking to become the biggest, baddest leader of the fastest, most dangerous gang in the region because there’s no other choice for you. That includes racing through locations, attacking civilians, fighting cops and generally unleashing chaos on the streets.
There are a total of 42 story missions and 56 side-missions in the game. All of it takes place in an open world environment. You can choose your gender, customize your character’s appearance and choose what class of motorcycle you want to race on.
There are multiple districts in the game that open up races across rural areas, mountains, suburban streets, downtown and the industrial district. It operates on a similar formula to the classic Road Rash games.
The game doesn’t appear to have the level of depth or variety in levels as Road Redemption, and the zaniness of Pixel Dash Studios’ title doesn’t appear to be making the transition into Road Rage.
However, given how stale the gaming industry has become and given how limited racing games are on home consoles, I’m not at all surprised nor am I disappointed to see a mid-budget studio take a shot at a genre that’s been laying dormant on consoles for ages.
In fact, I hope Road Rage does well enough to garner some support so we can see some more titles break from the mold of Forza Horizon sequels and Gran Turismo spin-offs.
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