No Straight Roads Rocks The Switch On June 30
Not paying much attention to this upcoming game, I’ll freely admit that I thought No Straight Roads was a racing game! Boy, was I ever wrong. This title is a highly stylistic rhythm-based action adventure set to an incredibly rocking soundtrack. The Switch version, which was just announced today, is going to feature an assist mode as well as up to three player co-op and touchscreen support. Words don’t really do the game justice, so be sure to check out the new trailer below!
Sold Out and Metronomik are bringing No Straight Roads to Nintendo Switch™ and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, day and date with the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC versions on June 30, 2020.
The Nintendo Switch version of No Straight Roads includes additional features designed to take advantage of the console’s unique functionality, including:
- Exclusive Assist Mode – Partner up with an additional local player to take control of the Elliegator, a secret alligator assistant who can help players in battle by picking up items, transforming props and calling in useful bonuses.
- 3-Player Co-Op – Played in conjunction with the game’s co-op mode, Assist Mode lets up to three local players experience No Straight Roads’ music-based action together, only on Nintendo Switch.
- Touchscreen Support – Use the Nintendo Switch system’s touchscreen to transform props and pick up items.
- Single Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ Controller Play – Play through the entire game using a single Joy-Con, or pass the second Joy-Con to a friend to play in couch co-op.
In addition, the No Straight Roads Collector’s Edition, which features an exclusive double-sided vinyl LP with tracks from the game’s official soundtrack, a rockin’ 64-page ‘The Art of NSR’ artbook, official NSR drumsticks and a funky presentation box, will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system.
Directed by Wan Hazmer, lead game designer of Final Fantasy XV, and Daim Dziauddin, concept artist of Street Fighter V,No Straight Roads is an action-adventure game that mashes together rhythm-infused combat with a vibrant offbeat world and a killer soundtrack.
“Fans have been asking for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions of No Straight Roads since day one, so we’re incredibly excited to bring the game to those platforms simultaneously with the PS4 and PC versions this June,” said Sarah Hoeksma, Marketing Director at Sold Out. “We can’t wait for players to embrace their inner rock star this summer with this musical adventure on their platform of choice.”
The Nintendo Switch version of No Straight Roads is co-developed by NeoBards, the Taiwanese studio who also worked on Devil May Cry Triple Pack, Onimusha: Warlords and Resident Evil Resistance. The Xbox One version is co-developed by Toadman Interactive, the Swedish studio which is part of the EG7 group of companies.
No Straight Roads is available to pre-order now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store.
About Sold Out
Sold Out combines a wealth of experience mixed in with youth to form its close-knit team. Publishing for physical and digital distribution Sold Out has had the joy of working with Team 17, Rebellion, Frontier Developments and other indie developers. For more information on Sold Out and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at soldout.uk.com.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.