The debut over which music genre reigns supreme in today’s society is an ever-changing one. Most of the time, it takes on the form of fans from different schools of music duking it out on comments on social media. On other occasions, however, it takes on the form of an over-the-top action-adventure indie game by Malaysian studio Metronomik.
No Straight Roads is the title in question. Previously, we learned that it will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 and PC on 30 June, but now publisher Sold Out Games has announced that the game will be ported over to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on the very same date.
The game puts players in the shoes of Mayday and Zuke, two members of an indie rock band, who set out on a quest to rebel against the empirical NSR, who has subjected their home of Vinyl City to listening to only EDM music. Players will then switch between the two characters, hacking, slashing, and shredding their way to the heart of the empire.
No Straight Roads is directed by Wan Hazmer, lead game designer of Final Fantasy XV, and Daim Dziauddin, concept artist of Street Fighter V.
The Nintendo Switch version of the game includes additional features that take advantage of the platform’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.
The No Straight Roads Collector’s Edition (available for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) features an exclusive double-sided vinyl LP which plays the game’s OST, a 64-page “The Art of NSR” artbook, official NSR drumsticks, all packed nicely in a sweet presentation box.
The game is available for pre-order now at retail stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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