We’ve covered the latest bits of the full-fledged console game Ride to Hell: Retribution but little has been said about the XBLA\PSN side game, Route 666. Along with the new trailer, we learn a little (just a tad) about the game.
Route 666 is set inside the same universe as Retribution but so far seems to have nothing else in common with it. Players control their very own band of asphalt warriors as they fight to control the famous stretch of roadway. The bikers can be positioned in strategic positions to overtake enemy packs, knock ‘em down to become the leader of the road. It’s basically a Road Rash type game with some strategy elements mixed in. Sounds good enough to me!
Ride to Hell: Route 666 is scheduled to hit XBLA and PSN this June. No exact date has been revealed nor a price point. I’d say though it will be about 1200 points or $15. Hit the break for the latest press release and the new trailer!
Grab your crew and take them on a thrilling ride: Deep Silver reveals new details on Ride to Hell: Route 666
April 25, 2013 – LARKSPUR, CA – Deep Silver today is putting the pedal to the metal with more details on the upcoming action game Ride to Hell: Route 666. In the world’s first real time tactics beat’em up, players will beef up their pack of road warriors, provide them with the right gear, and take them to the streets in a merciless battle for every mile of the legendary Route 66. The trip starts this summer, when the game is scheduled to hit the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Steam.Tactics are essential when up against a colorful cast of enemies. Players will be able to bark orders at their fearless gang members to bring them into the right formation on-the-fly with easy, accessible controls. Clever tactics will be rewarded, opening up enemy defenses and allowing you to get in on the action: as the leader of this lawless bunch, you can support your warriors at the front line or issue instructions from the back. Pick up and play action controls allow the players to get involved in the fight at any time. You’ll also be recruiting new members to join your gang, with each one bringing their own special abilities to a fight, from big bad bruisers to sultry medics.Ride to Hell: Route 666 is set within the Ride to Hell universe, a world of bare-knuckle violence, and rip-roaring motorcycles. Later this year the setting will be extended by two further titles featuring the unique and incomparable biker lifestyle; Ride to Hell: Retribution and Ride to Hell: Beatdown.Ride to Hell: Retribution tells the story of a lone rider, Jake Conway, a man with either a gun in his hand or a girl on his lap (and on more than one occasion both!). He’s on a merciless path of revenge against a brutal biker gang called The Devil’s Hand, armed to the teeth with an arsenal of deadly weapons to enact his vengeance on foot and on bike. The only law Jake answers to is his own. Hit hard, ride fast and leave ‘em in the dust June 2013 for Xbox 360, Windows PC, and PlayStation 3.The Ride to Hell universe will be rounded out with Ride to Hell: Beatdown, a rock’n’roll brawler set to light up the mobile space, on the go! More details on this title will follow soon.Ride to Hell: Retribution is developed by Eutechnyx, Ride to Hell: Route 666 by Black Forest Games.For more information about the Ride to Hell universe, please visit:Web: http://www.ridetohell.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/ridetohellgameFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/RideToHellGameYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/deepsilverhq
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Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the critically-acclaimed, best-selling zombie action game, Dead Island . Upcoming titles include the side-scrolling arcade brawler, Sacred Citadel, the isometric action RPG, Sacred 3, the next game in the Dead Island franchise, Dead Island Riptide, Metro : Last Light and Saints Row IV . Deep Silver is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH, and includes the renowned development studio Deep Silver Volition, based in Champaign, IL. For more information, please visit http://www.deepsilver.com or follow us on twitter at @deepsilver.