Redout Gets Reveal Trailer as Nintendo Switch’s First Original Racer

on January 13, 2017 2:15 AM

Nicalis announced today that the fast paced racer Redout will make its way onto Nintendo Switch this Spring, also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and available now for PC.

The publisher details further:

Using Epic’s Unreal graphics engine and razor-sharp control mechanics, Redout is one of the most intense game experiences in the Nintendo Switch launch line-up. Whether you play it on the go or on an 80” HDTV, Redout delivers a new entry into the pantheon of classic anti-grav formula racing games. “You’re gonna leave this game with your eyes dry, because you can’t blink,” promises lead game designer Giuseppe Franchi of 34BigThings.

Redout is set in the year 2560, after the construction of elaborate magnetic race tracks has transformed the barren wasteland of Earth into the epicenter of the galaxy’s most popular sport. Redout’s next-gen visual effects and highly optimized environments give players a mainline dose of sensory overload without sacrificing ultra-high-speed rendering and long draw distances.

Fans of futuristic racing games from the late ’90s will love the dynamic vehicle designs and evocative course environments. The architecture and terrain are based on fantastic visions—imagined 500+ years hence—of real-world locations like Cairo, Alaska and the gorgeous Italian region of Abruzzo.

The game’s finely tuned controls are the result of two years of development, planning, implementation and testing. Redout’s driving scheme uses the right Joy-Con analog stick to pitch the vehicle forward (on downhill slopes) and backward (on inclines) in order to decrease friction and increase speed. The right stick is also used to drift around curves, giving an unprecedented degree of precision control. Minimum frustration, maximum velocity, ultimate racing!

Furthermore, the game will also receive a retail and digital release for the Nintendo Switch.

You can check out the new trailer on top of a batch of new screenshots below:

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Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.