No Straight Roads is a Wacky, Action Game With a Trailer You Need to Watch

No Straight Roads is an upcoming action-adventure game from Metronomix that looks to marry music, gameplay, and story in new ways.

No Straight Roads is the first game from Metronomik, the studio founded by Wan Hazmer, lead designer of Final Fantasy XV, and Daim Dziauddin, a concept artist for Street Fighter V. Their first release is coming to PC and PS4. If the new trailer is anything to go by, it looks incredibly weird, in the best possible way.

The trailer opens with a character named Mayday singing a ballad about the evils of EDB and proclaiming that she’s going to fight them with the power of rock. You might think, with the heavy focus on music, that this is going to be a rhythm game. That is not the case.

Instead, Metronomik names their influences as NieR: Automata, Kingdom Hearts, and Devil May Cry. This is going to be a character action game that makes the music a big part of the action. The studio’s goal is to “elevate the audio in game design” while keeping the game far away from a typical rhythm game.

The story of the game will also squarely focus on music culture. The battle between rock and EDB is the main thrust of the narrative, but they also want to dig further and look at why people play music.

This focus on music as both a part of gameplay and story is unique in the action-adventure space. The trailer shows off some eye-catching gameplay and slick visuals. And the game has already won a few awards at various Asian awards shows.

While you wait for more info on No Straight Roads, feel free to check out a few of our indie game previews from PAX East.

No Straight Roads launches on PC and PS4 later this year. Check out the stylish trailer below to get a better idea of what Metronomik is building.

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