WipeOut Omega Collection Gets a Nostalgia Fueled Trailer Ahead of Launch

WipeOut Omega Collection continues to get some prelaunch attention with a new trailer showing the history of the series from PlayStation EU.

on June 5, 2017 1:56 PM

With just a day or two before its launch out of the sci-fi gates, WipeOut Omega Collection has put on the oldschool goggles. PlayStation EU showed off a brand new trailer on their YouTube page that celebrates the history of the supersonic racing series.

While the franchise goes all the way back to the mid 90s with the first game’s release, this compilation is a combination of two games (and an add-on pack) from 2008 onward. You can see this progression in the video which follows the blocky, gravity defying vehicles from the original PlayStation to the PS4. It serves as a nice reminder at the lasting legacy of the series and how far graphics have come in more than 20 years.

The trailer also mentioned the 4K support for WipeOut Omega Collection, pushing the updated features on the PS4 Pro. For those who need a reminder of what’s included in the package, the PlayStation US blog had this synopsis:

“The Omega Collection features content from Wipeout HD, Wipeout HD Fury, and Wipeout 2048 — all fused into one staggering blend of speed and sound. Featuring 26 circuits, 46 unique ships, and an upgraded soundtrack, Wipeout Omega Collection is required racing for adrenaline junkies.”

A batch of new screenshots were also released today to further show how proud Sony is off the compilation and the series as a whole. Our own Logan was able to put their confidence to the test when he picked up the collection for review purposes. While he was a fan of the trip down memory lane, he wasn’t so keen on the so-called ‘additions’ to the game with his 7.5 out of 10 score:

“The WipEout Omega Collection makes the futuristic racing series look better than ever before but unfortunately offers nothing new for returning fans to enjoy.”

The game will be available for $39.99 USD tomorrow for PS4. Europeans will have to just a little bit longer, until June 7th, to get their hands on the collection. The trailer below might make those waiting pick up their old DualShock controllers and throw in a few rounds with WipeOut 3 or WipeOut Pulse while they wait.

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.