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Descenders

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: No More Robots
Developer: RageSquid
Release Date: 2018

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'Descenders' (ALL) Early Access Update Adds Freeride Mode And More, Also Comes to Switch

by Rainier on March 2, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. PST

Descenders is an extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences.

Descenders throws players into the high-octane world of downhill biking, where every jump, whip and scrub will earn Rep points for you and your team - but with the risk that you might lose it all with just one badly timed landing.

A fully-fledged physics system allows players to string together incredible trick combos and Rep points, as you make your way down the mountain and attempt to reach the bottom unscathed.

Procedurally generated worlds mean that no two runs are ever the same, and players will have to build their skill and keep their eyes on the prize if they want to lead their team to glory, and become the next legendary Descender.

Descenders has received its first major update today, with the inclusion of a brand new mode, new kits, and plenty of extra additions.

As part of a free update today, Descenders players can now access the all-new, and highly requested, Freeride Mode. Freeride allows players to generate exactly the sort of tracks and runs they want, whether that's a leisurely ride through the Highlands, or gunning it down steep slopes in the Peaks.

And if a player finds a world that they particularly enjoy and want to share, they can now copy the "seed" for that world and share it with other players, allowing them to battle it out for glory on any particular courses of their choosing.

Alongside this massive mode, Descenders has also been updated with new kits to unlock, new languages (including Portuguese and Estonian), and tons of tweaks and fixes to make the overall experience even greater.

Descenders is now available on Steam Early Access ($24.99 / £19.49 / 22.99 euros), and will be coming exclusively to Xbox Game Preview soon on Xbox One.

PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions will follow later in the year.

Grab your bike, pick your team, and attempt to live up to the legend of your Descender. Will you join the die-hard, trick-frenzy ranks of Team Enemy, the proficient, off-road stylings of Team Arboreal, or the high-octane, speed-is-everything Team Kinetic?

Apart from wearing your team's colors with pride, players will also receive exclusive gear from their team, and can earn special prizes if their team is top of the leaderboards at the end of each month.

Meanwhile, players will be able to hang out with their team-mates in the Descenders Overworld, practicing tricks together and checking the team leaderboards, before heading out to watch each other's runs.

Key Features:

  • Procedurally generated worlds: Take on different jumps, slopes and hillbombs every time you play
  • Freestyle bike controls: Control every subtle movement of your rider, with an in-depth physics system made for slick whips and scrubs
  • Risk vs reward: Push your rider for massive scores and combos -- but bail too many times and you might lose it all
  • Build your Rep: A fully-featured online Rep system lets you show off your worth, and earn new bikes and threads
  • Fully licensed soundtrack: We've partnered up with drum & bass label Liquicity to bring you the perfect soundtrack for hitting the mountains
  • Become the next Descender: Can you survive the game in a single run, and reach the ranks of the legendary Descenders?

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