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No Straight Roads

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited
Developer: Metronomik
Release Date: Aug. 25, 2020

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'No Straight Roads' (ALL) Gets New Release Date, PC Demo And Mini-OST - Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2020 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT

No Straight Roads is a rhythm-based action-adventure title.

No Straight Roads is created with two goals in mind: to reinforce the role of audio in a video game without turning it into a rhythm game, and to tell a story about different musical ideals through powerful visual elements.

Your music can change the world in No Straight Roads. With the power of music, you can transform certain objects into weapons. Your performance in the game will also bring about changes in the game’s music: a dynamic transition between rock and Electronic Dance Music.

The game plays like a traditional third-person action game but is inspired heavily by music. You can move and attack freely, and switch between Mayday & Zuke at any time, but keep an ear out for the music as enemies will always attack to the beat!

No Straight Roads has been delayed several times but is now scheduled for August 25, 2020.

No Straight Roads will be available digitally on all platforms, and physically on PS4 and Xbox One, including a special Collector’s Edition packed with exclusive collectible items. The physical Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Collector’s Edition versions will follow shortly after.

As a surprise for fans looking to rock out with Bunk Bed Junction today, a playable demo is now available to download from the Epic Games Store, introducing Mayday & Zuke as they lead the musical revolution against corrupt EDM empire NSR.

Plus, a mini-OST containing a selection of tracks from the game’s soundtrack is now available to download and stream from digital music stores and music streaming services, introducing players to some of the incredible music featured in No Straight Roads.

“As a huge thank you to our loyal fans who have waited for No Straight Roads, we’ve made a playable demo available today which will give everyone an idea of what to expect with our beloved game,” said Daim Dziauddin, creative director of No Straight Roads and co-founder of Metronomik. “We can’t wait for players to experience the full game very soon.”

NSR developer Metronomik revealed the voice cast that will be appearing in the Japanese version of the game, as well as the composer.

First up, we have Ayane Sakura who will be co-starring as Mayday, one of the game’s main playable characters and guitarist of indie rock band Bunk Bed Junction. Sakura-san has lent her voice to many games and TV shows previously, but you might recognize her from Psycho-Pass and My Hero Academia.

We’re also excited to confirm Jun Fukuyama (Joker in Persona 5) will be co-starring as Zuke, Bunk Bed Junction’s drummer and the game’s second playable character. As well as playing Joker in Persona 5, Fukuyama-san has featured in many other games and TV shows, including Code Geass and Dissidia: Final Fantasy.

Joey Bizinger, aka YouTube’s The Anime Man, will also be playing the role of the ‘Music Elitist’, a supporting character that players will encounter while exploring the world of Vinyl City.

For the music, we’re collaborating with Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki. He’s known to have been the composer of Final Fantasy XV: Comrades and the Sengoku Basara series, and the last part of the new No Straight Roads trailer features one of his pieces for the game.

No Straight Roads will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 25, 2020

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