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Rollerdrome

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action
Publisher: Private Division
Developer: Roll7
Release Date: Aug. 16, 2022

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'Rollerdrome' Details Its Comic-Book Inspired Art Style And Dystopian Soundtrack - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2022 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT

Rollerdrome is a single-player, third-person action shooter that seamlessly blends high-octane combat with fluid motion to create an action experience like no other.

In this single-player, third-person shooter, players experience the thrill of fusing fluid movements and stylish tricking mechanics with adrenaline-pumping shooter action. This wildly imaginative shooter-skater hybrid game is set in a darkly dystopian retrofuture and is being developed by Roll7, the creators of the critically acclaimed OlliOlli World and masterminds of flow state gaming.

Rollerdrome introduces a distinct retro-futuristic universe with a unique identity. The comic-book inspired art style comes to life with an all-new and fully original soundtrack. The Darksynth musical artist Electric Dragon merges iconic 1970's textures and sounds with modern day driving beats and cutting-edge production to provide a heart-thumping backdrop to the carnage.

The game is set in 2030, in a world where the public are kept distracted from an increasingly sinister political situation by the violence and excess of a brutal new arena sport: Rollerdrome. The lines between reality and performance in this blood sport are blurred, with participants chosen to compete in a series of gauntlets against the deadly House Players. Competitors in this vicious spectacle attempt to achieve the highest score possible by combining eliminations with flashy tricks while also successfully completing numerous challenges. 

Players step into the roller skates of Kara Hassan, a newcomer to this brutal sport. As the mysteries of a wicked tech giant unfold behind the scenes, Kara and the player will have to stay focused on their goal -       climbing the ranks in hopes of becoming the next Rollerdrome champion.

Private Division and Roll7 today released two new dev videos for Rollerdrome. 

In “Characters & Comic Book Style of 2030” Character Artist Rachel Cox and Lead Artist Antoine Dekerle share insights on their work creating the various characters and world of Rollerdrome. Rachel Cox was responsible for all characters in the game but most importantly created the look of the main protagonist, Kara Hassan. Rachel explains her exploration process behind creating this serious newcomer to the brutal sport. Antoine Dekerle reveals how comics lead him throughout the creation of this dystopian world.

Check out the video to learn how the corporate controlled blood sport and characters came into digital existence.

In “The Sound of 2030” cult composer Electric Dragon shares his key inspirations for merging iconic 1970’s textures and sounds with modern day driving beats for Rollerdrome. For the creation of the soundtrack, the electronic artist immersed himself into the game’s 2030 setting as seen through a 1970’s retro-futuristic lens. “It’s been really refreshing to dive into the 70’s and I kind of don’t wanna come out,” the artist reveals.

Learn more about Electric Dragon’s Rollerdrome composition and discover some challenges the musician had to overcome.

Key Features:

  • A third person action shooter like no other – An original hybrid shooter-skater that blends high octane, visceral combat with fluid movement and tricking mechanics into one complementary and challenging whole.
  • A test of skill – Take on a unique challenge throughout the Rollerdrome tournament. Establish your dominance in the field with online leaderboards and push yourself to the limit with the unlockable "Out For Blood" mode for the most extreme test of skill and agility.    
  • An original identity – An all-new fully original soundtrack that merges iconic era sounds and tones with cutting edge production to provide a heart-thumping backdrop to the carnage, brought to life with a unique comic-book inspired art style.      
  • A dark conspiracy – Discover a mysterious, sinister plot in this distinct retrofuture universe.

Rollerdrome is coming to PS4, PS5 and PC (Steam) on August 16, 2022.


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