Road Redemption Speeds Past Kickstarter Goal

Road Redemption Speeds Past Kickstarter Goal

Road Redemption screenshot

Road Redemption is coming to (at least) the PC and Wii U, allowing a new generation of players to experience the joys of high-speed motorcycle homicide.

Road Rash fans rejoice! Actually, scratch that. Everyone rejoice! Road Redemption, the Kickstarter-funded spiritual sequel to classic motorcycle combat franchise Road Rash has met its $160,000 goal and will be released on the PC in August of this year, with a Wii U port arriving "a few months after."

Sadly, the Kickstarter project didn't quite reach the stretch goal necessary to fund an Xbox Live Arcade port of the game. That would have required $178,000, while the current funding total stands at a tantalizingly close $173,803. Despite this TrueAchievements is reporting that the XBLA port is now in development and looks like "it'll be a September release on XBLA and will more than likely cost 1200 MSP." Developer DarkSeas Games has yet to officially confirm this report, so while pleasant news, we can't entirely say for sure that it's legit. Still, fingers crossed.

As for what you can expect from the game, here's a quick list of the various gameplay modes DarkSeas has planned for the title:

Combat Race: This is your typical mission. Compete with rival bikers for rewards, such as a broken down armored car, full of hard currency. Either get there first or be the last alive.

Police Escape: An army of police cars, bikes, and choppers are on your tail. Lead your fellow club members to safety. No reason not to cause some damage along the way. A well-timed lead pipe to the face will take a cop off his bike. Similarly, a well-placed round from a grenade launcher disables a police vehicle pretty effectively.

Assassin: You've managed to whittle a rival motorcycle club down to a few members. Now it's your job to chase down their leader through a crowded city. Of course, his last remaining lieutenants are going to make that as hard as possible for you.

Convoy Assault: You got word that a convoy of 18-wheelers is passing through your territory. If you can defeat the vehicle's heavily-armed escort, the bounty is yours. A shotgun blast to an 18 wheeler's tire tends to slow it down.

Escape from Enemy Territory: A planned exchange on the roof of a skyscraper has gone awry, and now you're alone on rival turf. Race from rooftop to rooftop as you try to escape rival motorcycle club members, who are vying for your head.

Ambush: A rival club thought they could have a relaxing ride home after a big score. Little did they know that you've been scouting them. Take out as many as you can before they reach their home base.

Fan Suggested Missions: We're eager to hear what you want to do in Road Redemption, so please let us know.

These mission types will appear as part of the game's singleplayer and multiplayer modes, and as you'd expect from a game linked to Road Rash players will also be offered a number of brutal weapons to use against fellow racers while speeding down the asphalt. You can find full details on the game's Kickstarter page.

Otherwise, go back to rejoicing. You've done good work here internet.

Source: Kickstarter

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Road Rash had an awesome soundtrack on 3DO, I hope this tribute can capture that as well.

A lot of PC/WiiU kickstarter games. Seems like an interesting trend. I certainly don't mind, they're my two platforms of choice.

As for the game itself, looks like fun. Might pick it up. Do love me some racing combat.

It seems to be more varied than the Road Rash I remember. Having more than just straight races can only be a good thing.

Does anyone know if Road Redemption has a plot?

With the addition of the Paypals donations, they got a final total of 183,000. They might be counting that towards the stretch goals.

good times. It is kind of amazing how many indie devs are working on the Wii U

Weird, one of their Kickstarter milestones was adding Oculus Rift support.

A first person motorcycle shooter? I'd like to get an Oculus Rift,and I'll definitely support Road Redemption, but combining the two...definitely not for me. Unless they have a 3rd person option.

Road Rash is still incredibly playable even today. One of the best things about that game was the ai bikers. There were some aggressive, some passive, some weak, some strong. As the game progressed you developed grudges, perceived allies and it felt like a great narrative from some early 90's movie was being played out. I don't do kickstarter on principle but I will have my eye on this.

Oh wow. Road Rash nostalgia rush.

If this doesn't suck, I'm going to be all over it. Figuratively; all over it.

I will so buy all of my friends copies of this when it comes out. We played the crap out of Road Rash back in the day.

amaranth_dru:
Road Rash had an awesome soundtrack on 3DO, I hope this tribute can capture that as well.

Yeah, man! Can we have some Soundgarden on the soundtrack?! Please, please?! How much do I have to pay for that?

After all, both Soundgarden and Road Rash have "Been away too long". Imagine this song opening the game, like "Rusty Cage" opened the 32 bits versions. I think I would burst into tears of joy...

Either way, I am begging for them not to crap on the soundtrack, since it has been a huge part of the experience since the great Mega Drive ones! (Road Rash 1 - Pacific Coast, trippin' hard rock, better than A LOT of things recorded by "real" bands)
Still, considering how nowadays it has been hard as hell to get a decent soundtrack, even when it is paramount to the experience (Crazy Taxi re-release says hi!), I should not be counting on that...

Lono Shrugged:
Road Rash is still incredibly playable even today. One of the best things about that game was the ai bikers. There were some aggressive, some passive, some weak, some strong. As the game progressed you developed grudges, perceived allies and it felt like a great narrative from some early 90's movie was being played out. I don't do kickstarter on principle but I will have my eye on this.

Ain't that the truth?! I hate you Lucky Luc, always on 3rd/4th place, trowing oil on the road in front of my bike, tagging along, never letting go until I managed to knock him out of the bike (when I pulled that off, actually).
I hate you, I fucking hate you, you bastard!!

Nah, who am I kidding? I miss you, dammit!

P.S.: I am wondering if the Wii U would be able to run this game properly, without BLAST PROCESSING...

Big_Boss_Mantis:

P.S.: I am wondering if the Wii U would be able to run this game properly, without BLAST PROCESSING...

Wow, just wow. That was a good one.

 

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