If you only watch one debut trailer today, make sure it’s the one for Ride to Hell: Retribution, a fast-riding, hard-hitting, bare-knuckled suckerpunch of outlaw biker awesomeness.
The last outlaw biker videogame I ever played was Full Throttle, the mid-90s heavy metal adventure from LucasArts, so I may be a little out of touch when it comes to such things, but I sure don’t remember Ben or the Polecats behaving quite this badly. “May contain content inappropriate for children,” indeed.
Set in the 60s, Ride to Hell: Retribution will follow the blood-soaked adventures of outlaw biker Jake Conway, a hard man with a gun in his hand, a girl on his lap and revenge on his mind. Jake answers to no law but his own: Two fists. Two Wheels. No Rules.
In a shocking surprise twist, publisher Deep Silver announced two other Ride to Hell games, at the same time! Ride to Hell: Route 666 will have you recruit and lead a gang of bikers from Chicago to LA on Route 66 in “fast-paced arcade combat” action, while Ride to Hell: Beatdown will be a brawler for mobiles. Not a whole lot of detail on either of those at this point.
But really, I’m just here for the video. There’s at least one other Deep Silver game famous for a brilliant promotional teaser and gamplay that didn’t quite live up to it, and Ride to Hell: Retribution may well be the same. But this trailer – this trailer is cool.
Ride to Hell: Retribution is being developed by Eutechnyx for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and is scheduled to come out on June 25. Ride to Hell: Route 666 is in the care of Black Forest Games for the same platforms but no release date has been announced. You can find out more about all of them (although it’s really just Retribution so far) at ridetohell.com.