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Road Redemption racing action now has a release date for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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The #spiritualsuccessor to #RoadRash, called Road Redemption, launched a Kickstarter a few years back with an expected release date of 2014. We are now going into the second-half of 2016 and the #game finally has an official launch date.

Road Redemption technically launched on Early Access and has received a number of patches and updates to improve the game. In fact, developer PixelDash Studios has revealed that the game has sold 100,000 copies to date.

The game initially secured funding on Kickstarter back in 2013. A release date was set for August 2014, that release date never came to be but there is a reason:

“We decided that since our backers have had access to regularly-patched PC, Mac, and Linux beta versions of the game, that it’s better to take our time and release something great, than to feel pressured to stick to our 2014 kickstarter date and release something mediocre.” said project founder Ian Fisch. “We’ve seen kickstarted games like Armikrog and Mighty Number 9 release before they were ready,” says Fisch, “and I don’t think that satisfies anyone”.

“What happened with Mighty Number 9 shows that a potentially great game can be dragged down by trying to bring it to too many platforms. By putting the focus on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PS4, we can maximise Road Redemption’s physics, AI, and visuals,rather than be hamstrung by trying to support lower spec machines,” said Fisch.

What is Road Redemption all about?

Lead your motorcycle gang on an epic journey across the country in this driving combat adventure.
Earn money by completing races, assassinations, robberies, and other challenges in your path. As you collect loot, you’ll upgrade your character, your bike, and your weapons.

One Life To Live

Driving a motorcycle at 100 mph while trying to hit someone with a pipe is dangerous, and death can come quickly. There are no extra lives nor continues. Fortunately, every time you die, all the experience you’ve collected can be used to upgrade your character, your bike, and your weapons.

In the multiplayer mode, you can work with your friends or fight against them. It’s up to you.

A Truly Epic Quest

Road Redemption takes place in a post-apocalyptic America, ruled by a brutal dictator. Without telling anyone, your gang leader has decided to head to the capital on a desperate assassination attempt. When the government catches him, the consequences for your gang, and everyone you know and love, will be devastating.

It’s up to you and your fellow gang members to race across hundreds of miles of dangerous highways in order to track down your derelict leader before the government does. What you do next is up to you. Do you try to stop him in order to protect your family and friends from punishment, or do you join him in a risky attempt at ending the oppression once and for all?

More Features:

  • Single Player Campaign with full 4-player splitscreen co-op (online support coming very soon).
  • Massive, expandable skill tree. Rack in the loot to upgrade your character, your bike, and your weapons.
  • A deep motorcycle fighting system with grabs, kicks, counters, critical strikes, and more.
  • Full support for both mouse & keyboard and gamepad control configurations.

Without further ado, the new release date for Road Redemption is October 15, 2016 on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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