Music-Based Action Game from Final Fantasy XV Designer ‘No Straight Roads’ Coming West to PS4 and PC Early Next Year

No Straight Roads, a new music-based action game from Final Fantasy XV’s lead game designer Wan Hazmer, will be releasing globally on PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2020, publisher Sold Out and developer Metronomik announced today.

The launch is going to be made possible thanks to Sold Out partnering with Metronomik, and with the partnership, a physical release of No Straights Roads for the PS4 is going to happen, in addition to a digital release on PS4 and PC. The physical PS4 edition will be available to pre-order soon from retailers for $39.99. Digital pre-orders will be available at a later date.

Via a press release, Wan Hazmer, CEO of Metronomik, shared how the partnership with Sold Out has led to No Straight Roads‘ global release, saying the following:

“Partnering with Sold Out has given us the opportunity to turn the volume up to 11 on No Straight Roads, and we’re thrilled to also release a physical edition.” Pushing the game to early 2020 wasn’t an easy decision, but the extra time will let us fully deliver on our vision for No Straight Roads while sticking to our studio’s core values of providing a friendly, healthy workplace. We’re so proud of everyone on the team for what they’ve achieved so far, and we can’t wait to bring Vinyl City to life…!”

Furthermore, via the same press release, Garry Williams, CEO of Sold Out, also mentioned why he and his team decided to help with Metronomik’s upcoming game:

“Excuse the pun but No Straight Roads immediately struck a chord with us and we’re really excited to be working with Metronomik to release the game around the world. It’s a genuinely unique title. It’s loud and in-your-face with some fresh gameplay mechanics, bringing back memories of games like Jet Set Radio while delivering something new and innovative.”

No Straight Roads is an action game that puts music and sound at the heart of the gameplay. Playing as Mayday and Zuke, two members of the indie rock band Bunk Bed Junction, players will be fighting back against the NSR mega corporation, an EDM empire that has taken control of Vinyl City and banned all other types of music. The game will have you exploring Vinyl City’s eclectic districts, all the while using music to transform objects into weapons, facing colossal bosses, and changing the world.

The game is the first title from Final Fantasy XV‘s lead game designer Wan Hazmer & Street Fighter V’s concept artist Daim Dziauddin’s new studio Metronomik. It has already won awards for ‘Best Indie Project’ at the 2019 Unreal Open Day in Shanghai and ‘Best Audio’ at the 2019 Taipei Game Show.

Imagine all the jams you’ll be playing and hearing in the game as you take a look at the screenshots below:

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Brad Crespo

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