Metronomik has released a new trailer and screenshots for No Straight Roads featuring DJ Subatomic Supernova, the boss of the game’s first stage.
No Straight Roads is playable at PAX East 2019 at the Boston Convention Center from March 28 to 31, marking the PlayStation 4 version’s worldwide debut. The game will also exhibit EGX Rezzed in London from April 4 to 6. There, Metronomik co-founders Wan Hazmer and Daim Dziauddin will host a special live streamed developer session where they will discuss their experience of working on big budget games (Final Fantasy XV and Street Fighter V) and how it has informed the development of No Straight Roads.
Here is an overview of the game, via Metronomik:
Fight the massive EDM empire as an indie rock band in our unique PC and PlayStation 4 action game! Directed by Wan Hazmer, lead game designer of Final Fantasy XV, and Daim Dziauddin, concept artist of Street Fighter V, No Straight Roads was made with the intention of elevating the role of audio in game design without turning it into a rhythm game, and using strong visuals to tell a story of music cultures and ideals.
We bring the harmony of music and video games to the masses, without turning them into a rhythm game. We do this by having the world follow the music within the context of a proper action game similar to NieR: Automata, Kingdom Hearts, and Devil May Cry. The only difference is that you have a huge advantage in this game if you understand the relationship between the boss attacks and the music.
Your music can change the world in No Straight Roads. You can transform certain props into weapons with the power of music. Your play will also bring changes into the music, as it shifts between rock and EDM in a seamless and dynamic manner.
We also want to represent music in its entirety: its culture, its creativity and its many stories. We also respect the medium; We tell these stories in a way that can be only told in video games. Less reliance on cutscenes and more on visual storytelling. The game is not just about rock versus EDM, but it’s also about the clash of ideals and different mindsets of why people play music.
No Straight Roads is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC in 2019.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.