Publisher Rogue Games and developer Amuzo have announced wipEout Rush for iOS and Android. It is the first new entry in Sony Interactive Entertainment‘s futuristic racing game series since wipEout Omega Collection for PlayStation 4 in June 2017.
Here is an overview of the game, via Rogue Games:
wipEout Rush combines the fast, futuristic look of the classic series with a new comic book-style atheistic and popular merge gameplay to deliver a never-before-seen wpiEout experience for fans new and old. The game launches for iOS and Android later this year.
wipEout Rush takes the classic anti-gravity racing experience first launched in 1995 for the original PlayStation and turns the series on its head, thrusting players into the role of the team manager where winning is determined by decisions rather than reflexes. Players are in charge of selecting the right ships, as well as ensuring they are properly upgraded and equipped to win each race. Crafted for the best mobile experience, wipEout Rush incorporates fluid merge gameplay for the first time, allowing players to merge anti-gravity ships to unlock new, more capable vehicles. As players move up in the league, they earn currency to unlock new challenges, weapons, and upgrades.
For fans of the series, wipEout Rush is bringing loads of new lore through collectables and story. Players will be able to unlock collectable cards to learn more about the ships, teams, pilots, and tracks of the wipEout world as they progress through an engaging single-player campaign told through exciting animated comics. wipEout Rush will include both Quick Race and Championship Cup game modes complete with five different tracks, 60 iconic wipEout ships, a wide range of familiar weapons, 12 Championship Cups each with their own boss, and bundles of collectables.
“I was raised on the console wipEout games—and those will continue to live on PlayStation hardware—but we wanted to reinvent the breakneck speed and gorgeous presentation of the series for a new breed of players on mobile devices,” said Rogue Games CEO Matt Casamassina in a press release. “We’re working closely with Amuzo and Sony Interactive Entertainment to ensure wipEout Rush delivers an experience that is both complementary and additive to the core console one, but also very accessible and fresh for gamers on the go.”
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.