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No Straight Roads

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Sold Out
Developer: Metronomik
Release Date: Aug. 25, 2020

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'No Straight Roads' Comes to Steam Later This Month, Adds Exclusive Content - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2021 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT

No Straight Roads is a rhythm-based action-adventure title.

No Straight Roads is created with two goals in mind: to reinforce the role of audio in a video game without turning it into a rhythm game, and to tell a story about different musical ideals through powerful visual elements.

Your music can change the world in No Straight Roads. With the power of music, you can transform certain objects into weapons. Your performance in the game will also bring about changes in the game’s music: a dynamic transition between rock and Electronic Dance Music.

The game plays like a traditional third-person action game but is inspired heavily by music. You can move and attack freely, and switch between Mayday & Zuke at any time, but keep an ear out for the music as enemies will always attack to the beat!

No Straight Roads is coming to Steam on October 21 in a rockin’ new ‘Encore Edition’.

No Straight Roads: Encore Edition includes the rock-tastic base game along with brand new exclusive content, including an expanded collection of tracks remixed by new and returning artists, a new opening cinematic, quality of life improvements and new fan-based content that celebrates the incredible enthusiasm and support from the NSR community following the game’s initial release last year.

The Encore Edition also includes the festive-focused ‘Christmas Edition’ content update, which remixes the game with holiday-themed music, decorations, outfits and more.

In celebration of No Straight Roads’ one-year anniversary – and as a way of saying thank you for the incredible support from the community – Metronomik recently invited fans to submit their own original NSR artwork to appear in the Encore Edition when it releases on October 21. Over 500 pieces of fan art will appear in-game throughout Vinyl City and, once found, can be displayed on-screen as part of the Encore Edition’s refreshed UI.

“We were thrilled by the community’s response to No Straight Roads last year and are excited to bring the game to Steam later this month,” said Sarah Hoeksma, Marketing Director at Sold Out. “The game’s unique characters, incredible soundtrack and rockin’ musical-action hit a note with fans and we’re so excited to celebrate them with this special Encore Edition.”

“We are so incredibly thankful to all of our fans for the support they have given No Straight Roads, all the way back from the very start of our journey to where we are now a year after release,” said Wan Hazmer, CEO and Game Director at Metronomik. “With new content and quality of life improvements, we’ve been working to deliver a Steam release that fans will cherish.”

NSR developer Metronomik revealed the voice cast that will be appearing in the Japanese version of the game, as well as the composer.

First up, we have Ayane Sakura who will be co-starring as Mayday, one of the game’s main playable characters and guitarist of indie rock band Bunk Bed Junction. Sakura-san has lent her voice to many games and TV shows previously, but you might recognize her from Psycho-Pass and My Hero Academia.

We’re also excited to confirm Jun Fukuyama (Joker in Persona 5) will be co-starring as Zuke, Bunk Bed Junction’s drummer and the game’s second playable character. As well as playing Joker in Persona 5, Fukuyama-san has featured in many other games and TV shows, including Code Geass and Dissidia: Final Fantasy.

Joey Bizinger, aka YouTube’s The Anime Man, will also be playing the role of the ‘Music Elitist’, a supporting character that players will encounter while exploring the world of Vinyl City.

For the music, we’re collaborating with Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki. He’s known to have been the composer of Final Fantasy XV: Comrades and the Sengoku Basara series, and the last part of the new No Straight Roads trailer features one of his pieces for the game.

Currently available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC (Epic Games Store), No Straight Roads is coming to PC (Steam) on October 21, 2021.


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