Following in the footsteps of games like Super Mario Run, wipEout Rush brings a fan-favorite gaming franchise in a way uniquely suited to the mobile platform. It will be released for both iOS and Android devices in early 2022. Check out the announcement trailer above and a gallery of screenshots below.
Publisher Rogue Games is aware that many fans still want to see a return on its original PlayStation platform. “If I want that visceral, immersive, intense racing experience, I’ll find it waiting on PlayStation,” said Rogue CEO Matt Casamassina. “But at the same time, we’re delighted that we could rethink wipEout for mobile with some fun new play mechanics and gorgeous visuals.
WipEout Rush Screenshots
“We hope fans will come to it with an open mind because—although different—we’re proud to bring the wipEout franchise back into focus with a fresh take on the formula,” he continued. “And we’ve poured a lot of love into the presentation, which includes loads of iconic ships and tracks, a new comic book-inspired narrative, a fitting electronica soundtrack, and gorgeous visuals that run at 60 frames per second on modern hardware.”
wipEout Rush includes 60 ships from the original games as well as a single-player campaign featuring 12 championship cup races across five distinct environments. That campaign also includes comic book-influenced storytelling that will give more personality to the racers. And in one more nod to the originals, wipEout Rush features an original electronica soundtrack from veteran Sony musician Alastair Lyndsay.
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