Truant Pixel has been watching loads of AKIRA, it appears. The developer – perhaps best known for its suite of PlayStation 4 themes – has introduced next-gen PSVR recreation RUNNER for PlayStation 5, an arcade-inspired throwback the place you’ll be embroiled in shootouts on the again of a motorbike. It appears to be like each ounce as intense because it sounds.
“Gamers tackle the position of Mina, a rogue mod-courier on the centre of a large city-wide pursuit,” the blurb explains. “Starting within the coronary heart of Presidium, the neon-drenched capitol of the mining colony moon N-351, Mina’s solely technique of escape is the ‘Thoroughfare’, a large high-speed expressway that snakes by way of the whole lot sprawling colony complicated.”
It’s a deep narrative setup for what quantities to shootouts on a speedway, however you possibly can inform there are a ton of 80s influences which have gone into this. You’ll have the ability to customise your motorbike as you progress, whereas there’ll be a number of hogs to unlock. There’s no phrase on a date but, however presumably it’ll be focusing on subsequent yr, when Sony’s new PSVR headset is scheduled to launch.
The sport definitely has baggage of favor, however the gameplay does look slightly on the simplistic aspect on this clip. Nonetheless, there’s loads of time for the developer to flesh out the concept, so we now have excessive hopes for this one. If nothing else, its overwhelming sense of favor ought to assist it to standout – we’ve at all times wished to journey our very personal lightcycle, in any case.