Never underestimate an indie. The truth is that this premise is very accurate, especially if we stop to think about the number of AAA or AA games that are below more humble titles, which end up conquering our hearts. One of them is Road 96.
Road 96 was one of the best indies of 2021, originally released on Nintendo Switch and PC, to later make the leap to PlayStation and Xbox. Is the new digix art gamestudio founded by the creator of Valiant Hearts, Yoan Fanise.
Thus, DigixArt and the publisher Ravenscourt plunged us into an exciting journey of more than 2,000 km with Road 96. It’s not a perfect game, but rarely has a story caught us so much.
Road 96: Mile 0 – Announcement trailer
A year and a half after the release of the original, we bring you a big surprise: DigixArt and Ravenscourt have announced the prequel, Road 96: Mile 0, which will also be released in April.
Road 96: Mile 0 will take place before the events of Road 96, launching directly on all current consoles (PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch) and PC.
What happened before Road 96?
Surely all of you who played Road 96 remember Zoe, one of the main characters of that adventure. This young woman was the daughter of the Minister of Petroleum, who works for the tyrannical government of President Tyrak.
On the other hand we have Kaito, a young character from DigixArt’s first game, Lost in Harmony, who is the complete opposite of Zoe. She was born in humble Colton City, but luckily she was able to escape the pollution and move to White Sands.
You can already imagine where the shots go. Road 96 Mile 0 will bring together Zoe (a young rich girl) and Kaito (a rebellious young man) in an adventure marked by their opposite situations.
Despite his dark demeanor, Zoe will feel attracted to Kaito, who will tell her many of the things his father does. which are detrimental to the environment and to the whole country.
Why did Zoe run away from home? And, more specifically, why do we find it on Road 96? It is what we will be told in this prequel, that will connect directly with the event of 1986 which kicks off the original game.
Road 96 Mile 0 keys will be narrative and pacing. As a great playable novelty, in this prequel we will have to overcome rhythm game phases, in full relationship between both characters.
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As Kaito and Zoe talk, different feelings will come up on the screen. Our mission will be to solve small rhythm puzzles, while we unravel the mysteries of the story.
Road 96: Mile 0, the prequel to Road 96, is currently in development by DigixArt and Ravenscourt. It will be available from April 4 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Did you play the original back in the day?
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