Hey, do you guys remember way back in, like, 2008 when suddenly, thanks to the likes of FX's biker drama Son's of Anarchy
and the Lost and Damned
GTV IV expansion, the outlaw biker lifestyle seemed to be the next big thing for fiction to delve into, and then, for about five seconds, there was this open world outlaw biker game called Ride to Hell
that was a thing people were talking about? I do.
Unfortunately, that game disappeared shortly thereafter and I wondered if I'd dreamt the entire experience.
Well, apparently I didn't because Deep Silver has announced that Ride to Hell
is alive and well and that open-world biker game still exists (in some form) as Ride to Hell: Retribution
. Actually, maybe it's not open-world because details like that are still a little thin on the ground despite the fact that Ride to Hell: Retribution
is set for release this June for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC. Ride to Hell: Retribution
stars outlaw biker Jake Conway who is looking for revenge against awesomely-named rival club The Devil's Hand. There will be both on foot and on bike combat and strip clubs, and the game is being developed by Eutechnyx. That's all we really know at this point.
But that's not the only Ride to Hell
game on the horizon. Next on the hit list is Ride to Hell: Route 666
, developed by Black Forest Games. In it, you'll conquer the legendary Route 66 using your own team of bikers. The combat is face-paced and arcade-y and should be simple to figure out for anyone familiar with team sports - because team outlaw biker murder spree is a team sport now. Ride to Hell: Route 666
will be available for download this June on Xbox Live, PSN, and Steam.
Finally, in the great pantheon of Ride to Hell
titles, we've got Ride to Hell: Beatdown
. Ride to Hell: Beatdown
is a "rock'n'roll brawler" for mobile platforms. There's no release window and more details will be forthcoming in the future.
Sounds like the people at Deep Silver have been busy little bees in the years the "Ride to Hell
" concept has been dark. Hopefully, at least one of these games will kick the amount of ass we're being led to believe they will.
Until we know that for sure, you can check out the video and screenshots for Ride to Hell: Retribution
. Follow the jump for more details and don't forget to visit the official Ride to Hell webpage
, then follow it on Twitter
, and like it on Facebook
Time to start your engines: Deep Silver is going to take you on a non-stop Ride to Hell™ this summer
LARKSPUR, Calif - April 4, 2013
- They say there’s no freedom like the open road, and no bigger badasses than bikers. Deep Silver is proud to take gamers deep into a world of bare-knuckle violence, seedy strip clubs, and rip-roaring motorcycles with the Ride to Hell™ universe, revving into homes starting June 2013.
Ride to Hell: Retribution tells the story of a lone rider, Jake Conway, a man with either a gun in his hand or a girl on his lap (and on more than one occasion both!). He’s on a merciless path of revenge against a brutal biker gang called The Devil’s Hand, armed to the teeth with an arsenal of deadly weapons to enact his vengeance on foot and on bike. The only law Jake answers to is his own. Hit hard, ride fast and leave 'em in the dust on June 25, 2013, in North America and June 28, 2013, in the rest of the world for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Looking to lead your own pack of fearsome bikers? Ride to Hell: Route 666 is just for you, taking the player on a journey to conquer legendary Route 66. Players will recruit and lead a gang of bikers from Chicago to Los Angeles, fighting for every mile of the road using both brain and brawn. Fast paced arcade combat combined with easy to understand tactics – anyone who understands team sports will be able to dive right in to commanding their gang. Get ready to rule the road with Ride to Hell: Route 666 in June 2013 on the PlayStation®Store, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360 and Steam.
Last, but certainly not least, the Ride to Hell universe will be rounded out with Ride to Hell: Beatdown, a rock’n’roll brawler set to light up the mobile space, on the go! More details on this title will follow soon.
Ride to Hell: Retribution is developed by Eutechnyx, Ride to Hell: Route 666 by Black Forest Games.
For more information about the Ride to Hell universe, please visit one of the following official sites:
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the critically-acclaimed, best-selling zombie action game, Dead Island™. Upcoming titles include the side-scrolling arcade brawler, Sacred™ Citadel, the isometric action RPG, Sacred 3, and the next game in the Dead Island franchise, Dead Island Riptide. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com
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Eutechnyx is the world’s leading independent racing game developer. The company publishes a number of game brands including NASCAR® The Game (console, PC and mobile) and Auto Club Revolution® (PC free-to-play) . With a history spanning over 25 years, the studio has won numerous awards for its million-plus selling titles and garnered exceptional acclaim in the business sector. As well as its headquarters in the UK, the company has studios in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Charlotte, USA.
For more information, please visit www.eutechnyx.com
Auto Club Revolution and Eutechnyx are registered trademarks of Eutechnyx Limited. All rights reserved.
About Black Forest Games
Founded in 2012, Black Forest Games is an independent game studio focused on high-quality video games. The studio is based in Offenburg, Germany, and currently employs a team of 40 international industry professionals who specialize in building games for all major game platforms. For more information on Black Forest Games please visit the official website at www.black-forest-games.com