Are you ready to hit the road? Road 96 is a procedural narrative adventure that invites us to escape from a fictional country, while we hitchhike to shorten distances with our goal. It comes from the hand of creative director Yoan Fanise (Valiant Hearts, 11-11 Memories Retold) and his DigixArt studio, and will be available in Spain and around the world next August 16th. It will be released for Switch via Nintendo eShop and on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG) for a price of 19.96. Merge Games will release a physical edition for Switch in early October.
Road 96, a narrative adventure on the road
“Summer 1996, today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Liberty. Escape. To run. Flee the regime. Try to survive“is the premise that presents us Road 96 to set the tone that we will find in this title. Along our road trip to the border, we will cross our path with all kinds of characters, stories and secrets in an adventure that is “constantly evolving.” In this way they detail that “each mile opens an option to take”, so our decisions affect the development of the narrative.
“There are thousands of highways in the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which of them are you going to take? “, Continue the creators. In this sense, they describe Road 96 as “a beautiful and crazy road trip”, where the players will accompany the protagonist as she discovers places and people that will change her life in this odyssey to freedom. Among the influences that mark the game we find film directors such as Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers and Bong Joon-ho.
“There are thousands of roads in the authoritarian nation of Petria”
The creators promise a parade of “moments of action, exploration, contemplative melancholy, human encounters and crazy situations “, while as a backdrop we discover an authoritarian government and social oppression, with great successes of the 90 accompanying us as music throughout our journey.” There are a thousand routes that combine so that each player can create your own unique stories in Road 96“.
Road 96 be available next August 16 on Switch and PC. In addition, players can also find el pack Hitchhiker (29,91 ) which includes the original soundtrack composed by nine artists and the electronic book Road 96: Prologue, which contains key stories that take place 10 years before the events of the game.