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MotoHeroz Trailer Unleashed

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

First footage of WiiWare racer

RedLynx already announced their upcoming game MotoHeroz a few months ago, but only gave us two screenshots to look at. Now, they've released a trailer.

The developer might not mean much to Nintendo-only gamers, but people with multiple systems might recognize them as the creators of the Trials games on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam, which are decently popular stunting games where you ride a motorcycle. This looks to be somewhat similar in terms of physics and the stunting aspect, but as it's a racer, of course, this time there are also 3 opponents you'll have to look out for and try to beat.

The game should be released early this year, but until then, here's the trailer:

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You can also read over the official press release to see what features the game will have:

January 18, 2011 (Helsinki, Finland) — RedLynx ( today released the first gameplay footage of MotoHeroz, its original game for Nintendo's WiiWare™ service.

This debut trailer features in-game footage, including extended peeks at the single player Story Mode and the four player Party Rally gameplay, as well as some of the game's many rich, visual environments. Other highlights include select vehicle models and some of the game's unique power-ups.

"You've seen the screen shots, but the video give a better feel of the speed, flow, big jumps and crazy things that happen in MotoHeroz," said Antti Ilvessuo, Creative Director of RedLynx and lead designer on the game. "We can't wait until you actually get to play it."

The trailer also features the music of Petri Alanko, composer of the critically acclaimed soundtrack for Remedy Entertainment's Alan Wake. Petri Alanko's work for that game has been nominated for "Best Videogame Music" in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

Beyond what is heard in the trailer, Alanko will be creating a full musical score for MotoHeroz, inspired by the game's platformer origins and colorful world.

"It's a joy to create music for a game like MotoHeroz," Alanko said. "It has all the retro charm of the classic videogames I loved as a child, but looks forward to a bright, fun world full of adventure."

RedLynx has made that first MotoHeroz tune, heard in the trailer, available as both a free, high-quality MP3 and a ringtone for all to download and share.

About MotoHeroz

  • Simple but effective physics deliver an addictive gaming experience
  • Single player story mode with rich characters and lush environments
  • Two to four-player party mode that's easy for anyone to pick up and play
  • Global and Friend-based Leader Boards to fuel your competitive fires
  • Brand new kind of daily online competition, where new tracks and Leader Boards are opened and closed each day
  • Steady 60 FPS, widescreen support, and blazing fast load times
  • Packed with content, including 100+ tracks and three game modes

MotoHeroz is projected to complete development in early 2011. For more information, contact RedLynx or visit

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User Comments (25)



rustythekid said:

I saw this yesterday, it will be an instant buy when it comes out, no brainer coming from redlynx.



Stargazer said:

This game looks excellent. I believe I will consider purchasing it and then totally forget. Then I will buy it for $2 when it hits the App store.



cyrus_zuo said:

Definite day-one purchase.
I also expect they will take it to other platforms, likely by financial necessity, but I love same-console gaming experiences on the Wii.
If the game is half as good as it looks it will get a LOT of play on my never dusty Wii.



irken004 said:

What's with the sudden boom of Steam game developers heading to Wiiware lately?



WolfRamHeart said:

This game looks awesome! I loved Trials HD so this is a must-buy for me. I just hope that this game doesn't make me want to throw my controller at the screen like Trials HD did.



accc said:

This looks awesome. Trials was awesome. This will most likely be awesome.



Imerion said:

Yep, this looks really fun! Four player support means I'll most likely get it.



Sneaker13 said:

O man, this looks awesome. And the music in the trailer makes it feel really epic too.



Crunc said:

Being a Trials HD fan, I'm definitely looking forward to this. Day one for me. I can't wait to play it.



MikeyMikeMike said:

Really hoping this has online multiplayer...looks awesome, hoping the level designs are truly clever and well varied. Wiiware's been in dire need of a good racer.
Between this and what Shinen will offer hopefully that niche will finally be catered to.

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