If you've ever wanted to simulate a riot, you'll soon be able to when publisher Merge Games releases Riot: Civil Unrest on the Nintendo Switch next February. The title will be taking to the streets with a full physical Signature Edition release for $44.99 / €44.99 / £39.99.
This will particular version will contain a region-free copy of the game, two pin badges, an original soundtrack CD, a numbered Signature Edition certificate, a collector's art card, artbook and strong case with an outer sleeve featuring alternative artwork. You can pre-order it right now.
If it's still not clear what this game is about, here's some more information courtesy of the game's Steam page:
As the world’s economical crisis deepens and inequality tears the very fabric of society the discontentment of the masses manifests itself in violent public disturbances and civil disorder.
RIOT – Civil Unrest is the highly anticipated real-time riot simulator that places the player right in the heart of some of the world’s most fractious clashes. Campaigns include: Indignados (Spain), Arab Spring (Egypt), Keratea (Greece) and NoTAV (Italy). Seventeen single level scenarios include Rome, Oakland, Paris, London and Ukraine.
The game's creator has even experienced riots first-hand:
Leonard Menchiari, experienced rioting first-hand at the NoTAV protests in Italy. He created the game to tell the stories and express the feelings experienced during these clashes. What triggers the crowd to behave with such anger and aggression? Often outnumbered, what does a police officer feel like during the conflict? RIOT – Civil Unrest presents the player with the opportunity to experience both sides of the fight - a fight in which there really are no winners. Who is right and who is wrong? Experience RIOT – Civil Unrest and draw your own conclusions.
According to the Signature game page, you can take control of the police or the rioters across more than 30 civil disturbances that remain politically neutral to encourage players to make up their own minds about the cause and effects of each encounter. There are four campaigns and a two-to-four player verse mode as well.
Take a look at the trailer above and tell us if you would play this game whenever it does arrive at some point in February.