It would appear that the Switch release of downhill biking game Descenders is finally starting to be pinned down, with No More Robots and Sold Out teaming up to release the game physically "this spring".
The news comes alongside an announcement for a physical version on PS4, too, and we've also received this handy list of features:
- A Modern Take on an Extreme Sport
- Procedurally generated worlds: Take on different jumps, slopes and hillbombs every time you play
-Freestyle bike controls: Control every subtle movement of your rider, with an in-depth physics system made for slick whips and scrubs
- Rogue-Bike: Earn special mutators each time you play, and work out which abilities work best for your riding style
- Build your Rep: A fully-featured online Rep system lets you show off your worth, and earn new bikes and threads
- Fully licensed soundtrack: Partnering with drum & bass label Liquicity to deliver the perfect soundtrack for hitting the mountains
- Become the next Descender: Can you survive the game in a single run, and reach the ranks of the legendary Descenders?
Mike Rose, Company Director at No More Robots, has shared the following statement in a press release:
"We're extremely excited to work with Sold Out on the retail releases for Descenders. Our players have been begging us for a physical release for a while now, so getting to work with Sold Out on a worldwide retail release is essentially fulfilling a long-standing dream for all of us."
We first reported on this one way back in July 2017 so it's good to see a solid release window appear. Hopefully we'll be treated to an exact date soon.
Hmmm I was on board but procedurally created levels just aren’t as rich and exciting as mapped out ones. Had hoped this would be the SSX 3 of downhill biking games
@Stocksy actually if Switch owners are lucky they could possibly
be getting some of the community made maps. but that is pretty low atm though because right now the devs are waiting to see about using a new plugin that will allow creators to post there mods onto the Xbox version of the game. tbh I think mine will be the best fit since it is the most optimized.
I am definitely interested, especially in freeriding, but i don't care for procedurally generated courses. I will check steam and see how it looks.
I thought this is the Lonely Mountains: Downhill that I was waiting for. That one looks more interesting to me.
Without an indoor ramp faculty to ride in winter, I've got to give this game another look.
Procedural, and Freeride only?
Stick with Downhill Domination, then.
@SMW freeriding is also a game mode in it. the main game mode is Career where you start with 4 lives and have to make it from Highlands to Peaks or if you do Career+ it is from Desert to Glaciers. however you can get more health by doing bonus objectives. and to earn cosmetic items you have to earn rep in each session to get gear. and the more rep you earn in 1 session the rarer the get you get. the gear is cosmetic only so you won't have an advantage over the other players.
@AllieKitsune actually funny thing is that when the devs first worked on the game they never heard of Downhill Domination. also if the Switch owners are lucky they could get some of the community made maps.
I'm disappointed that Mike Rose chose to use the early access Steam trailer for this instead of making a brand new trailer of the actual finished game which has so much more then what this trailer shows.
Well chosen screenshots, not usually my jam but they attracted me. Want to try this as my first bike game Was a massive Tony Hawks Underground fan so won't be too much of a stretch.
@dogtorque Thanks for the info! I love freeriding and just goofing off. I'll check into this game.
@AllieKitsune downhill domination is the nuts awesome game
What is the release date for Descenders on the Nintendo Switch?
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