Redout: Lightspeed Edition Arrives on August 29 for PS4 & Xbox One

May 15, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

A tribute to games like WipEout and F-Zero, anti-gravity racing simulation Redout is releasing on August 29 in North America and August 31 in Europe for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, publisher 505 Games announced today. It will be available through physical and digital retailers as the Redout: Lightspeed Edition, priced at $39.99 USD/€39.99/£29.99.

In addition to the main game, the Lightspeed Edition includes the new split-screen mode, Europa DLC, and Neptune DLC. All told, the package will contain 30 unique tracks and six different environments, all staged on a dystopic Earth.

Here’s the description for Redout: Lightspeed Edition:

Redout is a tribute to the classic racing monsters. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre. The floating system and driving models are based on physics: Every slope, hard-brake, acceleration, and each turn and twist of the track will apply a unique force to the ship. A sharp low-polygon style blends meshes and terrains with the latest state-of-the-art shading and lighting effects provided by the Unreal Engine 4, creating beautiful and instantly recognizable aesthetics. The melancholic, dystopian atmosphere of a semi-abandoned Earth is the background for the most high-speed, tense and beautiful futuristic racing clashes, across breezy coastlines, eerie frozen landscapes and vast desert plains.

Features:

  • Multiplayer – Challenge up to 6 players from around the globe, or a friend – head-to-head – in the brand new split screen mode, to find out who the best Redout pilot is.
  • Career Mode – Carve out your path to glory with more than 100 different racing events, varying experience, and an array of challenging levels.
  • Upgradable Ships – Invest in improving your Engine, Magnets, Structure and Energy to get your ship track-ready.
  • See the World – Put the pedal to the metal on 30 different tracks scattered around 6 locations on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Push the envelope on additional boss circuits to see what you are made of.
  • 11 Event Types – Test your skills in 11 different events: Race, Pure Race, Time Attack, Pure Time Attack, Speed, Instagib, Survival, Score Based Endurance, Last Man Standing, Boss and Arena Race.
  • Team Up – Drivers will have their pick of 7 different racing teams with each team requiring a different driving approach and 4 increasingly fast racing classes to see if you make the cut.
  • Power Ups – To get that competitive edge, you have the option of 12 upgradable power-ups: Additional turbo, shields, self-repair drone, advanced grip system, slipstream enhancers, and more.

There will also be a platform-exclusive livery for all your ships included with the Lightspeed Edition.