News: Out Run-Inspired Arcade Racer Slipstream Out Apr 7th

By Neil Flynn 03.04.2022

News: Out Run-Inspired Arcade Racer Slipstream Out Apr 7th on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Spanish indie publisher BlitWorks is bringing arcade racer Slipstream to Xbox, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch at a price of 9.99 USD | 8.99 EUR on April 7th.

Slipstream has been in the making for 4 years by Brazilian solo developer Sandro Luiz de Paula (ansdor), who built his own custom game engine that recreates the sprite scaling graphic techniques used on 80s and 90s racing games to bring the real, authentic retro experience to modern hardware, taking advantage of the extra power to provide smooth, constant 60 FPS gameplay.

The combination of the colorful pixel art graphics with a soundtrack that draws from synth pop and jazz fusion influences by Stefan Moser, aka Effoharkay, sets the tone for a race across a variety of exotic locations from all around the world, including cities, deserts, forests, mountains and beaches. Drifting, rewinding and slipstreaming mechanics add depth to the driving gameplay, and the result is a strategic, challenging and exciting experience.


 

Splitstream is built on a custom engine, brining authentic 2D sprite-scaling graphics to modern platforms with 20 different tracks, 5 playable cars, accessibility options, multiplayer split-screen fun and various single player modes.

Will you be picking up Slipstream on release? Let us know in the comments section.

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