Procedural road trip adventure Road 96 is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC next month.
Independent studio DigixArt – notable for Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold – has confirmed that Road 96 will be released on August 16, 2021. The game is initially set for release via the Nintendo eShop, Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store.
Road 96 is billed as the most ambitious project yet from the French studio and is inspired by the cinematic works of Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, and Bong Joon-ho.
Players must embark on a treacherous road trip across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Along the way, you’ll meet various characters, each with their own stories to tell that intertwine to create a tapestry of secrets and intrigue.
DigixArt’s work to date means that Road 96 is already a game to anticipate. If it can pitch the tone of its subject matter correctly, it could also be a game to savour.
Take a look at the release date trailer.
Road 96 will be also released as part of a special Hitchhikers bundle. The bundle includes a copy of the soundtrack and a book featuring stories set before the events of the game.