Rogue, a leading publisher of independent video games, today announced the classic WIPEOUT™ franchise is being reimagined for a new generation of mobile players as wipEout Rush. Developed by champion mobile developer Amuzo, wipEout Rush combines the fast, futuristic look of the classic series with a new comic book-style atheistic and popular merge gameplay to deliver a never-before-seen WIPEOUT™ experience for fans new and old. The game launches for iOS and Android later this year.
wipEout Rush takes the classic anti-gravity racing experience first launched in 1995 for the original PlayStation® and turns the series on its head, thrusting players into the role of the team manager where winning is determined by decisions rather than reflexes. Players are in charge of selecting the right ships, as well as ensuring they are properly upgraded and equipped to win each race. Crafted for the best mobile experience, wipEout Rush incorporates fluid merge gameplay for the first time, allowing players to merge anti-gravity ships to unlock new, more capable vehicles. As players move up in the league, they earn currency to unlock new challenges, weapons, and upgrades.
“I was raised on the console WIPEOUT™ games—and those will continue to live on PlayStation hardware—but we wanted to reinvent the breakneck speed and gorgeous presentation of the series for a new breed of players on mobile devices,” said Matt Casamassina, chief executive officer, Rogue. “We’re working closely with Amuzo and Sony Interactive Entertainment to ensure wipEout Rush delivers an experience that is both complementary and additive to the core console one, but also very accessible and fresh for gamers on the go.”
For fans of the series, wipEout Rush is bringing loads of new lore through collectables and story. Players will be able to unlock collectable cards to learn more about the ships, teams, pilots, and tracks of the WIPEOUT™ world as they progress through an engaging single-player campaign told through exciting animated comics. wipEout Rush will include both Quick Race and Championship Cup game modes complete with 5 different tracks, 60 iconic WIPEOUT™ ships, a wide range of familiar weapons, 12 Championship Cups each with their own boss, and bundles of collectables.
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