Redout was a title that aimed to give its own spin on futuristic ant-grav racing, bringing to mind the likes of WipEout and F-Zero. It was a reasonable effort, though there were certainly areas for improvement; the hope is that its sequel will build on the IP’s potential.
Saber Interactive and developer 34BigThings have now confirmed a release date for Redout 2; it’ll arrive on Switch and everything else on 26th May, so it’s not far away. There’ll be plenty of optimism around it, but it’s worth noting that competitive online multiplayer is going to be limited to six players in the Switch version, half that of other platforms.
You can see the official description for the game below:
Redout 2 is the biggest and fastest entry in the series yet, with more tracks than ever before. Strafe, tilt and boost your customizable hovership through dozens of mind-bending, jaw-dropping courses in a variety of game modes, including an expansive single-player campaign plus competitive online multiplayer for up to 12 players on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, and up to six players on Nintendo Switch.
– Speed & Control: With blazing-fast speeds of over 1,000 km/h and an intuitive driving system, Redout 2 is a blast to pick up and play, but truly rewarding for any who can master its super-high skill ceiling.
– Extensive Career Mode: Fly through hundreds of events across 36 unique racetracks – all of which are reversible! From Arena Races and Time Attacks to Last Man Standing and intense Boss Races, dart past the competition and dominate the finish line.
– Competitive Multiplayer: Take on rivals in intense online multiplayer. Dive into fresh challenges with regularly added custom content and seasons featuring bonus rewards.
– Comprehensive Customization: Choose from 12 distinct chassis and fully customize your hovership with an incredible selection of propulsors, stabilizers, rudders, intercoolers, flaps, magnets, wings, spoilers, rocket engines, paints and more!
– Experience a futuristic soundtrack from leading electronic artists like the legendary Giorgio Moroder and acclaimed talents such as Zardonic and Dance with the Dead, with music seamlessly and dynamically mixed based on real-time race data.
– Create and share your best high-speed moments with Redout 2’s Photo Mode.
We’ll certainly keep an eye on this one to see how it shapes up on Switch.