Launch of the roller shooter “Rollerdome”
PlayStation just held its State of Play presentation for June 2022, revealing a slew of new games alongside new trailers for those previously announced. One surprising trailer was the new “Rollerdrome” from the studio behind earlier this year’s indie skateboarding hit, OlliOlli World, Roll7.
Set in a dystopian future in the year 2030, Rollderdome sees players take part in a bloodthirsty new sport that combines roller skating with firearms. The trailer showed off the game’s crisp visual design and the action players can expect as they roam the maps and shoot different types of enemies that require you to adapt to their gear. Even better, the game’s release date has also been announced, and PlayStation gamers just have to wait until August 16 to try it out for themselves.
Here’s what Roll7 has to say about the game itself:
It’s the year 2030 and you are a competitor in a brutal new blood sport – Rollerdrome. Combine sleek skate tricks with devastating slow-motion kills, choosing your weapons carefully to land the killing blow and reach the end of the round…and maybe, with enough skill and hard work, up to the end of the championship. To survive in the cutthroat world of Rollerdrome, you’ll need to know the rules of the sport and the skills required to give you a competitive edge.
- Skate or die: In Rollerdrome, slowing down or stopping is a surefire way to get killed. Chase adrenaline and keep up the pace at all times – you have to constantly move and smash your way around the arena. Focus on dodging enemy attacks and performing tricks – both will replenish your ammo. You can shoot enemies to reduce their health and stagger them as you go, but don’t be tempted to stop moving!
- Moves like a stagger: Staggering enemies interrupt their attacks and, in the case of the Riot Guard (who protects themselves with a large metal Riot Shield), will put them in a vulnerable state where they take damage from all weapons.
- Reload: You gain ammo by performing tricks. The more complex the trick, the more ammo you can earn. With the PS5 DualSense controller, you’ll be able to feel the lack of resistance in the trigger when you’re out of bullets – use this to your advantage to let you know when your clip is empty and plan accordingly to keep your chamber full for the next time.
Rollerdrome releases August 16, 2022 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Source: PlayStation Blog