Redout Lightspeed Edition Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

If you're in need of something like F-Zero.
Redout: Lightspeed Edition finally makes its way to the Switch.
Redout: Lightspeed Edition finally makes its way to the Switch. 505 Games

It’s been three years since the initial release of Redout, and now it’s time for the game to head to the Nintendo Switch.

While there’s no real F-Zero game for the Nintendo Switch, you can get your fix of fast anti-gravity racing games with the release of Redout: Lightspeed Edition this May 14. Developed by 34BigThings and published by both Nicalis and 505 Games, this Unreal Engine-based racer is a must-have for fans of flashy, stylish, and surprisingly challenging racing game.

The Nintendo eShop will carry Redout: Lightspeed Edition for $39.99, and there are no plans for a physical release. This edition of Redout carries all of the basic gameplay as its previous iterations, but it comes with a bonus for Switch owners. This special repackaging also comes with $40 worth of additional DLC that came post-launch for the game on other platforms. Here is a trailer showing the game running for the Nintendo handheld as well.

Redout: Lightspeed Edition features 30 different tracks across six locations on a post-apocalyptic Earth. There’s also the addition of boss circuits which are more challenging than anything else yet. Redout features 11 different event types, including: Race, Pure Race, Time Attack, Pure Time Attack, Speed, Instagib, Survival, Score Based Endurance, Last Man Standing, Boss and Arena Race. All of the ships in-game can be improved via upgrades as well as power-ups, with focus on your engines, magnets, structures and energy.

Redout also offers a career mode for those looking to really get serious. The mode offers 100 different racing events and a veritable array of challenging levels. You will be able to team up with seven different racing teams in four distinct racing classes, with the teams requiring different driving styles and approaches to make their cut.

Of course, the game’s main draw lies in its multiplayer component, which you can access via a subscription to Nintendo Online. You can race with up to six players from around the world, or maybe just challenge a friend. There’s also the inclusion of a split-screen mode, which is amazing if you’re hooking the console up to a TV.

Redout: Lightspeed Edition is set to release on the Nintendo Switch this May 14. It’s also available now for the PC, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.

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