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Road 96: Mile 0 Launches April 4 for All Major Platforms

Road 96: Mile 0 Launches April 4 for All Major Platforms - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 January 2023 / 1,525 Views

Publisher Ravenscourt and developer DigixArt have announced Road 96: Mile 0 for the PlayStation 5Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It will launch on April 4.

"In Road 96: Mile 0 we wanted to show where Zoe is coming from and why she left her comfortable life," said DigixArt CEO Yoan Fanise. "But we didn’t create Mile 0 in the conventional way. We went the crazy route, using metaphorical music sequences where you ride along on the beliefs and doubts of Zoe and Kaito. The funny part is that YOU choose how you want them to evolve."

View the announcement trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

Two teens, Two Worlds

Fans of Road 96 will remember Zoe, one of the main characters of the original game. She comes from the rich side of White Sands and her father works for President Tyrak’s government as the Minister of Oil.

Kaito—a character from developer DigixArt’s first game, Lost in Harmony—on the other hand, was born in rough, impoverished Colton City. After moving with his family to get away from Colton City’s pollution and find new jobs, Kaito finds himself in White Sands as well. It’s been two years since this move and they are now close neighbors to the Tryak abode.

Intrigued by his dark demeanor, Zoe gets closer to Kaito and the two develop a strong friendship. This budding friendship with Kaito eventually exposes Zoe to disturbing truths about her country and even her own father. Through this new-found relationship, players will discover what made Zoe flee her home and the truth behind the 1986 Border Attack that sets off the events of Road 96.

Zoe and Kaito’s Inner Worlds

Varying the narrative-driven gameplay of Road 96: Mile 0 will be sections that let us explore the thought processes of both Zoe and Kaito through psychedelic musical rides. Skating through these rhythm-based segments, players will make impactful narrative and emotional decisions that shape the journey of the game’s two protagonists.

The Midnight

Backing up today’s emotional announce trailer for Road 96: Mile 0 is the brand-new song “Land Locked Heart” from American synthwave band The Midnight, which will be released as a single soon. Designed to reinforce the emotional experience for players, “Land Locked Heart” is the first track from the Road 96: Mile 0 official soundtrack.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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VAMatt (on 26 January 2023)

Road 96 was a decent game. Nothing special though. I'm not in a hurry to play the prequel. If it comes to game pass, maybe I'll get to it at some point when I'm looking for something a little different to play.

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