Remember when there was an abundance of anti-gravity racing games to enjoy? Games like WipEout, F-Zero, and Extreme G Racing now feel like a distant memory. However, thanks to indie developers there have been a resurgence of anti-gravity racers in recent years. One of the most critically acclaimed is Redout.
Developed by Italian indie studio 34BigThings and released in 2016, Redout is a tribute to anti-gravity racing games, with rollercoaster-style tracks, a unique control scheme, and a thrilling sense of speed.
An arcade space shooter spin-off followed in 2021 with Redout: Space Assault, but Redout is getting a true sequel later this year. Here’s everything we know about Redout 2 so far.
Latest news: Nintendo Switch release date revealed
After a month-long delay, the Redout 2 Nintendo Switch release date is confirmed: Redout 2 will release on Nintendo Switch on 19 July.
Redout 2 is out now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, with a Nintendo Switch version launching in July. Does Redout 2 fill the void of WipEout and F-Zero? Find out in our Redout 2 review.
Trophy and achievement guide
With 53 PlayStation trophies and 52 Xbox/PC achievements to earn, completionists will be playing Redout 2 for a very long time. Check out our full Redout 2 trophy and achievement guide here.
Release date trailer
A new Redout 2 trailer has landed, revealing the release date for the much-anticipated anti-gravity racer. At the time the trailer announced that Redout 2 will release on 26 May. This was sooner than we expected. Since then, 34BigThings' anti-gravity racer has been delayed by several weeks.
Gameplay overview trailer
To get us excited, 34BigThings has released a gameplay overview trailer for Redout 2 showing what we can expect from the WipEout-inspired anti-gravity racer.
The trailer showcases Redout 2's absurdly fast anti-gravity racing. We also get a look at the new locations and deep customisation.
The fastest anti-gravity racing game in the universe
34BigThings bills Redout 2 as the “fastest anti-gravity (AG) racing game in the universe.” You’ll be piloting ships at speeds of over 1,000 km/h.
What set Redout apart was its unique twin-stick control scheme. In Redout 2, you can seamlessly strafe, tilt, and boost, as well as control the acceleration, braking, and turning.
This allows you to navigate tight turns and adjust the pitch of your ship for track elevation changes with greater precision. It's challenging, but rewards player skill.
Each ship can also be extensively customised. After choosing one of 12 chassis, you can add propulsors, stabilizers, rudders, intercoolers, flaps, magnets, wings, spoilers, rocket engines, paint, and more to create a unique ship.
No anti-gravity racer would be complete without a pumping soundtrack. Accompanying the action is an original soundtrack featuring electronic artists such as Giorgio Moroder, Zardonic, and Dance with the Dead. Thanks to a music-mixing algorithm, music tracks will blend together based on your ship design and the track action.
Over 30 tracks
Redout 2 has 36 unique race tracks set in the dystopian wastelands of Earth. The number of galactic locations has doubled from five in the first game to 10, and each has a distinctive visual style. Each track is also reversible, bringing the total number of tracks to 72.
These tracks will feature in an extensive career mode with hundreds of events. Set in the year 2059, you compete in the Solar Redout Racing League.
Within the career are six game modes: Time Attack, Race, Arena Race, Last Man Standing, Speed, and Boss.
Redout 2 was announced in December 2001. You can watch the announcement trailer below. The first gameplay trailer shows the game’s gravity-defying racing in action and new locations.
Redout 2 is available on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Redout 2 release date
Redout 2 was released on PC and consoles on 16 June 2022. Following a delay, the Nintendo Switch version will be released on 19 July.