ONRUSH has officially smashed its
way onto Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. Eight months since its initial
reveal at Paris Game Week at the end of October last year, the action-packed arcade racer from Codemasters Evo and the spiritual successor to MotorStorm has finally arrived.
To celebrate its release, Codemasters has debuted a brand-new, action-packed trailer for ONRUSH – highlighting the total carnage that players can unleash in the game. It’s also accompanied by a brand-new
blog post from Codemasters marking its release and highlighting the journey the team been on with the community so far.
The development team at Codemasters Evo, who previously worked on DRIVECLUB and MotorStorm for Sony, designed ONRUSH as a brand-new take on the racing genre as it emphasizes teamplay and removes traditional racing staples, such as the start/finish line and lap counter.
To be the best at ONRUSH, you’ll need to work with your fellow teammates and take advantage of the different
vehicle classes in the game, each of which come with their own unique strengths and abilities to wreak carnage and take the win for their team. The innovative ‘Stampede’ system used in ONRUSH has been designed to keep players amidst the action by dropping them straight back into the fight if they fall behind from the pack.
“We’ve had a blast creating this completely original take on what the racing genre can do,” said Paul Rustchynsky, Game Director of ONRUSH. “We can’t wait for players to get their hands on ONRUSH and experience the thrill of takedowns, risky stunts and, of course, RUSH.
“We set out to create a racing game that was designed to be played together, with friends and against rivals,” Rustchynsky continued. “A game that’s inclusive, so people of all skill levels can enjoy playing together, including those that typically don’t play racing games, achieved by keeping players at the heart of the action at all times.”
ONRUSH features a total of eight
vehicle classes, each with their own unique style and feel. This includes the vehicle’s RUSH state which can help accelerate your team to victory. Players can also customise their character and vehicle in a wide variety of ways to reflect their own personality and play-style.
In addition to its four
unique game modes and 12 stunning multi-route locations – each of which can be photographed thanks to the game’s comprehensive Photo Mode, ONRUSH has been built to offer an immense level of depth in both its single-player Superstar campaign mode – which can also be enjoyed in co-op with
friends, and online multiplayer, which is where you take everything you’ve learned about ONRUSH so far and take on those from far across the globe.
The first major post-launch update for ONRUSH will also introduce ‘Ranked Competitive Seasons,’ for those who want to play for the upmost bragging rights and climb their way up the game’s ranking system. Codemasters says the upcoming update will also include “a few little surprises.” As you can clearly see, launch day is only the beginning of ONRUSH.
ONRUSH is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’ll be coming to the PC in the future. Players can purchase the Day One Edition, which includes a unique ‘Vortex’ buggy vehicle shell. There’s also the Deluxe Edition, which features eight additional vehicle designs with iconic gold and black liveries, extra ‘Crashtag’ artwork and ‘Track Tombstones.’ For more details on the Track Tombstones in ONRUSH, be sure to hit up our dedicated
article. Crashtags, meanwhile, are essentially animated player profile cards that display alongside your Gamertag and ranking.
I’m currently reviewing ONRUSH and hope to have our review ready to release later this week ahead of all the E3 madness this weekend and next week promises, so be sure to check back on FullThrottle Media for that, but in the meantime, you can read our
hands-on preview for our early impressions of the all-new Codemasters racing IP. Additionally, be sure to check out our Xbox One X
Gameplay Capture of ONRUSH to get a grasp of its unique gameplay for yourself!
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