The road trip adventure gets a musical follow-up
Road 96 was originally released back in 2021 by the creators of Valiant Hearts and 11-11: Memories Retold with its big selling point that it was a procedurally generated narrative game. The story took place in the mid-90s, as characters hitchhiked across the fictional nation of Petria in order to escape its authoritarian regime. While the game didn’t always stick the landing, it was generally well received, and was considered a successful experiment in trying something totally new when it comes to storytelling in games.
Now, two years after Road 96‘s release, developers Digixart have announced that they’re working on a prequel, which is titled Road 96: Mile 0 and will take place right before the events of the first game. The story will follow two teenagers, Zoe and Kaito (the former is a character players will recognize from the original Road 96), and will switch between them as their journey challenges “their friendship and everything they believe in.”
Mile 0 will also deviate from its predecessor in that it will include playable musical sections, and if that music is anywhere near as catchy as the song playing over the announcement trailer, we’ll be in for a treat. Road 96: Mile 0 will release on April 4 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.