Desert Child on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC is here, and it promises hoverbike racing galore. Do you have what it takes to nail the biggest race in the universe?
Available right now on Xbox One – and near on every other format going – Desert Child sees you placed firmly in the shoes of a skint, hungry, lonely hoverbike racer, attempting to bring together enough cash through racing and odd-job taking in order to get a ticket to the biggest hoverbike racing event in the universe.
The Grand Prix awaits all successful hoverbike racers but in order to gain entry you’ll need to ensure enough cash is to hand. Expect to be found delivering pizza, doing a little gun running, and hunting down bounties to see the cash roll in, all in order to upgrade your hoverbike and allow for competition in the Grand Prix to take place.
With a rather lovely pixel art style, Desert Child on Xbox One will see you combining all your racing and combat skills as one, grinding away until that Grand Prix is taken down. And even then, plenty secrets and racing opportunities will ensure that Desert Child has enough draw to keep you coming back for more. The promise of local based multiplayer just seals the deal.
If you wish to check it out then the Xbox Store will sort you out with a download. Those on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC will have to visit their own stores.
You’re broke, you’re hungry, and your only friends are a vintage hoverbike and a bowl of ramen noodles. In Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix. The world as we know it is slowly starting to become inhabitable, and many people on Earth have moved to Mars for a better quality of life, thanks to a government subsidy that assisted in relocating citizens by providing affordable passage. After several years of running this program, the government announces that in two weeks, tickets to Mars would go up in price, making the exodus to the Red Planet unobtainable for regular citizens. You’ll deliver pizzas, collect gun parts, hunt bounties, and make some fans along the way. In between races, you’ll explore colorful cities where you can repair and upgrade your bike, dine on the local cuisine, and fight your way through gangsters, bounty hunters, and all sorts of interesting characters, just so that you can have a decent meal and keep your bike running. Nothing’s free in Desert Child. Features • Hunt bounties, deliver pizzas, throw races – do anything you can to earn cash • Explore a pixel-art solar system inspired by Cowboy Bebop, Akira and Redline • Customize your beloved bike with Guns, Amplifiers and shameless advertising • Dine on a range of interplanetary cuisine with sweet buffs to help you win • Master deep combat and racing mechanics and define your own style • Race, shoot, and get better! Designed for replayability, with secrets that keep you coming back • Chill to an original lo-fi hip-hop soundtrack • Challenge your friends through local multiplayer