Monster Energy Supercross
While at NYCC, When Nerds Attack was able to preview Milestone’s Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame, a racing game based on the fast-paced world of motocross. As someone who is notoriously bad at racing games (motorcycles are worse than cars), I braved the demo to try the game out for you all, and give my first impressions.
Despite being a rank amateur at this type of racing game, I found the controls relatively intuitive. Like Gravel, this game also gives the player the ability to rewind 10 seconds to correct any mistake made, something that I greatly appreciated. The stadiums and tracks that I previewed are realistic and immersive, and based on real tracks from the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross circuit. You can choose a custom rider, or use one of the current riders on the circuit–the professionals had their bodies/faces scanned so that a realistic model could be made for the game. Some of these riders include Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, and current champion Ryan Dungey.
While I struggled initially, I think that fans of racing games will find the game exciting and intuitive. The bikes you choose act dynamically, with different terrain changing how the bike performs. Changing the way the rider sits or stands on the bike also changes the way it reacts, allowing for a more complex, dynamic playing style, if one so chooses.
Some key features of the game will include:
- The official 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season with special Monster Energy Cup access.
- Official bikes, iconic tracks, and athletes from both 250SX and 450SX Classes: Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, reigning champion Ryan Dungey and others will race across official challenging tracks.
- A career mode with customization options: Customize both riders and bikes for the maximum flexibility to advance in racing classes.
- A track editor: Players can create, customize and share their own tracks online.
- Accurate reproduction of bikes, tracks, accessories and athletes’ aspects.
The game will be available on February 13, 2018 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC®/STEAM and will launch shortly after on Nintendo Switch™. The Supercross Championship will also release on mobile platforms, with the app Monster Energy Supercross Game launching on iOS and Android in February 2018.