Private Division and Roll7 have confirmed a release date for OlliOlli World on Nintendo Switch.
Promising “a bold new direction” for the series, the skateboarding action-platformer will whisk you to Radland as you search for the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana.
You will have the chance to customise your character’s looks, tricks and style before exploring levels that hold multiple paths, which will lead you to discover all the secrets that the skate utopia hides.
While you can expect “super tight controls combined with a highly-refined gameplay experience,” the developer has made sure that new players will be able to enjoy the game’s deep combo system while pros can prove their skills in mastering new moves and competing against rivals around the world in player leagues.
The game has two asynchronous multiplayer modes: Gnarvana League and Gnarvana Portal. “The Gnarvana League is designed for those who love a challenge and want to prove their skate mastery. Leagues pit you against other players with similar skills to compete for the highest score. As contenders advance through the ranks, they get their hands (and feet) on new character items – including boards, wheels, and more,” the publisher explains. “In Gnarvana Portal, players can generate original levels based on a selection of parameters like style, difficulty, and length. Each creation comes with a unique virtual 8-digit postcode which can be shared with anyone in the world, enabling players to compete against each other cross-platform.”
Those that pre-order the game will receive bonus digital cosmetic items, including a Bunnylord Head, Hero T-Shirt, Hero Skate Deck, Hero Tattoos and Hero Arm Cast.
There is also an OlliOlli World Rad Edition that is now available to pre-order digitally, which includes:
- OlliOlli World base game;
- First story expansion “Void Riders” containing an entirely new biome, levels, characters, gameplay, and customization unlocks. Coming in Summer 2022;
- Second story expansion containing another entirely new biome, levels, characters, gameplay, and customization unlocks. Coming in Fall 2022;
- “Close Encounter Skate Deck” digital cosmetic item.
“In OlliOlli World, you should expect loads of seriously wacky locations to explore and rad new characters to meet,” explains Roll7 creative director John Ribbins. “OlliOlli World is a love letter to the bizarre and magnificent aspects of skateboarding culture. It embraces the weird and wonderful aspects of this street phenomenon and encourages you to express yourself freely.”
OlliOlli World’s lead producer at Private Division Mika Kurosawa adds: “Roll7 are the masters of flow-state gameplay. With OlliOlli World’s perfected controls and highly-refined gameplay experience, the studio ups the ante in this lush skateboarding utopia.”
OlliOlli World will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 8th February 2022.