“Re-Volt 2” released. Hint: This is not a successor to the original game.

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Warning: Do not buy this game (or do not purchase anything in-game)! It wants your money! It is also very bad.

Re-Volt 2 has been on the Google Play store for a few days now. I don’t think anyone expected this to happen this early. My expectations regarding WeGo have been lowered since the cs_italy thing. However, their promo picture looks promising:

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But the game itself? Meh. Weird textures, a pink BigVolt, additional game modes (yay?) which have been stolen inspired by Mario Kart. In other words: They slightly altered the games’ code to make it really cheap and crappy.

I can’t say much, though, since I passed my Android phone to my dad. I might pirate try it some time if I’ll ever be bored enough. If you tried it, feel free to comment and tell me it’s not as bad as it appears to be.
Still I see that the battery thing is going on. So you’ll have to pay when your playing time runs out. (Reminds of Candy Crush, right?)
Hey, a lottery wheel thingy! That’s what a racing game always missed!

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It’s as unprofessional as it gets. “Re-Volt 2: Best 3D RC Racing Game” as it appears in the Google Play store. A: It’s a lie! B: You don’t title your game “the best 3D ultra mega RC super game”. You just don’t.
You see those guys posting things like “We got the jackpot” on Facebook. No words.

I don’t like where Re-Volt is going. Re-Volt is about community and online races. They should have chosen another game to get “the jackpot”.

Captain’s log supplemental:

I just tried the game and got the permanent feel of disgust. The game is based on coins. With those coins (or with the diamonds? Doesn’t matter. It takes real money.), you can buy all kind of shit like power-ups, more time to play, … All those things that are ESSENTIAL TO BE FREE IN A GAME.
You start off with like 8 minutes of time. And after that? I don’t know. I just couldn’t bear it anymore. The game only has three tracks anyway. Toys in the Hood, Market and Toy World.
The game modes are highly unoriginal and uncreative. It’s only about collecting things. It appears so they disabled the AI. Just don’t buy the game (or is it free? I pirated it since it is not available in main parts of the world.)

Spread the word and tell everyone how crappy this game is. I will not post a link here for that reason.

If you wanna play Re-Volt, pirate it. Do not buy it on the appstore, do not buy it on Good old Games. Do not support WeGo and help us to end this.

I don’t speak Korean. I’m glad to have Google’s Translator.

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Today, this post (by Roy Park, CEO at WeGoI) appeared on my timeline:

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Looks like Re-Volt 2 (wasn’t it Re-Volt: Challenge?) is coming. So, what does it say? Since Google has problems with the koreanesish language as well, here’s a rather contextual translation:

RE-VOLT 2

You arrived at the top of the racing league. Want a challenge? Best Racers.

The comments don’t seem to be related to the game.  It’s about enjoying holiday and thanksgiving. Meh.

Anyway, what about the link? It refers to http://wego10.cafe24.com/re-volt/ which is a rather plain html site with links to the free Re-Volt versions. Again: Meh. It also takes a bunch of time to load, so here’s just an uncompleted render of it:

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Re-Volt Remake: Everything We Know

It’s been announced a while ago: WeGo is planning to release their Re-Volt remake pretty soon. What exactly do we know about it?

Even before they released the mobile versions, WeGo announced the development of a Re-Volt for former next-gen consoles (PS3, XBLA):

Roy Park (CEO WeGo Interactive) on RVL Forums:

Hello everyone.
[…]
Mobile version is just first comming version.
After release mobile, we will start PC online(multi play), and other platforms.
That could be XBOX or PSN.
We Go has various plan for Re-Volt.

Everyone was sceptical about WeGo’s plans but as you may confirm, they did everything they promised so far. It’s been rather quiet after them showing up in our forum.

Early 2013 (January), they posted some mysterious pictures of a kind of tropic version of “Toys in the Hood”. I commented on one of their photos wishing luck for recreating Re-Volt in Unity. They liked the comment. I was pretty sure that they were working on it as they posted the two following photos:

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As you can see, it’s obviously the Unity GUI. I was pretty right when Daesung Oh posted a bigger picture of the level in the Re-Volt Live Facebook group.

Yeah,I re-create the I WEGO from working

I guess he means that he is currently recreating Re-Volt from scratch. He also confirmed that he is developing with Unity on another Facebook post of mine:

Unity version. ^ ^

Here is the picture i mentioned above (click to enlarge):

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It would take more than half a year for them to mention the remake again.

On August 8th 2013, “Re-Volt: Challenge” has been officially announced (as Re-Volt “Plus”, being changed to “Challenge” two days later).
What can we expect? Judging by the pictures we have, a rather clean and colorful game. I can’t really tell if the second one is a rendering. The first lonk is one for sure. Gameplay-wise it’ll be the same as our old ’99 friend. However, there will (most certainly) be no support for custom content (I’m going to eat my hat if there is). However, WeGo showed interest in adding some high-quality custom tracks to the mobile version. The same might apply to Re-Volt:Challenge.

I’ll just throw a list of things at you.

  • 554938_10200666349277651_600122410_nVarious car skins to choose from, some modeled from scratch (I just noticed they really are the models we know from ’99)
  • New cars are to be added later
  • Unity engine (-> multi-platform: PS3, XBLA, Desktop, Mobile?)
  • Multiplayer
  • No custom content(?)
  • Confirmed tracks:
    • Ghost Town (remodeled)
    • Toys in the Hood (retextured, carribean)
    • Supermarket
    • (probably all the old tracks spiced up a bit.)

That’s all we know. None of the provided pictures are in-game. Developer Daesung Oh stated they’re all concept art. It might indicate that the development has not progressed that far yet, though I can not assure that.

Update: Ripax77 noticed striking similarities with cs_italy:

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You can surely tell that this is cs_italy.

So what about this one being Cliffside by R6?

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