Nippon Marathon Dashes Its Way To Steam Early Access

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Nippon Marathon

If you’re looking for something a little different, you might want to check out Nippon Marathon which just came to Steam Early Access. The game has you take part of a marathon across Japan, and you take a look at its trailer. Here’s the game’s press release.


PQube (London, UK) 16 February, 2018 PQube and Onion Soup Interactive have fired the starting pistol to unleash Nippon Marathon, the one-to-four player racer set across Japan, on Steam Early Access. Later this year the full game, complete with extra courses, contestants, party modes and a full single-player story campaign, will charge onto Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.

San! Ni! Ichi! Hajime!!! Stretch your muscles and embark upon the ultimate marathon of Japan in a raucous ragdoll party multiplayer racer where anything can happen. Hurdle barrels, outrun Shiba Inu and dive out of the paths of bicycles – all while chucking fruit at your opponents and dashing across planks precariously balanced over waterfalls – in an unreal experience that must be played to be believed.

Four-player madness!
You can’t spell Nippon Marathon without ‘P’, ‘A’, ‘R’, ‘T’ and *checks letters* ‘I’, we suppose… Solo play is supported, but grab up to four pads and enjoy the supreme silliness of gaming’s greatest marathon.

See all of Japan!
Cross the entirety of the land of Nippon in a series of creative courses spanning busy city streets, village lanes, bustling markets, mountaintop shrines, supermarkets and even unsafe sake distilleries! Four courses will be available at the launch of Early Access, with more being added on the road to completion.

Wacky characters!
Go toe-to-toe with some of the coolest contestants who ever did, er… contest! Lobster-man J DARWIN, onesie-obsessive Elizabeth Nishibori, school uniform fan Zenbei “Xen Bae” and the completely normal Snuguru Maestro are among the challengers vying for the podium!

Epic pratfalls!
Swinging poles! Giant face-slapping fish! Cyclists! Shiba Inu! Panes of glass! Traffic! False doors! Barrels! Rolling beams! Wobbly planks! Flying fruit! More Shiba Inu! EARTHQUAKES!!!!! Dodge and dive over the lot or suffer the painful and embarrassing consequences of physics-based collisions…

Tons of surprises!
You never know what will happen next in Nippon Marathon. Perhaps you’ll find time for an impromptu spot of slot machine fun? Maybe a news anchor will jetpack in to interview you on the racetrack? Heck, anything is possible…

Drop-in/drop-out play!
Need a bathroom break to squeeze pineapple juice out of your foam lobster claws? Random pedestrian passing by your couch and wants to play? Whatever the cause, hop in and out for the ultimate, flexible party get-together!

Nippon Marathon is out now on Steam Early Access, and is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One in Autumn/Fall 2018.

Nippon Marathon will be coming to Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One sometime this Fall.

SOURCE: Press Release

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