Have you ever pondered what would happen if you combined Hotline Miami, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and some cute and cuddly characters from Diddy Kong Racing in a game development blender? Although the chances are slim, Funktronic Lab’s Wave Break offers a convincing case for why you should. The neon-lit, Miami Vice-inspired universe of Wave Break, billed as “the world’s first skateBOATING game,” seems quite cool — just check out this trailer:
What we enjoy best about Wave Break right away is that, despite its appearance as a multiplayer experience akin to Fall Guys, the game also has a single-player campaign with a “episodic tale featuring weapons, kickflips, and blood money,” according to the Nintendo Switch listing. However, it also has a variety of multiplayer activities, ranging from ranked matchmaking skateboating bouts to custom game modes, allowing you to relax with your pals. There are also a few distinct game types, like Trick Attack (a competition to see who can pull off the most impressive moves), Deathmatch, and Free Play.
Beyond gameplay, the trailer shows off the game’s emphasis on style, which extends to the outfits and customization options within the game. According to the listing, you can “unlock hundreds of custom clothing for maximum stylin’, as well as tons of decals and decorations for your boats.” Customization also takes shape in the game’s park creator mode, which allows you to build your own skateboating arenas, something Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater fans will surely be all about. Lastly, if you’re a streamer looking for a chill game to show off to your viewers, the game boasts an entirely ‘stream safe’ synthwave soundtrack — meaning you won’t get a copyright strike tossed your way while playing it.
If Wave Break sounds up your alley, you can catch it on PC and Nintendo Switch on June 11, 2021.