Having disappeared off the radar many months ago, many had presumed Deep Silver’s action videogame Ride to Hell unflatteringly dead. However, it would appear that the title is still in development and furthermore an announcement regarding its status is to be expected soon.
An action-adventure announced by Koch Media on July 2008, Ride to Hell is still in development according to Deep Silver’s Senior Communication Manager, Martin Wein. The title was reportedly cancelled, but Wein confirmed that a public announcement about the videogame’s status will be made “in the near future.”
Several Linkedin profiles – including 3D Modeller Tristan Dyczkowski, Environment Artist Tom Leighton, and Script Writer Tom Smetham – and other sources indicate that Ride to Hell is in production for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. CastingCallPro profile of British actor Paul Kelleher reports the voice over of Ride to Hell‘s character Caesar among his professional experiences, while entertainment industry illustration provider Massive Black posted some unpublished artwork for the videogame.
Ride to Hell was originally announced as a multi-platform title, and then expected to be released during the second quarter of 2009. “The game is set in the last years of the roaring 1960’s, a time of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N Roll,” stated the official press release. “The biker movement, rock music and the hippie counterculture all add to the fascinating atmosphere to be experienced in Ride to Hell.”
Exactly what form Ride to Hell will return in is not yet known, but at present it’s expected that the videogame will still be made available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as opposed to next-generation platforms. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Ride to Hell and other forthcoming titles from Deep Silver.