Mad Max meets anime in all new racing RPG Resistor

Two character sitting in the front of a car talking and driving
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The world premiere of all-new racing RPG Resistor shows fans that this title is more than just about racing, it's about fighting for what's right. 

The short one-minute trailer that was showcased at the Future Games Show Summer Showcase gave us a first peek at what looks to be a brilliant mesh of story, racing, Mad Max, and anime. 

Set in a dystopian world covered in sand and tarmac our protagonist Aster will have to race against the top dogs and a cast of characters who look like they've stepped straight out of an anime for entry back into the city. While the motive behind this dangerous endeavor is yet unknown Aster claims that she "has to get back into the city" and so we can only assume that this is a fight that is close to her heart. 

The racing looks like a thrilling ride that wouldn't be out of place in a Mad Max movie, with customized cars, dangerous off-roading, and of course, dubious tactics, Resistor will most likely keep fans on their toes until the very end. 

Thankfully, this isn't your average racing game, with a narrative that will hopefully be immersive and purposeful. Aster encounters more than her fair share of individual characters in the trailer, exploring an open world as she builds her crew to take down evil.

With everything from an antagonist that goes heavy on the hair gel and a cybernetic grandma, Resistor looks to be full of surprises, and may well end up on our best racing games given the right execution. 

Resistor doesn't yet have a release date, but it'll be available on PC, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X|S, and you can wishlist the game on Steam now right now.

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.