As I start writing this bit of news about TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2, it’s -8F degrees outside my office, with a twenty mph wind making it feel like -31. When I went outside to my car earlier, the wind literally took my breath away. My beloved Harley-Davidson Sportster is slumbering in the garage, hooked up to a battery tender, and hasn’t moved since November. At this rate, she may not move again until April. In the meantime, what’s a frozen biker to do when the wind is calling, but the roads are covered in ice? French developer Kylotonn thinks they have the answer, and after watching their latest gameplay trailer, I can’t disagree with them.
Based on the world’s most famous motorcycle race, TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 puts players in the saddle of some of the most high-performance motorcycles in the world and pits them against an incredibly challenging course. The Isle of Man TT has been regularly considered to be the most dangerous motorsport in the world, with at least 146 fatalities since the race began in 1907. Still, for anyone whose heart starts beating a little faster at the sound of a speed triple in full howl, it’s a true bucket list event.
As the follow-on for TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge, TT Isle of Man 2 retains the same detailed 1:1 reproduction of the race’s 37.9 miles of road and 264 turns. However, the sequel boasts improved physics, and a new career mode where players can further hone their riding skills. Mike Hailwood’s iconic Ducati 900 is also being offered as a pre-order bonus.
The action arrives on Microsoft’s Xbox One console family, Sony PlayStation 4, PCs on March 19th, with a Switch version following later in the year. Readers may be able to catch this frustrated biker with his motorcycle helmet and jacket on, attempting to drag a knee while using a PS4 controller.