TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 Launches May 11

Publisher Nacon has officially revealed the launch date for upcoming motorbike sim sequel TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 during its Nacon Connect Winter event — and you’ll be able to get in the saddle from May 11.

First revealed in November, the lengthily titled game is a follow-up to 2020’s TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2, and while it has the same publisher as before (absent the name change from BigBen to Nacon), it’s been moved across to a new studio.

RaceWard, the developer behind RiMS Racing and founded by staff from SBK and MotoGP developer Milestone, has taken over the project from KT Racing — which is likely to be all-hands on the somewhat tardy Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown right now.

If you’re not familiar with the series, the clue is in the name. It’s a motorbike simulator of the famous — and infamous — annual road-racing event at the Snaefell Mountain Course: the Isle of Man TT. It’s a 37.73-mile loop on closed public roads around the island in the Irish Sea.

Along with the official date announcement, Nacon provided another short video of the game in action, running on the six-mile section from Gooseneck to Bungalow towards the end of the lap on the 2022 race’s runner-up Dean Harrison’s Kawasaki ZX-10RR:

Like the previous titles, ROTE3 won’t just contain the Snaefell circuit itself. RaceWard states there’ll be a total of 32 tracks at launch, but hasn’t gone into any detail beyond noting that the current and historic versions of the Mountain Course are included.

However there’s also a new “Open Roads” feature that allows players to ride along 124 miles of the island’s roads, with points of interest along the way hosting events and challenges.

There’ll be a total of 40 bikes available, including some of the machinery used in the most recent event in 2022. Again, no further details are available just yet, but if you like your big, liter bikes you’ll be well catered for. How much of RiMS, which majored on bike modification, will bleed into ROTE3 also remains to be seen.

We’ll likely find out more in the coming two months, with ROTE3 launching on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on May 11.

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