New TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 gameplay trailer showcases Supersport bike

Ross McGregor
RaceWard Studio has showcased Michael Dunlop’s 2022 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport bike in its fifth TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 gameplay trailer.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3's developer aims to improve bike physics

A new gameplay trailer for RaceWard Studio’s upcoming Isle of Man TT game – TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 – has surfaced today (23rd March 2023), showcasing the Yamaha YZF-R6 of TT legend Michael Dunlop. 

The trailer again demonstrates the accuracy of RaceWard’s re-creation of the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain course, as road furniture and foliage whizz by at an alarming rate of knots – especially when viewed from the helmet camera. 

The video demonstrates Section 4 of the TT course – oddly coming after Section 5’s public debut two weeks ago – as we hop aboard Dunlop’s Yamaha on the approach to the town of Ramsey and its famous hairpin (you’ll undoubtedly have seen this corner on motorcycle blooper reels at some point). 

The run through Parliament Square (disappointingly the bike doesn’t use all of the run-off at the bus stop) highlights the painstaking attention to detail in bringing the Manx residential streets to life, featuring authentic British street signs and road markings, a feature that made the original Ride on the Edge – and its sequel, Ride on the Edge 2 – stand out from the motorcycle game crowd. 

The trailer takes us through Ramsey via Martin’s Folly, ending as we head up to the Gooseneck and the start of the Snaefell Mountain ascent. 

As detailed previously, engine sounds have also had a revamp, with a much rawer tone condensed into the audio mix this time around, with the RaceWard borrowing some of the techniques used to create the soundscape on its debut motorcycle sim RiMS Racing

IOMTT rider Davey Todd enjoying his stint playing Ride on the Edge 3 at a press event last week

Michael Dunlop and the Yamaha YZF-R6 

Notably, the subject of this new gameplay trailer is the Yamaha YZF-R6. The Yamaha competes in the Supersport class of the Isle of Man TT (IOMTT) and in the hands of Dunlop won both Supersport races in 2022, making the Northern Irishman the most successful 600cc rider in the history of the event. 

The Dunlop name is synonymous with the Isle of Man, with Dunlop’s uncle Joey owning the record for most TT wins (26). Michael’s father Robert was also a successful Road Racing rider, taking five IOMTT wins in total, while older brother William secured podium finishes on the island and wins elsewhere. 

Michael Dunlop, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3
Michael Dunlop at the 2021 Goodwood Revival , ID: 1018822349, Photographer: Kevin Wood, Motorsport Images

Tragically, all three of Michael’s relatives were killed while competing in closed-road motorcycle races, underlining the dangers associated with Road Racing and the IOMTT in particular. However, Dunlop’s determination and indefatigable turn of speed mark him out as one of the top contenders for IOMTT honours this year, potentially adding to his tally of 21 wins. 

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 release date

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch on the 11th of May 2023

The game is set to include 32 tracks and 38 officially-licensed riders across Superbike and Supersport categories, also featuring online multiplayer.

Do you like the look of TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3’s bike physics and revised sounds? Let us know in the comments below. 

Images courtesy of RaceWard Studio

*Featured image is not a Yamaha Supersport bike, don’t @me!

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