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ENTER THE BRIGHT NEON LIGHTS OF NIGHTTIME NEOKYO

Makuri Islands expands with new electrified metropolis

[Embargoed: Thursday 18th November 0800 PT//1600 GMT] Zwift, the online global fitness platform, is today opening the roads of Neokyo, the first expansion to Zwift’s latest world, Makuri Islands. Neokyo follows the original May 2021 Yumezi map release and doubles the size of Makuri Islands. Zwifters will be able to ride and run between these two contrasting maps, which will be connected by a road through the rice fields. 

 

Taking inspiration from Japan’s major cities, Neokyo has electrified the night. Vibrant colours, popping neon lights and glistening fast roads ensure this nighttime city is anything but dark. 

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The perfect contrast to the tranquillity of Yumezi, Neokyo introduces the fast-paced nature of city living to Makuri Islands. Fast flat roads, towering buildings, eye-popping neon billboards, nighttime revellers and arcade halls make Neokyo a perfect place to test your legs and ride fast. A new adventure awaits. 

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From launch, there will be 8 thrilling new routes to ride. Check them out below (Lead-ins are not included in distances.)

RAILWAYS AND ROOFTOPS 

Take to the upper city where you will race along city railways and rooftops.

Distance: 3.8 mi // 6.1 km, Elevation Gain: 226 ft // 68.9 m

ROOFTOP RENDEZVOUS 

Feel the burn as you climb to the top of Neokyo, scaling rooftops and monorails on the way.

Distance: 2.3 mi // 3.7 km, Elevation Gain: 16.7 ft // 5.1 m 

NEON FLATS 

Paint the town as you dominate three sprints along this flat route through the city.

Distance: 8.9 mi // 14.4 km, Elevation Gain: 474.7 ft // 144.7 m

SPRINTER’S PLAYGROUND 

Keep that heart racing as you complete four sprints in a single route.

Distance: 7.6 mi // 12.3 km, Elevation Gain: 157 ft // 51.5 m

NEOKYO ALL-NIGHTER 

Explore everything that Neokyo has to offer including four sprints and a KOM along this challenging route.

Distance: 15.1 mi // 24.3 km, Elevation Gain: 562.3 ft // 171.3 m

SLEEPLESS CITY 

Make your way through the heart of the city as you wind along this fast route.

Distance: 5.7 mi // 9.2 km, Elevation Gain: 268 ft // 81.7 m

WANDERING FLATS 

This long flatter route will take you from the scenic countryside to the bustling city.

Distance: 16 mi // 25.7 km, Elevation Gain: 866 ft // 264 m

TEMPLES AND TOWERS 

From downtown rooftops to mystical temples, grind to complete three KOM's in a single route. 

Distance: 20.2 mi // 32.5 km, Elevation Gain: 2,261.2 ft // 689.2 m

This is a large release, so Zwifters are advised to allow time to update before joining events. For more information head to www.zwift.com/neokyo 

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About Zwift

Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming. We’re dedicated fitness enthusiasts, experienced video game developers, and disruptive thinkers. Play is in our DNA and we know fun fuels results.

Zwift utilizes massively multiplayer online gaming technology to create rich, 3D worlds ripe for exploration. Join thousands of cyclists and runners in immersive playgrounds like London, New York, and Paris as well as our very own Watopia.

Our app connects wirelessly to exercise equipment: bike trainers, treadmills, and more, so your real world effort powers your avatar in the game.

From friendly races to social rides and structured training programs, Zwift unites a diverse community in pursuit of a more fun, immersive and social fitness experience.

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