Originally posted February 20th, 2012 by Sharon at FromtheDPad.com
The new SSX is a mere week away from store shelves and unless you are excited about the PS Vista, you are probably looking forward to a stand up February title. As promised I have come bearing gifts of screen shots and soundtrack details to help get you pumped about this EA Canada title.
Straight from the get go EA promised the “Most Treacherous Mountain Ranges on the Planet” would be part and parcel with their up and coming reinvention of the franchise. Even at announcement EA said that “Redefining the SSX franchise, SSX: Deadly Descents* will pit riders versus both mountain and man. Players will explore the story of a team who seek to be the first to descend the faces of the most treacherous mountain ranges on the planet. The team will travel the world to face the worst that Mother Nature can throw at them. From the peaks of the Himalayas, where the air is so thin that riders have to descend through the death zone at breakneck speeds to keep from blacking out, to the solid ice ranges of Antarctica, where a sunlit line is the only survival option when temperatures drop 50 degrees centigrade in the shade. And the mountain isn’t the only danger players will face. In SSX: Deadly Descents* the first goal is to survive. The second, in true SSX fashion, is to look good doing it.” And now the time has come. Will the EA SSX team be able to make good on their promise of an outstanding new SSX?
*SSX: Deadly Descents as a working title is now known simply as SSX
“SSX has always been one of EA’s most music intensive, genre diverse and sonically adventurous titles,” says Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music & Music Marketing. “The songs on this new soundtrack cover ground from indie rock, dub step, hip-hop, drum + bass and beyond. As fans of the ultimate snowboarding franchise have come to expect, our artists range from top cutting-edge stars to tomorrow’s hottest underground acts. Ultimately, it’s a soundtrack full of next-level music that is totally ripe for discovery.”