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SSX – three letters that take us back to a time when we had butterflies in our collective stomachs as we un-boxed our shiny new PlayStation 2 consoles.
When the PS3 launched, most people expected to see an SSX title almost straight away, but it didn’t transpire. Now, twelve years after the original release and with memories of Merqury City, Tokyo Megaplex and Untracked still fresh in our minds, does the SSX reboot carve out an exciting new course, or fall disappointingly into the powder?
SSX’s mission statement is “Defy Reality. Own The Planet.” It’s pretty apt, and we certainly can’t argue with any of it.
It has you tackling 10 mountain ranges from around the world, from Alaska to Japan, via the Rockies, Patagonia, Antarctica, the Alps, Africa, the Himalayas, the Rockies and New Zealand. While doing so, you’re reaching reality bending heights and pulling off crazily contorted moves.
We’ve moved on from 2011, but what a fine year it was. It was a year packed with many highlights: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Portal 2, Skyrim, L.A. Noire and Uncharted 3 and Batman: Arkham City, to name just a few.
But we now turn our collective eyes towards the gems 2012 will bestow on us, and it looks set to be another fantastic year.
Over two articles, the PS3 Attitude’s writers are selecting their three most anticipated games of 2012. Staff writers Stefhutch20 and Ryanmoto3 put their votes forward in part 1 and editors DolphGB, Majiesto and Seanoc are following up now.
So without further ado, here are the hottest PS3 games of 2012, selected by Team Attitude.
Another year over. A new one just begun.
2011 was a real corker for the PlayStation 3. And for PS3 Attitude too. We got up to all sorts of shenanigans over the last twelve months, and some of us still have the bruises to prove it.
But this isn’t going to be one of those lame retrospective list articles that counts down our favourite moments from the last year. Oh no. This is 2012. This is about what comes next.
So strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride.
Check out EA’s new Tricky gameplay trailer for SSX. It has Melon grabs, Switch Indy grabs, Seatbelt grabs and other types of grabs – basically, it shows more grabs than we can realistically get a grip of.
Since debuting as a PS2 exclusive, SSX has continued to be an important PlayStation franchise. As part of the system’s launch line-up, it ushered in a new era of smooth gameplay, intuitive controls, sharp graphics and edgy soundtracks. It felt next generation and the critics loved it.
Later SSX games went multi-format, but that didn’t diminish its importance for PlayStation owners, and the fact it’s finally about to arrive on the PS3, five years into this generation, is huge.
Check out this feast of trailers from EA at Gamescom 2011. Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, SSX and FIFA 12 are the highlights, but we also have trailers for Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning, Need for Speed: The Run and NHL 12, not to mention the first footage of FIFA Street 4.
EA’s Gamescom 2011 presentation is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s event, and you can watch the action unfold live on the EA website.
SSX has dropped more than its Deadly Descents working title recently, with successive characters being thrown on to a snowy peak every time the SSX Facebook page gains enough Likes.
For EA’s E3 Conference, that character was Kaori.
With five titles in the bank and a brand-new one on the way, the developers of the outlandish snowboarding game SSX have determined a proper character evolution is in order.
With the wide variety of snowboarding games to choose from, how can PS3 gamers be expected to separate SSX: Deadly Descents from the pack?
Luckily that’s wildly untrue and even if it was EA Sports is doing its damnedest to make sure they deliver a monumental, signature game.
It’s been a month of drinking, eating, and spending time with loved ones, and a month for announcements – big announcements. The following games were unveiled: Uncharted 3, The Elder Scrolls V, Mass Effect 3, SSX Deadly Descents, and a new Tomb Raider; it is a very impressive list. We also learned more about some of 2011’s most exciting games: Homefront, DiRT 3, L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3 and Bulletstorm.
There weren’t many new releases, but the Vietnam expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a highlight. We also got some demos – and yes, a demo can be a highlight, but only just. Here is the re-cap of the month…
SSX: Deadly Descents was announced at the VGAs this past weekend where the debut trailer was shown.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz about topics such as Army of Two 40th Day and prototyping for Sony’s new Motion Controller, EA Montréal’s Alain Tascan responded favourably to the idea of the studio revisiting an old favourite — the much adored snowboarding franchise: SSX.