SSX: Deadly Descents Announced

Posted December 11th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

As anticipated the latest entry in the SSX franchise from EA Sports was officially announced at the VGAs. SSX: Deadly Descents will bring snowboarding to every major mountain range with real-world landscapes while facing the added challenge of fighting the elements.

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.

The game is rumored to utilize a right analog stick heavy control scheme and feature intense environments and situations such as out-running avalanches, dodging falling rocks, and dealing with heavy winds. Continue on to check out the reveal trailer, which sadly like most turned out to be just CG footage, and leave your thoughts in the comments!