Apologise for your doubts: SSX gameplay trailer is tear-inducingly perfect

It's been an emotional rollercoaster with me and this new SSX, as I'm sure it has been with a lot of you. First a sequel to one of my favourite, long-overlooked series was announced. Then there were rumours of Kinect. Then there was a dark and gritty trailer. Then there was vague back-pedalling when the inevitable shit-storm left EA all sticky and coated with the whiff of barely-digested fanboy hatred. Then there was talk of physics-based. semi-simulation gameplay. Then the dev diaries started to show off what looked a lot like proper SSX.

Now? We have a full gameplay trailer featuring long-standing series staple Mac Fraser. Do we have a happy ending to go along with it? Yes. Some trailers are promising. Some trailers are exciting. But some trailers bring a joyful tear to the eye and make you feel like a big gushy loser. This is one of those trailers.

Now, if EA could release a Kaori trailer next, that'd be just great, thanks.

June 03, 2011




  • SunnyvaleTrash - June 7, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    Will be there. Looks great!
  • Robusken - June 4, 2011 3:53 a.m.

    Successfully made me eat my own words. Can't wait for the next trailer.
  • Spybreak8 - June 3, 2011 10:44 p.m.

    YEEEESS!I loved playing SSX 3 so much and want to revisit it with today's gameplay innovations and graphics.
  • Jedipimp0712 - June 3, 2011 8:57 p.m.

    @David Houghton you are officially my new favorite GR writer, from the brilliance of the power of threes, to the world premier of Mac in SSX... that is pure AWESOME!
  • Anjaneya - June 3, 2011 8:57 p.m.

    I'm so happy. I still need Kaori though. And her teddy bear thingy.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - June 3, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    Hmmm, looks good. The first game will always be the first PS2 game I ever bought, and the only one I had for a significant amount of time. Still, I never played the series past that first game, even though it was quite good. Still, I'm looking forward to giving this a shot.
  • MySistersMenstruationTastesFunny - June 3, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    That video is pure sex. Reminds me of 3Xtreme.
  • XxThe_apocalyptic_sporkxX - June 3, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    SSX has been a favorite of mine for ages, and now i'm totally geeked out about it. I can't wait to hear more news on this. :D
  • monsterhunter3rox - June 3, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    Oooohhh boy.
  • Jaces - June 3, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    SSX IS BACK!! :D
  • GunsForShow - June 3, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    Seeing those ridiculous snow banks again is getting me excited for this!
  • CitizenWolfie - June 3, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    Best U-turn ever. It looks like it could even exceed SSX3 which is no easy task.
  • AlmightyFuzz - June 3, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    Nice! Hopefully the other characters (that are unlocked by "Liking" it on Facebook! Seriously!?) are a bit more visually interesting than Mac. Though I didn't really play any of the earlier games, I remember the characters being a lot more exciting.
  • cokelogic - June 3, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    So glad they dropped the Deadly Descents crap and SSX looks and sounds like proper SSX. Sometimes developers listen to fans! Win! All this game needs now is the Tokyo pinball level and it will rule.
  • insertdisk - June 3, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    Ok now lets all pretend that the first reveal trailer never happened. Fore we have here a much better game.
  • ChickenFillet5140 - June 3, 2011 1:25 p.m.

  • MattCrinos - June 3, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    Well, here's my reason to get my PS3 fixed.
  • philipshaw - June 3, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    This is exactly what I wanted from a new SSX game!
  • Dared00 - June 3, 2011 12:37 p.m.

    Hmm... I liked the Deadly Descents more... LOL just kidding, this is SO AWESOME I HAVE TO SHOUT OVER THE AWESOMENESS BECAUSE IT'S SO LOUD.
  • centrip - June 3, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    Bring it out BEFORE Christmas!!!! Looking forward to this, I even bough a grotty copy of SSX3 for xbox to play on my 360!

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