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Eek! Scary new SSX screens are full of ghosts and darkness

So yeah, we might have escaped the feared gritty, militaristic reboot, but it seems that the new SSX is still going to be quite the dark departure. Why? Because despite developer reassurances of a light, crazy atmosphere, these new screens from Gamescom confirm a covert survival horror reboot. Okay, maybe not, but there are ghosts and darkness and torches and sinister red glows (just like out of hell!), and frankly there are only so many headlines you can write about snow and Elise and this still being the SSX you know and love before it all gets a bit dull for everyone concerned. And I wouldn't do that to you. And I'm not resorting to crappy "new screens slide into view" style puns either.

So yeah, survival horror. That's the joke I'm using. Scroll on.


Above: GHOST! Okay, it's a saved player ghost from SSX's online competitions, but what if the player who recorded it is now dead?  


Above: And imagine running into a saved player ghost in this dark tunnel. SPOOKY! Also, fires of hell ahead


Above: And a last-ditch helicopter escape. JUST LIKE IN RESIDENT EVIL. The mountain will now explode

August 18, 2011

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5 comments

  • Jdub9064 - August 18, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    I havent played a snowboarding game since amped 3(which was alright) and SSX3(which was amazing). This game looks fantastic, I'm glad the game looks like a SSX game and less like a survival horror slant they tried to pull when they announced it.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 18, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    @Clovin64 Kate Hudson doesn't have as much boob. I'm really enjoying this TRUK blitz of screenshot articles today! P.S: Elise' boobs COULD have been bigger...
  • Vordhosbn - August 18, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    Last time I played a Snowboard game was probably Cool Boarders back in the day, and I have some good memories of that. Hoping for a demo of this to see how far the genre's come, the screens look pretty enticing so far.
  • Clovin64 - August 18, 2011 11 a.m.

    ...and now Elsise looks like Kate Hudson. Boo!
  • chrisat928 - August 18, 2011 11 a.m.

    Funny article, awesome game.

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