And EA's current bout of incandescent prayer-answering continues. You might remember that the release of the first two official SSX developer diaries recently revealed a 100% authentic return to the brash, bright, balls-out, bonkers SSX of last-gen. Good, wasn't it? Good like waking up to find out that you've learned to fly overnight in your sleep. And extending that happy disbelief today are the first set of real screenshots. Elise is back, she's doing big crazy jumps, and even though the game is pegged for a sob-inducingly distant 2012 release, both she and the mountain are already looking stunning.
So, Elise is back. Who do you want to see next? Personally I won't be fully content until I see that a certain hyperactive Japanese girl with a penchant for ursine storage devices hurtling happily down a mountainside while giggling profusely. Kaori Nishidake, I have missed you. Come back to me soon.
April 14th, 2011