First SSX screens are heartbreakingly beautiful, bring back Elise, are still 100% authentic. Kaori next, please

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


  • Tighterssx - May 3, 2011 10:14 p.m.

    Everyone I want to see is Zoe Psymon and Mac
  • Craza - April 17, 2011 1 a.m.

    Kaori, Psymon, Mac, Zoe and.....oh wait, that's all the people I remember caring for. SSX, YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED!
  • Rub3z - April 15, 2011 4:28 a.m.

    Two words: Moby. He is so awesome that his name cannot be subjugated to single-word-ness. He was alway my go to character. Alongside the Mac Attack. Then Tricky came along and ZOMG EDDIE FTW!!! Yeah. This game looks awesome. I want to play it. NOW... NOW I SAY!!!
  • Crimmy - April 15, 2011 3:07 a.m.

    I'm in a minority when I say I want Eddie back.
  • Robusken - April 15, 2011 2:42 a.m.

    Can't stop looking at em...
  • md1292 - April 15, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    I hope they don't bring back the characters that debuted in SSX 3. Aside from Allegra, the other 3 suck! I like most of the Tricky characters (especially Psymon, Eddie, and Marisol). Yay, Elise!
  • Jason2022 - April 15, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    BRING BACK MAC!!! Dude was awesome!!!
  • Spybreak8 - April 14, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    I've got Elise on my modded original Xbox, sweet skin. One of the reasons I still have it and haven't sold it lol. The other is SNES, N64 emulators on it. ^^
  • SirDinkleman - April 14, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    C'mon ya gotta bring back Mac Attack
  • Ampatent - April 14, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    Psymon was always my go-to character. I'll never be happy until he returns.
  • Nodoudt - April 14, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    I never played the original 'Supercross as I didn't have a PS2, but I do recall playing Tricky on my Xbox and having an absolute blast with that one. Also, it is confirmed that we're getting Kaori, along with Zoe.
  • reveffect - April 14, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    Yes Yes bring back Kaori please. She was my main character in ssx3 because she was so much fun to play with. Seeing a japanese girl who speaks nothing but japanese, wears bear and panda backpacks, funky colorful clothes, and laughs and smiles her way down a dangerous mountain at neck breaking speeds is hella fun.
  • KidKatana - April 14, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    I really haven't got bored of looking at these shots yet. I want to play this game. Now.
  • hughesta - April 14, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life.
  • avantguardian - April 14, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    mmmm...yes...this is yes... and psymon ("even the spelling of my name is stupid!") really should never be in anything. ever.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - April 14, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    Yeah, the initial teaser was completely at odds with what the actual game looks to be turning into. There was never any gameplay footage in that gritty vein though. I'd guess it was just a misguided stab at grabbing the interest of the angsty FPS brigade early on.
  • Redeater - April 14, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    @David Houghton Sorry for the double post but was this game not totally different last time we saw it? I seem to recall some bullshit gritty serious trailer....
  • Redeater - April 14, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Thank god! As a huge fan of Tricky and SSX3 this could not make me happier! Elise is hot and Canadian so it is win win. Also am I the only one that wants to see Allegra back?
  • CitizenWolfie - April 14, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    The more I hear, the more I want! Elise was my character of choice, but would also like to see the returns of Moby, Psymon, Viggo and Zoe (although she's already confirmed)
  • QWERTYCommander - April 14, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    I just hope some of the concept art shots make it into the game. One of them showed a boarder jumping over the Great Wall of China.

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