New SSX trailer previews Siberia's slopes and factories

Just yesterday we were saying how you'd seen plenty of SSX but there were still a few regions we wouldn't mind taking a look at, so here's EA with a new “Own the Planet” trailer previewing the game's Siberia region. For one of the former Soviet Union's most notoriously inhospitable regions, it sure looks... pretty inhospitable, actually, but a lot of fun on a snowboard.

SSX is still on track to hit shelves Feb 28, and we'll have a review for you closer to that time. EA has said, you'll recall, that while SSX will contain an Online Pass of sorts, it doesn't intend to restrict access to the game's overhauled online modes – which is nice, as that's looking like one of the game's most interesting components.


  • Snovalo - February 16, 2012 5:56 a.m.

    8/10 -at-best niche game? The series has some AAA title's and every game besides SSX Blur is reviewed with 8+, and the first 3 titles are 9+ titles. Niche? GTFO, the series has well over 10 million titles sold, the first 2 games each sold 2-3 million and SSX 3 sold over 5 million. How the bleep is that niche, and 8/10? GTFO
  • KidJustKid - February 16, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    I'm talking about how relevant I feel it's likely to be in this day and age. In the same way that other franchises have slowly become less relevant and exciting - Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect are new for this generation and we're better off for it, whereas, say, Tony Hawk or Medal of Honour never really made the jump to gen 7 and got left behind. Based on my judgement of what I've seen so far, I think it's unlikely to succeed commercially despite having an excellent soundtrack and probably very exciting and badassy gameplay. No matter how it's reviewed or percieved, the series' continuity is predicated on its sales success, and I simply think it's had its day. Just remember what else you enjoy that IGN gave an 8 - you can't say that's bad, just not a 4m+ charttopper. Other games that fall into the 8-not-great category include FF13 and 13-2, PoP Sands of Time, Resistance 1, Prototype, Tekken 5 etc. Undoubtedly games with serious merit and that certain groups, including me, adore. You just can't pretend they're gonna be the same chart toppers they were 5 years ago, or an instant success because of a reboot or redraw. Not trying to induce rage, just trying to explain my own views. By the way, I don't like the way things are going, just analysing what IS happening.
  • KidJustKid - February 15, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    tbh, I'm most excited about the soundtrack than a 8/10-at-best niche game. New, specifically commissioned original tracks from Camo + Krooked, Qemists and Amon Tobin et al, + Noisia, Digitalism and Flux Pavilion on the soundtrack. Might be more badass than truly enjoyable.

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