SSX Defy Reality trailer defies reality

While we were excited by the return of SSX, the initial trailer didn't really do it for us. At the time it was called SSX: Deadly Descents, and it put a huge emphasis on reality, and the dangers of snowboarding. Oh, and there was a Call of Duty-style segment where the racer flew down a hill in a squirrel suit. Come on, EA! We don't want a PSA, we want an over-the-top extreme sports game!

Luckily, EA hears our cries, dropped "Deadly Descents" off the title, and brought back the SSX we love. Don't believe us? What if we told you it involved doing an upside down plant on a helicopter?

Thought so. It's still a ways away from SSX Tricky when it comes to silliness, but that's fine. This is the SSX we want. We want escapist fun, where we fly off a jump at break-neck speeds and doing insane tricks before smashing down a perfect landing. We want to spin so fast we get dizzy. We want, well, to defy reality, and it looks like the new SSX is actually going to do allow us to do that. We weren't too sure of the squirrel suit at first, but after seeing it here we're on board – anything that adds more insane tricks is cool in our book.

Sep 30, 2011


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  • taokaka - September 30, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    It looks fantastic, I must get it. Also it's good to see another extreme sport game that doesn't suck, I had thought they all died this generation.
  • MidianGTX - September 30, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    Had a few runs at the Eurogamer Expo, this is definitely way beyond reality. I just can't get over how smooth the game feels (almost too smooth), going back to SSX3 after getting home felt like trying to drive a car with square wheels. It remains to be seen if we'll be getting the slightly more man-made areas back, but even without those I'd burn, eat and maim my way to the front of the queue to pick this up.
  • ShowMeYourKitties - September 30, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    Oh the ridiculousness of ssx, how I have missed you...
  • Z-man427 - September 30, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    Yeah, that looks pretty awesome

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