SSX to release on February 14; new trailer is the awesomest thing to ever awesome

EA has released a new trailer for SSX, showing off some of the most insane action we've seen yet, and some camera angles that get us more excited than camera angles in videogames often do. Seriously. They also finally date the game for 2012, promising that it will land the jump on February 14 – right in time to give the one you love a copy for Valentines day.

EA's reboot of the series may have started off on shaky ground, but with every trailer that involves snowboarders doing triple-flips over helicopters while an avalanche crushes down we forget that SSX: Deadly Descent (as it was originally named) was going to be a realistic survival snowboarding game. They've done a good job with damage control, and we're happy to see the game turn from something we had no interest in to something we can't wait for.

That said, we're more than happy to wait for it. A February release distances SSX from the hectic holiday season, which is fantastic news for gamers' wallets, the developers, and the series as a whole. EA has a history of bringing out risky titles during the holidays and then acting surprised when they don't succeed, something we're happy to see them moving away from. Hopefully in February, while the northern half of the country is covered in snow, gamers will be ready for some cold, cold SSX action.

Oct 20, 2011




  • cokelogic - October 20, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    I will buy it day one, because I love SSX. But still not excited. I don't like seeing trailers with a single snowboarder, no fireworks exploding and no Tokyo Megaplex. I get the feeling this was going to be SSX: Modern Warefare and now they're piecing some textures here and there to lighten the mood. Tricks = Boost, the series should be about insanity, not satellite mapped geography from real mountains. Real is boring. This should be the opposite.
  • Sentry_Sam - October 20, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    This trailer needed more guns and slow-mo explosions.
  • Net_Bastard - October 20, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Never been happier about the fact that I don't have a girlfriend.
  • CitizenWolfie - October 20, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    Ah crap, my girlfriend will be expecting me to pay her attention that weekend...
  • SaintPinto - October 20, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    I was in no way excited about this game.... Until I saw this trailer. Need/Want/Gimme NOW!

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