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SSX: Deadly Descents: An Experience "Worth The Wait"

You may have caught the teaser trailer when watching the Spike TV Video Game Awards this past weekend and now, EA has made it official with the press release.

Electronic Arts has announced SSX: Deadly Descents, in development at EA Canada for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Apparently, there's actually a wee bit of story in this one; "players will explore the story of a team who seek to be the first to descend the faces of the most treacherous mountain ranges on the planet." Okay, so that doesn't mean there's much of a "story." Whatever. It's SSX! From the Himalayas to Antarctica, we'll tackle the most harrowing hills in the world and the key is to survive...the second key is to "look good doing it." Said EA Sports president Peter Moore:

"An entire genre was born from the original SSX a decade ago, and it’s time to reboot one of the most popular franchises of all-time in an unpredictable and unexpected way. Fans have been begging for this since the launch of this generation of consoles, and we have an experience that will be worth the wait. This franchise has always been about racing, tricks, characters and fun – SSX: Deadly Descents will deliver all of that, and more, on a global scale, with rich online experiences, and with the sense of adventure never before imagined on a snowboard."

This is one sports franchise that definitely needed to return. It was one of the most revered titles in the land when it launched alongside the PS2 back in 2000 and successive iterations were also warmly received. Things sort of tailed off, though, and we haven't heard from SSX in a while...thankfully, it's back. Yay!

Related Game(s): SSX: Deadly Descents

Tags: ssx, ssx deadly descents, ea, ssx ps3

12/15/2010 10:36:28 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

Snorge
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 10:53:40 AM
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Bout time we heard something. I saw the trailer on the VGAs but something didnt sit well with me. It seemed to take a more "realistic" approach...not cool..at all.....I miss Mac, Moby, Elise, Psymon, Zoe and everyone else...the banter while riding down the hill was the best!

I will hunt down Peter Moore and shove a REAL snowboard down his throat if they dont get this right....who said we wanted a reboot anyways? More of the same for me will do for this series. (Minus the skis this time)

I remember playing SSX3 so long one time I was hallucinating from sleep deprivation...I love me some SSX!

Oh and the VGA intro to this...that one chick....that sex joke was UBER not funny....go kill yourself


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Arvis
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:45:27 AM

Ditto to the above. SSX should have colors. The COLORS Duke! The COLORS!

-Arvis

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:46:33 AM

Kaori!

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:20:40 AM
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SSX was a great Snowboarding game - back in the day. Hope they can inject some over the top fun in this new one. Sounds good so far.

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SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:21:08 AM
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This is going to be sick, so sick. Amped 3 has not been doing it for me, shawn white sucked and I wont even mention the others.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:21:56 AM
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SSX: Call of Duty

I still can't get that out of my head after I watched the premiere trailer.

Sony needs to bring back Cool Boarders.

I still have SSX 1 and SSX 3 so I'm a big fan. The trailer for it though was so bad, I was almost expecting to see guns and tanks.

Hmmm not sure how I feel 'bout this whole "survival" stuff. But if it adds another layer to the challenge then hey why not.

Still that will mean that the game will mostly be dark and grimy...

I loved the colorful snow in SSX1 and 3 :(

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:54:11 AM

exactly, cool boarders was the bomb back then.
I remember in cool boarders 2 their was this one mountain run (forgot the name) but it had dangerous drops that u couldn't imagine.

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TheShadow
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:54:44 AM

@Scarecrow

SSX: Call of duty

Thats funny!

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slugga_status
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 12:01:00 PM

lmao at SSX: Call of Duty..When watching VGA and I saw the helicopter I was expecting to see a fps.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:29:33 AM
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Perhaps....I will need a trial or demo.

BTW, has anyone who has Playstation Plus notice the Beta trial we have on offer for free....MMO game fans should be particularly pleased.

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:47:38 AM

Ummm...yeah, I had to leave my PS3 on all night to download it.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:54:23 AM

15GB is a tad bit excessive, isn't it? It'll take my crappy DSL a day to download the sucker.

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dkmrules
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 10:52:58 PM

wtf? 15 gigs? For what?!

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:49:57 AM
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Never played the SSX games before but played all the cool boarders games. If they have this game similiar realistic feeling to the skate games this will be good news for me.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 2:13:10 PM

Highlander,

Only DSL? Well dang.........

I would've thought that the techie you are, would have already linked up every satellite dish & electrical power grid on Planet Earth, sucking all that inFamous Cole juice out of them, just for your own personal amusement by now.

Hell, I would have even figured that just having your drapes opened, alone would produce enough energy to light up the Western hemisphere.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 12:14:14 PM

no offence but Lib Tech is better.

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SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 4:31:23 PM

I heart burton.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 9:58:51 AM

Oh great, a snowboard preference war...lol. Although I agree with the Lib Tech Comment. I've found that Burton's don't hold up over time. But then again I've always preferred Nitro. Their 2 year warranty is a bonus.

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StangMan80
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 12:24:35 PM
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I've loved skate and snow boarding games before just not lately. I'm really interested in this game, sounds like it will be very fun and exciting. I hope it turns out really good.
this is suppose too come out late next year, there are a lot of PS3 exclusives coming next year, I might have to squeeze this(multiplat) in

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 12:36:49 PM
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Damn... SSX was one of the first games that I played on my brother-in-law's PS2. I had a ball. May have to look into this one.
Peace.

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 1:16:12 PM
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Capita FTW!!!

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 1:23:28 PM
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If the song tricky starts playing everytime you pull off an incredible move than this will be videogame gold in my book

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Culoslap
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 2:03:12 PM
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I agree that the original SSX and SSX 3 were the best. Tricky was fun but I didn't care for the tacked on, "celebrity" riders. I remember Mac doing a backflip with the hotdog board in the first game. The pinball course. The third game to me was near perfection. I loved trying to go down the entire mountain in one run, spending countless hours trying to obtain snowflakes. The soundtrack was exactly my taste of music.

So many good memories. I was excited when I heard a new SSX game was announced but from the looks of it, the best days of SSX 3 are gone. This new one does sound promising however. I'll give it a shot. Hopefully DJ Atomica won't blather on too much. EA Sports... BIG!

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 2:23:32 PM
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I was hoping for for Cool Boarder, or Hell even the Road Rash games making a comeback. I've never played SSX games.

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Nynja
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 3:33:59 PM
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The rumors were true.

Looking forward to the next SSX.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 10:34:47 AM
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So SSX is going a little more realistic now? This could be interesting. I've played the SSX's but never bought one. They were entertaining but for me the realism factor kind of ruined this game for me. I've always preferred the more "realistic" tricks. Unfortunately, no one this generation has given a proper installment of this genre. Shaun White is a joke game. It's always felt like a lesser version of Amped to me.

However if EA is behind this SSX and they put in the same formula as what they've done with the Skate series then this one will be a buy for me.

On a side note, if any of you guys are into the whole First Descent/Ascent type films, check out Jeremy Jones "Deeper" amazing Snowboard flick. Another one that has to do more with Climbing then anything is "The Asgard Project" Just in case anyone is interested.

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