Amped 2 hits the slopes

Xbox-exclusive freestyle snowboarding game ships to stores today.

Snowboarders itching to hit the slopes got a little bit of balm today, when Microsoft Game Studios announced that Amped 2 has shipped.

The sequel to the first winter-sports title for Xbox, Amped 2 offers gamers both a complex career mode or single-player freestyle competitions. The game also has a range of multiplayer options, including an up-to-8-person race on Xbox Live.

Amped 2 is also one of the first titles featured on Microsoft's XSN fantasy-sports network, which will allow players to also set up their own snowboard clubs and stage their own races. For more on Amped 2, check GameSpot's hands-on preview.

Amped 2 is rated "E" for everyone, and is strapped an MSRP $49.99.

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