Dave Mirra returns to gaming

Crave Entertainment brings the Miracle Boy back to consoles later this year with BMX Challenge for the PSP.

Reviewers weren't the only ones left with a bad taste in their mouths after the drowning Acclaim launched the adult-oriented BMX XXX in 2002. BMX superstar Dave Mirra, whose name had originally been attached to the game, sued the publisher for an array of reasons associated with the game, including injury to reputation.

The two sides eventually patched up their differences and were ready to keep putting out Mirra games until his contract ran out in 2011, but Acclaim declared bankruptcy before another product bearing the Mirra name could be released. It was then that Crave Entertainment picked up the rights to the Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX and ATV Quad Power Racing series for no less than $120,000.

Now Crave is looking to get a return on its investment--the company today announced Dave Mirra BMX Challenge for the PlayStation Portable, the first new Dave Mirra game in more than two years. BMX Challenge will feature 17 levels in nine different environments, nine bikes, customizable characters, four-player wireless play, and, of course, Dave Mirra.

Crave is currently planning on an October release for Dave Mirra BMX Challenge. No rating has been announced as yet, but the game will carry a $29.99 retail price upon release.

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teenageI2iot
teenageI2iot

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D-Mazing-D
D-Mazing-D

Not really looking forward to it

Chaos5258
Chaos5258

tony hawk with bikes...woopee >_>

CrashSpyro123
CrashSpyro123

It's too bad Z-Axis probably won't be behind this, as they were bought up by Activision a few years ago. Hopefully the game turns out well regardless, as Agressive Inline and Dave Mirra 2 were great games, only topped by Tony Hawk 3.

troakun
troakun

Heh, you got to love the fact that the game was so bad that Dave Mirra actualy sued the publisher. I wonder if developers will ever even try to make a unique PSP experience. I mean c'mon, sure the DS is innovative, but fully functional 3D on a portable is innovative as well.

cyprus646
cyprus646

The mirra line of BMX games r just another rip-off of the long dead Tony hawk series. Look in american wasteland they put bike riding in it so why would u wana spend 30 $ on another rehash of the same bike game you have played for years ?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

lol...another GREAT game for psp.

luke_wj
luke_wj

As long as it has ragdoll and wipeout mode like mirra 2 it should be worth the money for me. I still play Dave Mirra 2 on the xbox. Wipeou mode owns!! XD

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

its been a while since i played some of his games...

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

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reece590
reece590

Great, now I can play it on my PSP (yeah, like i have one) when I also have a PS1 Dave Mirra game ( I got it for $1 ) which is probebly better.

Gmex
Gmex

i liked the dave mirra freestyle game for ps1 but after that one meh

DrKill09
DrKill09

I liked the first Dave Mirra game, but the second wasn't nearly as good. I was really looking forward to 3, but then it turned into BMX XXX (or BMXXX as I call it), and I lost interest.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Didn't BMX go out of style back in the 80's?

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

sweet, maybe were finnaly gonna ge a shaun palmer sequel too

SystemShock2
SystemShock2

yeah dm 2 was sweet, i did all but like 2 of the challenges in that game. That game was way better than the tony hawk games at the time, it had so many cool features like trick modifiers, ragdolls, hard challenges, and huge levels.

MC_Hammerty
MC_Hammerty

Mirra 2 and Aggressive Inline (used the fantastic new engine they were going to put in the new Mirra game) were some of my favorite extreme sports games. Let's hope Crave doesn't make a crappy game and hope it sells because of the name.

Calkaimainer
Calkaimainer

The first Dave Mirra game was quite good.

zzzxx
zzzxx

Too bad its only on PSP........

Chewedpenney
Chewedpenney

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godson86
godson86

Doubt it will control good on the psp, but its still good to see the Miracle Boy getting some sort of game time.

Frostysnowplow
Frostysnowplow

i never liked mirra games they sucked and if you associate yourself with a game that has xxx on the front then your asking to get your reputation destroyed.