Guy Gets Lit on Fire to Promote Trials Fusion

Fiery feat should not be attempted at home.

We've seen some extreme marketing ploys in the past, but this one really takes things to the next level. In the video you see above promoting downloadable platforming racing game Trials Fusion, someone named "JJ" plays the extremely difficult Inferno IV track while he is on fire.

JJ isn't able to complete the level, instead falling to ground and getting covered with a fire blanket to put out the flames. The video says the stunt was performed under the supervision of professionals and that you should not try to replicate the fiery feat. That's probably definitely a good idea.

Developed by Finnish studio RedLynx--a wholly owned Ubisoft subsidiary--Trials Fusion was released in April for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Today, the game welcomed its latest free update, which brings online tournaments to the game. There are also now 10 player-created tracks available from Track Central.

For more on Trials Fusion, check out GameSpot's review.

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agamersparadise
agamersparadise

Trials Fusion is an amazing game! It's visually stunning, one of the better looking next gen releases that I have played. The gameplay is top notch and the game can be really challenging at times, even for a Trials veteran. For $20 you get a game that looks as good as any game released since the new consoles came out, and a game that is a blast to play. 

somebody336
somebody336

SOLD! Now if only we can get some EA folks to set themselves on fire...

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

I came here was hoping he was talking about Guy Fieri.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Extreme is too extreme in Trials Fusion, took the fun right out of Extreme tracks.  I can only beat 2 of the 5 extreme tracks, though I got a gold in all the other tracks within 1 to 3 tries.  And I tried quite a bit on these extreme tracks, with over 3,000 faults on failed the tracks.

This comes from a guy who has completed all extreme tracks from all console Trials games and DLC, and got gold medals on all the extreme tracks in Trials Evolution.

They pushed the envelope a little too far in this one, I kind of feel like the guy in the video, though I'm not having as much fun.


spacecadet25
spacecadet25

There are actually thousands of user created tracks in Trials Fusion, only 10 are tracks promoted as feature tracks.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Neato, so when the hell are they putting out their first DLC?  Or fixing their buggy, broken server?

brxricano
brxricano

Pray to God no one tries this.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Stupid PR stunts, the only proof you need that the world is mad.

wookiegr
wookiegr

I hope everyone read that article all the way through because I don't doubt some of you might stop what you're doing and set yourselves on fire because you saw it on the internet.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Good to know we aren't the only ones thinking up crap to do while there are no games coming out over the summer.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

well that was... a thing.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

....I have no idea what that video was trying to promote

Space_Paranoids
Space_Paranoids

@spacecadet25 I kind of felt like that too at the beginning but after a tiny bit of practice I've found that there's really only one ridiculously hard obstacle on each of the last three extreme tracks. I can zero fault all of them except that one darn obstacle on each. On inferno it's that wheel to barrels to bar. Man, that alone takes me like 50 tries alone. The rest of the regular tracks seem much simpler as (stealth brag) I was able to plat everything else pretty fast but have been playing religiously since HD.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@spacecadet25  Half the time I start the  game it locks up just by going to the user created tracks menu and I have to restart it.