New SSX domain names registered

SSXDeadlyDescent.com, SSXFirstDescent.com registered by unknown company; EA staying mum on possible titles.

Among its library of intellectual properties, Electronic Arts has one of the more popular snowboarding series, SSX. The franchise has lain fallow since 2007, when SSX Blur was released as a Wii exclusive. Prior to that, installments in the series appeared on the PSP, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, and original Xbox.

Is the SSX series hitting the slopes again soon?

Now, there are signs that EA may be bringing back the SSX franchise. This week, the Internet sleuth known as Superannuation uncovered two URLs that were registered by a domain company last week: SSXFirstDescent.com and SSXDeadlyDescent.com. The domains DeadlyDescent.com and DeadlyDescents.com were also registered. All four URLs currently point to blank white pages.

Though no definitive link to EA was established, the use of the snowboarding term "first descent" in conjunction with the trademarked SSX name points to a possible new title from the publisher. However, reps for the Redwood City, California-based company declined comment on the URLs, dismissing any association with EA as "rumor and speculation."

For more on the last game in the SSX series, check out GameSpot's full review of SSX Blur.

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wwx55
wwx55

SSX On Tour is by far the worst like i cant tell you how much i hated that game, the most waste of money ever. just make it like trick and 3 and it will sell like hot cakes. can wait

kilgoreTrout_xl
kilgoreTrout_xl

Hopefully this is true. I was just wondering why they stopped making these games.

trollkind
trollkind

SSX3 with updated graphics and more than one mountain would be bliss for me. Complete with the crazy dressing up.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Just crossbreed Tricky with SSX3 and you'll be onto a winner. And bring back Brody, I need abit of transcendental meditation.

grosgrostas
grosgrostas

I soo loved the SSX series whish we will get it on PS3 !

Dmitheon
Dmitheon

Well, it's about time. Get rid of the skiing, and bring back the strong characterizations and tell me where I can pre-order.

Granpire
Granpire

I wish they would make a remake of SSX3, or at least use the same style. That game was the best... And I still listen to it's soundtrack.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Oh yes!! SSX:tricky was one of favourite ps2 games.....just reading this article has decided what game I'm digging out tonight

Ryceman3
Ryceman3

A long time between runs but will be seriously hoping that SSX is back. I rate SSX on Tour one of the best games I have played on PSP, can't wait for something for PS3, bring it on!!!

Emono
Emono

Hooray! SSX is easily one of my favourite franchises, so happy they might be bringing it back. Just hope it's better than Blur.

woodcocs
woodcocs

By coincidence I needed to test some speakers a few days ago so I set up my old my old PS2, grabbed SSX tricky off the shelf (wiped off the layer of dust) and powered up. It still looked great, sounded great and played great. PS3 version please!

Kojo222
Kojo222

I don't think they'll ever do better than SSX3

QWERTYCommander
QWERTYCommander

Don't understand all the hate for On Tour. I liked it, and I was a fan of the series since Tricky. The music was amazing (even though I didn't like all the censorship) But Blur was absolute crap. Terrible controls, recycled courses, no licensed music. They should make this one with a mixture of elements from 3 and On Tour. With the licensed music and continuous peak from On Tour, and the art style and smooth framerate of 3, this could be an amazing game.

Dualmask
Dualmask

Yes, about time. I really hope whatever they create can match or exceed the awesomeness that was SSX 3. Blur for Wii was just not that good. SSX On Tour for PSP on the other hand was addictive, but nothing could top SSX 3 in my eyes. I've been wondering whatever happened to that franchise. @jmartinez1983 SSX was also my first PS2 game. So many fond memories.

jmartinez1983
jmartinez1983

About time! I love SSX and its been a while. SSX was the first game I bought for PS2 way back over a decade ago.

blaqphantom
blaqphantom

i loved ssx tricky, so many memories!

Franzkill
Franzkill

Listening to 'and the sign says long haired freaky people need not apply' whilst being on Perpendiculous SSX 3 = WIN!

kozanecki
kozanecki

For the love of God let it be true!

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

used to love SSX back on the PS2 would love a currrent gen version of the game

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

ssx tricky and ssx3 were amazing, a current gen version could be so much better, just think of the awesome mountain that could be created. There has been a shortage of good extreme sports games.

Sato2099
Sato2099

Well, I would play SSX Tricky HD :):):)

X-RS
X-RS

ssx is freaking awesome!!! but please make it more like 3 instead of on tour. we needs crazy psymon! i spend a LOT of time playing ssx3, and if i could play !ONLINE! you wouldnt see me for a week.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I actually enjoyed SSX Blur, I hope they keep this franchise alive, even if they just remake a game for the 3DS.

Pete5506
Pete5506

SSX3 was a blast, looking forward to seeing something for this

topherfilms
topherfilms

This sucks. Bring back 1080 already Nintendo. Much better game.

Ground_Zero
Ground_Zero

hope its like Tricky and 3 and not like On Tour

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

I would love to play SSX in HD. SSX 3 is one of my game in series and I know EA will make this one a big hit.

Peabody99224
Peabody99224

@Neosonic23 SSX3 was by far the best of the bunch!

Neosonic23
Neosonic23

SSX3 was the best of the bunch, they better bring it back

nini200
nini200

My First SSX was Blur and I loved it. From the Controls (minus how you did the Ubers - Which would be Vastly improved with Motion Plus) to the Gameplay I absolutely loved it. They got HUGE air (Not as much as Twisted Edge Snowboarding on N64) Great Tricks, Throwing Snowballs and all. It was an overall great game. Hopefully there will be a new SSX on Wii and this time around add online play and I'd be shredding the slopes once again.

Goriza
Goriza

My first snowboard game was SSX on Tour and i just Love. could it be cool one SSX on the "new generation"

lacee148
lacee148

Please, Please bring it back!! I loved this franchise and I cry since 2005 for NextGen title of this game.

B-boy
B-boy

damn I be waiting for another sequel for 5 years

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

@thetravman - I agree, On Tour was the best of the bunch. The skiing was so rock solid too, the snowboard controls have just never been that great.. But y'know because freeskiing isn't "cool" all the kiddies weren't down with it. The whole continuous mountain was killer too, I mean if you bombed it it still took a full 17 minutes from top to bottom, if there's anything that sucks in a snowsports game (or in real life for that matter), it's having a great run going and then hitting the bottom. So here's hoping this is real, they make a massive mountain, include skiing and make a massive mountain.

digitalheadbutt
digitalheadbutt

Awesoem I still have and play SSX3, fun game. I would love to see that series come back with PS3/360 level of depth and game play. I love whole mountain free runs.

4quarters
4quarters

Been saying they need to bring this franchise back for a long time. NO skiing though, cocentrate on doing snowboarding right with awesome online modes.

TheMadHatter102
TheMadHatter102

SSX 3 is literally one of my favorite games ever, if they do a new game like that on 360/PS3 I will be the happiest man ever.

Ekrindul
Ekrindul

Agree on have it be like SSX3. Loved that game. This is the only game where I actually got blisters on my thumbs from playing it too much.

beamme
beamme

If this is a new game for PS3/360, consider it bought.

Zartan3000
Zartan3000

Really hope it's for PS3 this time! BIG fan of the series...And EA should remember how many people played them on the PS2!

finaleve
finaleve

Was playing SSX Tricky the other day. Definitely one of the better games. :pved the original cast and was a lot of fun in general. 3 was alright and fun but at the same time it still wasn't as fun. Still, excited to see how this turns out.

motorxd
motorxd

Just awesome. I still listen to the Finished Symphony song from the untracked level when I get out boarding on real mountains.

Litchie
Litchie

Please be like SSX3.

Lsnake
Lsnake

Please. Let it happen. I want my Elise in glorious HD cruising down the mountains with glittering snow showering all over the place. Just don't make it like On Tour, make it like SSX3, the perfect Snowboard game.

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

Wow, talk about a blast from the past!!! I litterally played the hell outa that game (all of em) till I had em mastered. I hope they dont mess too much with the feel of the controls!

jadefury27
jadefury27

Nothing will ever beat ssx: tricky.

agammon
agammon

HELL. YES. I am more excited about this than I am to get home and play Black Ops.. I hope they stay super arcadey with it though. Don't make SSX in the Skate of snowboarding (not that Skate is bad.)