SSX landing tricks on February 14

EA's first current-gen outing for SSX sets the over-the-top snowboarding title for a romantically timed release early in 2012.

Lonely gamers need not worry about how to fill their time on the most romantic of holidays this year. Twisted Metal and Binary Domain were already set for a Valentine's Day release, and EA has added its own game to the mix with the official SSX site now listing a February 14 release for the over-the-top snowboarding title.

The series' cast of familiar characters returns to the slopes on Valentine's Day.

While the game was originally announced with the subtitle "Deadly Descents" and a grim tone, EA tweaked the name and tweaked the tone to something more in keeping with the series' lighthearted roots.

While SSX will still feature the tricks and high-speed racing the series was previously known for, EA is changing the formula a bit. This time out, there will be no boundaries on the mountain, allowing players to free-ride virtually anywhere they please.

SSX is set for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's latest preview of SSX.

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41 comments
DrKill09
DrKill09

@BH14 THPS3 got a perfect 10, and it was far too easy, and wasn't enough of a step forward from THPS2. Reviews don't mean ****. :roll: I hate overly unrealistic snowboarding games. I like the first two Cool Boarders, the first two Amped games, Stoked, MTV Sports Snowboarding, MTV Pure Ride, ESPN Pro Boarder, and ESPN X Game Snowboarding. SSX is a ****y racing game and not real snowboarding. It tries too hard to be "hip"

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

A lot of girls/women are gonna be alone next Valentine cause us guys are gonna rock this game on that day :P

kkee
kkee

It's been too long...and just after my birthday as well. February's going to be a good month.

Strydarr
Strydarr

This is gonna be a blast.

DFBTG
DFBTG

I've been longing for this for so long.

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

It would appear I have a date this year on Valentine's day...shame it's with a copy of SSX, a PS3 and a bottle of coke.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

@DrKill09 Street Sk8er, really,you obviously have no sense of what a good game is or isn't.Who has actually heard of Street Sk8er, I know of one....you

BH14
BH14

@DrKill09 You obviously never ever played SSX3. There is a reason why SSX3 got 9.2 critic score and 9.0 user score (3,000 users). Street Sk8er?! got around 5 score.... Terrible comparison.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Who are you guys kidding? SSX is awful. It's basically EA's earlier game Street Sk8er except on snowboards. Yuck! :roll:

tgchan
tgchan

played only 1ssx on Xbox and I loved it so much

neils_den
neils_den

Tricky was awesome - hope this one has that vibe

TomBray92
TomBray92

Why would you want to put some queer skis with an amazing snowboard... woah, that came out fanboyish.

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

I get this girl im interested in, if she becomes my gf, I swear I will ask her for this. :)

beuneus12
beuneus12

I would be interested if it didn't say EA on the box..

Noctis1
Noctis1

Yeah, this how we do! Speed and death!!

marvel456
marvel456

Twisted Metal, Binary Domain and now SSX releasing on the same day!

TroubleMaker411
TroubleMaker411

I was still hoping this would be out in January. Jan is pretty quiet game wise for me, was hoping SSX would fill the gap. Now it's up against Twisted metal! BALLS!

Basinboy
Basinboy

Hmm, Twisted Metal + SSX in the same window, interesting choice. In an ideal world you'd want to launch SSX during the snowboarding season and in the middle of February it'll be starting to tail off but it's either that or go head to head with the likes of UC3, MW3, and Skyrim. Pretty certain EA likes going up against Twisted Metal than the alternative.

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

Can't wait. Really interested to see how well the GIS-based maps turn out.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

SSX on my birthday? Between Twisted Metal and this, I will get both!

FusionRain
FusionRain

Calender Marked... Hey look at that, Vita is a week after that.... Hope bout SSX on Vita?

dre256x
dre256x

Crap, feb is getting crowed. Alumar now this.. Why does Ea place there game releases so close..

munchlax99
munchlax99

day one for me, been waiting years for this :D

Flint247
Flint247

I love snow levels/video games, so I definitely want to try this. :)

marlobc
marlobc

my date on 14th feb 2012 ..SSX!LOL

marlobc
marlobc

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packers91
packers91

i hope they kept the wing suit

president_bush
president_bush

HUGE fan of the series. Gives a rush like no other. Very excited!

blackace
blackace

He said it was coming out Jan 2012. I guess the date got changed to Feb 14th after that interview. Anyway, I'm pre-ordering. I have all the SSX games except for the Gamecube one. I'll most likely get this one for the XBox 360 since I have their controller so much. This is a must have for SSX fans.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I'd rather EA get rid of SSX and have Black Box make a snowboarding game similar to Skate.

Granpire
Granpire

Can't wait for this. I hope they bring back DJ Atomika from SSX3, although doubt this will happen after the failure that was Burnout Paradise(in terms of writing). I loved the atmosphere and the music of SSX 3. The others were alright, but no game has ever matched that amount of cool, ever, in my humble opinion. I'm especially looking forward to seeing the tracklist of the soundtrack. :)

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

I love SSX and I have waited a long time for this game. It looks great and I cant wait for it to come out (Giggity).