Remember Trickstyle for the Dreamcast? Airblade has several similarities and it's PS2-bound. We have background information and new screens.
In Criterion's Airblade, players assume the role of Ethan, a calm and balanced boarder, and ride antigravity hoverboards through various missions. The game's story focuses on Ethan's best friend, Oscar, who invented these hoverboards while working on a secret project for the GCP Corporation. While working on the project, he found a way to generate unlimited energy via force fields. The GCP Corporation is not so fond of that discovery, though, since it might cause the oil market to collapse. Before the company fires him, Oscar escapes from the building with a prototype hoverboard based on the new technology. Nevertheless, Oscar gets kidnapped, so it's up to Ethan to find and free him. He's being supported by a computer hacker named Kat in his quest to locate Oscar.
In total, there will be 10 modes of play, of which five are single-player modes, four are two-player modes, and one is a party mode. No information has been released on the party mode to date, so we'll have to wait to find out more.
Airblade is currently confirmed only for Europe and is being developed by Trickstyle developers Criterion Studios. The game is set for a winter release in that territory.
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