Watch Us Break Our Necks In Thrilling Trials-Like Game Descenders

Downhill biking in first-person isn't so easy.

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If your life's been missing some excitement, a new game launching for Steam early next month might just be what you need. Descenders, the downhill racing game first revealed last year, has an official release date on PC, and we've taken a new look at it.

Descenders is coming to PC and unspecified consoles, but it'll debut first on computers--PC, Mac, and Linux--launching through Steam on February 9 for $25 / £19.49. The game, which is reminiscent of the Trials series, features procedurally generated tracks. Another point of emphasis for developer RageSquid and publisher No More Robots is that there aren't any power-ups or skill trees; your performance is entirely up to you.

In other words, you're going to crash--a lot. You're given a great deal of control over how you move on the ground and in the air, which means some poor landings are inevitable. Using the optional first-person camera provides an especially intense experience, albeit one that's even more likely to end up with your character getting intimately familiar with the ground.

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In the video above, we spend some time running through an early version of Descenders. It'll give you a taste for what to expect. According to No More Robot, the February launch won't mark the end of support for the game, as new bikes, modes, worlds, challenges, and more will be released in the future through "regular updates."

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