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1080° Snowboarding spiritual successor Carve Snowboarding announced for Oculus VR

Giles Goddard's latest project finally gets a name.

Nintendo might have consigned its beloved 1080° Snowboarding series to the perpetually locked cupboard of history judging by its conspicuous lack of recent sequels, but there's something like light at the end of the tunnel for long-starved fans. Oculus has unveiled Carve Snowboarding, a 1080° spiritual successor that's coming to its Quest platform "soon".

Carve Snowboarding is the work of developer Chuhai Labs, the studio founded by Giles Goddard - alumni of 90s Nintendo (he was the man responsible for Mario's malleable face at the start of Super Mario 64) and a key figure behind the original 1080° Snowboarding.

As it happens, we've known about Carve Snowboarding for some time, although not under that name. Eurogamer's Martin Robinson chatted to Goddard about his work on a 1080° Snowboarding successor - at the time an early, albeit impressive prototype - last year.

Carve Snowboarding - Announcement Trailer.Watch on YouTube

Skipping back to today, however, Goddard's early prototype now has a name, a publisher in Oculus, and a first trailer, which you can see in all its perky downhill glory above.

Additional details are a little thin on the ground right now, but Time Attack and Freestyle modes are promised, as are unlockable boards, gloves, and songs - with the soundtrack incorporating 60 songs from "indie artists". Oculus says more will be revealed "in the coming months".