SSX: Deadly Descents details spilled

Rewind button to undo your Alps of pain.

Gritty SSX reboot Deadly Descents features a rewind button to undo momentary bad boarding.

You can hurtle down and test that on more than 70 mountains spanning 17 regions, including famous peaks in The Alps, Himalayas, Kilimanjaro, Siberia and Caucasus. That's according to an EGM preview of the new game (read by NeoGAF, via VG247).

Mountains are made auto-magically by the sophisticated Deadly Descents engine, which even pulls data for use from Google Earth - oh no it's alive, run! On each of these huge, snow-covered rocks you'll encounter a specific danger. Mentioned are thin air, ice and temperature - all three of which we'd consider common to most high-top pistes.

Those mountains can be tackled whichever way you want, but there are also loosely defined tracks to keep you on course.

As you begin to conquer mountains, your purse will swell and you'll be able to buy new equipment, most of which has specific advantages in certain conditions.

The Elise character from the old SSX games is returning, and there will be new faces joining her.

SSX: Deadly Descents was unveiled in December as part of the Spike Video Game Awards bonanza. There was trepidation from fans about the announcement, however - had the bright and boisterous SSX of the past been forgotten? How that pans out we'll have to wait and see.

Avalanche on me.

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