Astute readers may remember that Trials HD contained loads of cryptic easter eggs and fourth wall-breaking riddles. Naturally, developer RedLynx decided to continue this trend into 2012's Trials Evolution, only this time it's gotten much, much more ambitious.
Tropical shooter Far Cry 3 has now sold more than 4.5 million copies, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
The company's Q3 financial results also revealed that PlayStation Vita exclusive Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation had scored 600,000 sales. Just Dance 4 boogied past the 8 million milestone.
All of these were dwarfed by the phenomenal success of Assassin's Creed 3, which has now sold 12 million copies - a 60 per cent increase on Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were more popular on Xbox Live in 2012 than Halo 4.
Trials Evolution will be expanded in a second DLC track pack, Riders of Doom, sometime in December on Xbox Marketplace.
Priced 400 Points (about £3.40), Riders of Doom is themed around the end of the world.
It contains 40 new tracks set in the post-apocalyptic Big Sand Lands, with a powerful new bike for your garage.
Trials Evolution's Origin of Pain DLC will be available tomorrow on Xbox Live Marketplace, Ubisoft has announced.
Xbox Live Arcade success Trials Evolution is to be expanded with its first DLC pack, Origin of Pain, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
The add-on is set to hit the Xbox Live Marketplace this autumn, priced 400 Microsoft Points (£3.40).
Origin of Pain will offer 36 new tracks, additional skill games and tournaments, a new BMX bike and "tons" of new course editor objects.
Someone, some one person, has recreated Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 using the modding tools of motorbike racing game Trials Evolution!
Ubisoft's sales for fiscal 2012 - 2013 - i.e. April to June this year - have increased 27.2 per cent over what they were at that time last year, according to a recent financial report.
The total sales came to €131 million (about £102 million) compared to the €103 (£80 million) recorded for the same period of 2011 - 2012.
The publisher singled out Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Trials Evolution as particularly hot items. The latter set a record for the highest grossing day one sales in XBLA history with over 100,000 units shifted. Between Trials Evolution and a host of free-to-play games, online sales went up 112 per cent to €27 (£21) million.
Minecraft and Trials Evolution are receiving free bonus content in honour of Microsoft celebrating its fifth year of the Summer of Arcade promotion.
The first title update for Trials Evolution will go live tomorrow, 30th May at 10am UK time.
Developer RedLynx will follow the patch by wiping the game's multiplayer leaderboards, a move deemed necessary to keep online records "fair and valid".
"We apologise for the multiplayer leaderboard reset," RedLynx stated on the company's official forum. "However, this step was deemed necessary to ensure the best multiplayer experience for all players.
Outstanding Xbox Live Arcade game Trials Evolution has motored to 500,000 sales in three weeks, publisher Ubisoft has revealed.
The game temporarily held the one-day XBLA sales record - and would continue to be a record breaker now it it weren't for the colossal arrival of Minecraft on Xbox 360.
Minecraft XBLA broke one million sales in one week.
RedLynx's acclaimed Trials Evolution has a rival: meet its PlayStation Vita lookalike, Urban Trials.
Trials Evolution developer Redlynx has deployed a fix for the game's user-made track listings, which previously caused popular courses to disappear from rankings.
Stuntbike sequel Trials Evolution has racked up the highest grossing day-one sales in Xbox Live Arcade history, Microsoft has revealed.
The announcement was made via a post on the platform holder's PlayXBLA blog, though helpfully didn't come with any concrete figures to quantify the record.
Thanks to a Tweet from developer RedLynx earlier today we do know it shifted over 100,000 units, resulting in overloaded multiplayer servers.
UPDATE: RedLynx has told Eurogamer that Microsoft has braced itself for a surge of activity today and over the weekend and has taken steps to prepare for it.
Microsoft has announced release dates for a number of high profile Xbox Live Arcade titles, as part of its new Arcade Next season.
As detailed on its Major Nelson's blog, the XBLA version of Minecraft launches on 9th May, priced at 1600 Microsoft Points.
Stunt bike sequel Trials Evolution lands on 18th April, priced at 1200 Points. That's followed a week later by gory hack and slash effort Bloodforge, also for 1200 Points.
A listing for Trials Evolution appeared on the Xbox Marketplace yesterday, but has since been changed to a New Years Eve date some 787 years into the future. Default placeholder, or doomsday scenario for the game's army of followers?
The original page had showed a release date of 04/18/2012 which is 18th April in English. It's a Wednesday to boot, the traditional day of release for XBLA games, so perhaps we at last have a date for getting our hands on the long-awaited sequel to 2009's best-selling Trials HD.
Last month, developer RedLynx released a teaser trailer for the upcoming title, showing off an editor that allowed for pinball games, table football, oh and some rather good stuff with motorbikes in it. You can enjoy it again below.
A remarkable new trailer for upcoming RedLynx game 'Trials Evolution' has appeared on the Xbox 360 dashboard.
"Real fans" will want to wait for the finished version of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game Trials Evolution - and not download the leaked version, developer RedLynx has said.
UPDATE: Trials developer RedLynx has taken to its forum to respond to the leak of Trials Evolution.
Inside Xbox has released a new video interview with Jason Bates, director of marketing and public relations at RedLynx. As well as showing off the track-editing features of the long-awaited Trials Evolution, Bates talks about the introduction of four-player racing.
Trials developer RedLynx has broken its recent silence over the release date of highly anticipated sequel Trials Evolution with an update on its Facebook page.
"Quick update on the Trials Evolution release date - obviously we did not make 2011, we are sorry about that," it began.
"We have been very busy with the game, but 2012 is the year. We can't say when yet, but we are super busy, so that's a clue. We hope to have a big announcement with a more solid release date within the near future.
Life at Trials HD developer RedLynx won't change now that it's a part of the Ubisoft family, according to co-founder and creative director Antti Ilvessuo, other than the fact that it will have more time to devote to making great games.
Trials HD developer RedLynx is now owned by Ubisoft, the French publisher has announced.
Trials Evolution may not be released on Xbox Live Arcade during 2011.
Trials Evolution won't be another Xbox 360 exclusive to adopt Kinect, Eurogamer can reveal.
Trials HD has a successor: Trials Evolution for Xbox Live Arcade.
Evolution goes outside, swapping warehouse interiors for fresh air and a pretty day and night cycle.
Crucially, Evolution introduces a track sharing hub called Track Central. That means no more editing Friends Lists to get the latest community-made treasures thank goodness.