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SSX: Deadly Descents details revealed

UPDATE: Platforms announced.

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UPDATE: EA has just confirmed to Eurogamer that SSX: Deadly Descents will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 only.

ORIGINAL STORY: SSX: Deadly Descents uses real world landscapes for mountain ranges – a world first for a snowboarding videogame.

The game's official Facebook page reveals more.

"Redefining the SSX: Franchise, SSX: Deadly Descents will pit riders versus both mountain and man," EA said.

"Players will explore the story of a team who seek to be the first to descend the faces of the most treacherous mountain ranges on the planet. The team will travel the world to face the worst that Mother Nature can throw at them.

"From the peaks of the Himalayas, where the air is so thin that riders have to descend through the death zone at breakneck speeds to keep from blacking out, to the solid ice ranges of Antarctica, where a sunlit line is the only survival option when temperatures drop 50 degrees centigrade in the shade.

"And the mountain isn't the only danger players will face. In SSX: Deadly Descents the first goal is to survive. The second, in true SSX fashion, is to look good doing it."

EA Canada's SSX: Deadly Descents looks darker that previous games in the much-loved series. The teaser video, below, reveals a Call of Duty feel spliced with gritty, tense, downhill action.

The trailer has sparked concern from some long-standing SSX fans that EA is taking the series too far from its roots. On his blog EA Sports president described the game as "obscure".

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