New SSX update adds competitive online multiplayer, Freeride singleplayer modes

EA is still officially supporting SSX and today announced that the reboot of their snowboarding series is getting a pair of fan-requested modes… for free. The title update is apparently live right now for the PS3 and Xbox 360, so go check it out.

The company has also announced that the retail price has dropped down to $39.99, for anyone interesting in picking up a copy after all this time.

Read on for the details.

Electronic Arts Inc. announced today the availability of two new game modes as part of a free title update for EA SPORTS  SSX. Building upon the successful re-launch of the SSX franchise with 25 review scores of 9/10 or higher, 3-2-1-Go! Events and Freeride bring a new multiplayer and single player experience to SSX. The SSX title update is now available on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network.

3-2-1-Go! Events:
3-2-1-Go! Events are a completely new way to experience multiplayer in SSX. Unlike the asynchronous competition found in Global Events, this new game mode will allow you to compete with up to five riders simultaneously in fast paced Trick it and Race it heats. The rules for 3-2-1-Go! Race Events are simple – the first rider to cross the finish line wins. 3-2-1-Go! Trick Events introduces a countdown timer for the entire run, so the winner is determined by who can post the highest score and cross the finish line before the clock hits zero.

One of the most requested modes from the SSX community, Freeride is a single player experience that allows you to endlessly explore every inch of the massive mountains of SSX at your own pace and with your own style. There are no rules, no ghosts, no clock, no score and no other riders. In Freeride, it is just you, the mountain and your music.

SSX by the numbers:

  • Players have dropped into the world of SSX more than 200 million times
  • Players have completed 18 million runs in Global Events earning them more than 3.5 trillion credits
  • Players have uploaded over 10 million ghosts that are currently stored on the SSX servers
  • Players have earned over 67 billion credits from hiding geotags

A modern day reinvention of one of the most critically acclaimed arcade franchises of all-time, SSX allows players to experience the franchise?s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic regions all over the world. Using NASA topographical satellite data, SSX has a massive world for players to explore. Throughout nine expansive regions,SSX packs reality-defying gameplay into every run letting players Race, Trick, and Survive as they descend huge open mountains. In addition, Explore, Global Events and RiderNet ? the SSX recommendation engine – headline an online feature set that will redefine social competition for gamers, making it fun and easy to compete with friends with no lobbies or wait times.

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