New SSX Trailer Drops Some Dynamic Beats

Music is a key part of SSX. So key in fact, that EA have decided to dedicate an entire developer video to it. After the implausibly exciting “It’s Tricky” trailer, which highlighted big air and mad tricks, there was much speculation as to how the game would be approaching its musical score. Luckily for SSX fans, they get to hear answers directly from the mad professor in charge.

Music producer Freddy Ouano has been assigned with the unenviable task of putting together a soundtrack for the game, and from what he tells us, it seems to be split into three distinct categories. Mirroring the game’s design approach- “Race it” will consist of upbeat, high tempo tracks; “Trick it” will involve fun, dynamic sounds; while “Survive” aims to heighten the sense of danger. You know, just in case being chased by a deadly avalanche wasn’t scary enough. The music itself will be comprised of both emerging and established artists, with some specially composed tracks added in for good measure.

The other major feature announced was the ability to “remix” tracks on the fly. Previous SSX games have used a dynamic soundtrack to great effect – music fading out as you fly off a ramp for example – but EA’s newest title seems to be going for a more involved approach.

Now the music “stutters” as you grind, “pans” as you carve and “pulls out” as you catch air. Not only that, but the game also allows players to import and remix their own custom soundtracks using the very same mechanics.

Essentially, if you’ve ever had aspirations of being a snowboarding DJ, then this is perfect game for you.

[stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A// img=x:/ embed=true share=true width=640 height=480 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /]

SSX is scheduled to release on February 17th for PS3 and Xbox 360. Powdery.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay & Fashion

NTWRK and Riot Games Partner with Milkman on Valorant Apparel

If you’re into sneakers or urban streetwear, you are probably aware of NTWRK, a live-streaming shopping network. If not, think of the Home Shopping Network, but for sneaker enthusiasts and …


Mad Catz T.E.3 Fight Stick Overview | CES 2023

We saw a ton of gaming peripherals during CES 2023 but Mad Catz definitely stole the show. Their suite was packed to the brim with controllers, keyboards, mice, and other …

Gaming News

Not Just For Music | EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Earbuds

There have been more and more companies that focus on gaming audio adding earbuds into their product lines. With the growing popularity of mobile and cloud gaming, gamers have wanted …

Gaming News

Brook Vivid Wireless Controller is Perfect for the Switch

If you’ve been on the search for the perfect controller for the Switch, your search should end here. The Brook Vivid wireless controller has all the features you could ever …

EPOS GSX 300 and H3 Headset Gaming News

EPOS GSX 300 & H3 Headset are a Perfect Combo

The EPOS H3 headset and the GSX 300 sound card are a match made in heaven.

Game Reviews

Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate Impressions

Have you ever wanted to live in a society devoid of violence and crime? Well Dyschronia: Cronos Alternate takes place in such a place. Astrum Close is a marine city …