SSX drops to $40, free update adds two new game modes

EA Sports wants you in a game of SSX, adding two new modes and dropping the price. The free update adds "3-2-1-Go!" and "Freeride" events. 3-2-1-Go! involves race and trick scenarios, with the former won by getting down the mountain fastest and the latter involving high score.

Freeride is a single-player mode that allows players to explore at their own pace (finally!). No clocks, score, riders or rules.

For those who haven't hit the slopes yet, best of all, the game is now $40 at retail. Which is not a bad deal given GameStop's used charge ($10 online pass is extra).
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3-2-1-Go! Events and Freeride Game Modes Now Available as SSX Drops to $39.99 in

North America

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2012 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) 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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*Must have an online connection to access title update

** Statistics only represent online connected users from EA internal data as of Monday, July 30, 2012


This article was originally published on Joystiq.