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Urban Trial Freestyle Revealed For PS3 And PS Vita

Looks familiar.

This looks familiar, and not because we’ve known that there’s a game like this coming to the PS Vita for some time. No, this looks decidedly like Trials and Trials Evolution. Not that that’s a bad thing in itself, Redlynx’s titles are a great standard bearer, and this, newly revealed today, incorporates tricks into the equation.

The video gives a good impression of what the game is all about, and whilst there’s only 20 tracks, there’s leaderboards for key points in each track as opposed to just one for the best time, which is a neat way of keeping up competition.

There’s a Time Attack mode too (with player ghosts, selectable between best in the world and best of your PSN friends) and five distinct environments to keep up variety once you’re done with world domination with the various leaderboards. It sounds like the devs are pushing the social competition angle, which worked brilliantly with MotorStorm: RC, so fingers crossed.

It looks great, and it’s nice to see the PS Vita getting some love, even though the game’s going to be coming out on the PS3 too. Urban Trial Freestyle is a few months away yet, so we’re looking forward to hearing more from the developer down the line.

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  1. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Good news! Looking forward to this.

    Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 14:26.
  2. Haydar
    Since: Mar 2012

    Waiting for this game for so long but it seems that we’ll wait more.

    Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 14:27.
  3. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Actually it was revealed last year, but nice new trailer.

    Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 14:27.
  4. kjkg
    Since: Apr 2010

    Looks pretty enjoyable.

    It always amuses me how much depth they put into games like this, when really it’s just a 2D sidescroller.

    Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 14:29.
    • tactical20
      Since: May 2010

      Agreed. Although I’m quite pleased that the ensuing chaos in the background can’t actually hurt me, ha ha!

      Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 14:33.
      • hazelam
        Since: Feb 2009

        if my experience in these types of games is any indication, there are probably going to be points where it can.

        there’s the bit with the container on a crane, it looked like it crossed the path the bikes might take, that’s probably an environmental hazard.

        Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 08:12.
  5. skibadee
    Since: Oct 2009

    will be on my buy list.

    Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 14:32.
  6. hol
    Since: Oct 2009

    Excellent, I’ve been waiting to hear more about this one :)

    Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 14:40.
  7. Klart
    Since: Jun 2010

    Looks pretty good to me.

    Comment posted on 17/01/2013 at 16:20.
  8. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    Trials is one of very few reasons I’d ever buy another 360 so this is very exciting news to me.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 01:07.
  9. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    looks good, two things i’d like to see though.
    1: a level editor, this extend the replay value of the game massively.
    i wouldn’t create anything with it, but there are people out there who are actually talented that would, and i’d love to play the levels they would create.

    2: analog control of the leaning, in the Trials games the leaning back and forwards is strictly on/off.
    you want to lean forwards a little bit but a little nudge on the left stick and the rider flings himself forwards and the bike goes too far.
    it makes the game harder than it needs to be.
    it’s not often i want more finesse in a game, i’m usually the bull in a china shop type of gamer, but in this case i think more control is better than less.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 08:10.

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