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.