SSX | DEFY REALITY: LIVE Takes Gamers On An Epic Thrill Ride…For Real
To celebrate the release of the adrenalin pumping new snowboard title, SSX on Friday 2nd March, EA SPORTS invited fans to ‘race, trick and survive’ a dramatic 400-metre long zip-line night jump from the top of Battersea Power Station in London.
Shredding the night
The ‘SSX | DEFY REALITY : LIVE’ short film showcases the nerve-wracking moments SSX fans from across Europe arrived at a mystery location to face a truly exhilarating challenge: flying down an iconic London landmark from 60 metres up at speeds hitting 80kph at night. All flying over a giant video screen where more fans were getting hands-on with the game.
Recreating the gravity-defying gameplay and signature stunt action of SSX in an astounding urban landscape, the Live experience was a rush of emotions for the fans who descended from the mountain of Battersea Power Station on the specially constructed zip-line.
Each of the fans was equipped with full snowboard gear, along with a zip harness allowing them complete freedom of movement – plus for the brave…flares.
Ascending to the roof of Battersea Power Station, they were strapped into their decks and then took the plunge. 20 seconds of heart-racing ‘big air’ pulling off spectacular tricks and stunts in the spirit of SSX on their descent. All of them defied reality – all became snowboarding legends.
See for yourself in EA’s short film ‘SSX | DEFY REALITY : LIVE’ after the jump. A word of warning – there are some sick moves in this video!
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SSX is out Friday 2nd March. Demo available to download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 now.