Chertsey, UK, May 4, 2005 â€“ Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that SSX On Tour (working title), the latest title under the EA SPORTS BIGTM brand, will be available in stores worldwide this winter. SSX On Tour is in development in Vancouver, B.C. by EA Canada, home to the critically acclaimed franchise. SSX On Tour is the fourth iteration in the series, which historically has won numerous industry awards.
"SSX On Tour is a completely fresh take on the SSX franchise," said Steve Barcia, senior producer on the game. "Building on the core speed and trick gameplay that has been so successful in the past, you can now choose your way to become a mountain rockstar."
SSX On Tour allows players to create their own boarder or skier and take them from a wannabe to a mountain rockstar. Players can get noticed in all-new shred challenges where they earn an invitation to The Tour where they'll face the best racers in the SSX cast. Fly down the all-new tracks, and master the new monster tricks for both boarding and skiing to make it to the top of The Charts.
SSX On Tour is in development for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeTM.