Last week we were lucky enough to take a sneak peek at Trials Fusion – the platform racing game that’ll have you jumping your motocross bike over, under and through devilish obstacles when it arrives on PS4 from 16th April 2014. Here are just a few things you need to know about the game.
1. The biggest Trials ever?
Developer RedLynx have come a long way since the first Trials game, made by just five people more than ten years ago. Now with over a hundred games under their belt, RedLynx has a significant number of their 100-strong team of developers working on Trials Fusion. That’s not to mention the collaboration work between studios within the Ubisoft family.
“In many ways we’re even more independent since the acquisition by Ubisoft in 2011. The major difference is that we now also have the support and collaborative capability with so many fantastic studios worldwide” Tero Virtala, Managing Director.
2. Introducing the Rabbit…
As well as a range of different motocross bikes, each with varying speed and weight to change the way you tackle each course, you can unlock the Rabbit. With more pedal power than horse power, each touch of the controls has an instant impact on the orientation of the rider and the bike.
“It’s much lighter than the motocross bikes – the Rabbit is a real challenge to keep under control, even for experts” Antti Ilvessuo, Creative Director.
3. Now with added quad bikes…
It’s not just bikes of the two wheeled variety that you can use to drive through levels – you’ll also be able to unlock the quad bike for a heavier, but much more powerful ride. Try landing a somersault with that beast!
4. Bring your friends
Not only will you have leaderboards to pit you against your friends, but you can bring along up to three mates for a head-to-head (to-head-to-head), in a single race or even a full blown tournament. Be careful though, vehicle choice might just make the difference between securing the win, and failing to finish…
5. FMX Mode opens up new possibilities
FMX Mode adds an extra dimension to the game by throwing tricks into the mix – using the right control stick you can perform outlandish moves, chaining multiple tricks to land the biggest score possible.
6. Go robo with deep customisation options
You can fully customise your rider, with a massive number of items to unlock as you play or purchase from the store. Tired of your silly old human legs? Why not replace them with some shiny new robotic limbs?
7. More course creation options than ever before
The tools that were used to make each level in Trials Fusion are also available for players to tinker with. With a huge number of ramps, jumps and even a bus stop to place along your track – look forward to the challenge never ending as you take on the tough tracks of other players.
“User generated tracks have been a key pillar for us in the past, and we can’t wait to see the creativity that will come from the users” Kim Lahti, Director of Production.
8. New stunt moves for bigger scores
In FMX mode, the rider jumps up on his seat and handlebars – bike in middair – arms out in front to strike a regal pose. This awesome stunt will help you rack up an intimidating score… if you can land it.
Watch out for Trials Fusion, available for PS4 from 16th April this year.