SSX: Deadly Descents is set for a January 2012 release. The newest game is the SSX snowboarding franchise will include the use of real locations compared to the fictional courses of the past. Both Sony and Nintendo, on July 29, 2011, confirmed that they are testing the game for their new portable consoles.

In SSX, players take on the role of a member of a team seeking to snowboard down a variety of real-world mountains, such as the Himalayas and the Antarctic. The gameplay will include helicopter drops, use of wingsuits, and avalanches. EA Canada used geotagging data borrowed from NASA to generate more than 300 mountains from about 18 existing mountain ranges around the world. Players will be able to use helicopters to travel to various locations on the individual mountains.

The official online comic-book has been created by the lead-writers of SSX: Deadly Descents, with reality-defying moments. There is an exclusive introduction to several characters.

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