SSX 2012 release date announced. New E3 2011 trailer

SSX 2012 screenshot of Deadly Descents for current-gen consoles
SSX 2012 will be released in January 2012 for Xbox 360 and PS3 EA revealed at their E3 20111 Press Conference along with the first gameplay footage of the title in motion. Update: It’s been delayed until February 28 in America and March 2 in Europe.

Hopping on the reboot bandwagon, it seems that the game has dropped the subtitle; SSX 2012 was originally to be called “SSX: Deadly Descents“.

The new gameplay trailer revealed below shows off exciting footage of this snowboarding remake, which promises to take the series in a “darker” and more realistic direction not previously seen for the long-running series.

The storyline involves the player attempting to snowboard down the most dangerous real-world mountains in locations such as the Himalayas and the Antarctic. Real-world elements will include helicopter drops, avalanches and wingsuits that will only add to the exhilaration.

Returning to this game will be original veteran Elise Riggs as well as Mackenzie “Mac” Fraser who was just revealed at the show. The third character returning is SSX veteran Kaori Nishidake and a new character named Jack will be joining in on the tundra fun.

Here is the E3 2011 trailer for SSX 2012.