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Urban Trial Freestyle: Customization and Challenges

Wojtek Bilinski's Avatar + Posted by Wojtek Bilinski on Feb 13, 2013 // GM, Tate Interactive

One of the really cool features in Urban Trial Freestyle for PS Vita and PS3 is the ability to customize your motorbike — but it’s more than just picking out shiny new parts. Bike customization is a key factor that directly affects your performance in both the Stunt and Time Attack Modes. Bike Customization allows you to adjust your bike to best meet the conditions on each of the available tracks.

Urban Trial Freestyle provides you with three main bike components to customize your vehicle — engine, chassis and wheels — customizing these parts influences three main parameters: speed, acceleration and handling. As you advance and unlock more parts, you will ultimately have four engines, four pairs of wheels and four chassis to choose from, giving you altogether a possible of 64 combinations.

Urban Trial Freestyle on PSN and PS Vita

If you maximize the speed parameter, you will compromise balance (along with more rigid chassis), so you will perform better in Stunts like Highest or Longest Jump but worse in Flip Meter. When you want to beat a particular Stunt record, the choice is pretty simple and you would focus on one or two factors. For Highest Jump, a good choice would be a powerful engine for maximum speed and a stiff chassis so you don’t lose too much energy when hitting the ramp. On the other hand, when you want to set a new record for the whole track, there are no simple solutions. It depends on the style of your ride and obstacles throughout the track, so there are lots of combinations to try.

Challenges Mode in Urban Trial Freestyle features five additional tracks. In this mode, gameplay on each track is based on twisted mechanisms, and totally different goals to achieve. The key factor here is that you use the skills that you acquired in the Stunt & Time Attack modes, but in totally different and twisted conditions. I don’t want to spoil all the fun and surprise, so I will describe only one of them for you – you’ll need to discover the rest on your own. :)

The Defying Gravity Challenge lets the player shift gravity with gyroscopes (integrated in both the PS Vita and PS3 versions of the game). This is really fun and twisted gameplay; when you shift the PS Vita or DualShock 3, you can ride on the walls or even ceilings. The goal here is to get to the end of the track in the fastest possible way. However, due to the change of gravity, there are a myriad of ways to do it. Mastering the control of the bike along with the shift in gravity is challenging and, when you achieve it, you can look for the optimal route though the track!

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+ G-Force08 on February 13th, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

Looking fun. Any idea of when we will get a release date?


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 14th, 2013 at 1:46 pm said:

    hi, release date is 19th of February 2013 in US (next week :) )


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+ JimmyHACK on February 13th, 2013 at 10:06 am said:

Awesome. Out next week and PS Plus discounts!

Does it support cross-save between vita and ps3 versions?


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 14th, 2013 at 1:47 pm said:

    no, there is no cross save between platforms


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+ DrApollo on February 13th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

Yes…Release date, price, cross-buy? Looks fantastic btw!


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+ JimmyHACK on February 13th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

Prices were accidentally posted on store update yesterday. Vita 9.99 ps3 14.99, both with ps+ 20% discounts.


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+ xClayMeow on February 13th, 2013 at 10:13 am said:

Actually looks a lot more fun than I initially expected!


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+ firebranded on February 13th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

Looks awesome, count me in for a Vita version.


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+ Xaveri28 on February 13th, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

This game to me sounds like a great fit for the Vita, specially since I usually play mine in 15-20 minute bursts. I hope it has cross-buy and cross-save.


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+ KidCommando on February 13th, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

I will definitely buy if there is a cross-buy option, otherwise it all depends on price.

It does look like a lot of fun though!


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+ four24twenty on February 13th, 2013 at 10:51 am said:

Is this game going to have a track editor/online community?

Or, are you going the DLC track-pack route?


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 14th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

    hi, probably the second one, we are also working on multiplayer, as for track editor we used both level editor and 3d modeling package for level creation because of complex visuals so it’s hard to say yet


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+ Go_Buddie_Go on February 13th, 2013 at 10:52 am said:

Glad to see we get our own game like that other one that came out for that other platform… I don’t own.

In all seriousness, this looks like tons of fun. The level with the changing angles looks great!

Any word on a level editor?


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+ ZereoX on February 13th, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

The question about the level editor is really make or break. I have a 360 and if this game doesn’t have a level editor I really don’t see the point in even bothering with the game when I can go buy Trials Evolution. I really hope it’s not the case cause I’m looking forward to this game in every other aspect.


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+ PainOfSarrow on February 13th, 2013 at 10:59 am said:

Game looks sooo Raw and Gangstaa. i have a feeling this will be 15$ though. Keeping my Eyes on this one.


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+ enricky559 on February 13th, 2013 at 11:16 am said:

Is this Xbox 360 gameplay? I say this because on 0:23 and on 0:27 it shows the Xbox 360 Y button to go back to the last checkpoint.


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+ Conaaando on February 13th, 2013 at 11:32 am said:

The physics of this game looks gorgeous. :-)


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+ TDchango_20 on February 13th, 2013 at 12:06 pm said:

ahhhh this looks awesome!!!!


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+ Nck90 on February 13th, 2013 at 1:46 pm said:

did anyone notice in the video that the when it says restart check point its a Y button from the xbox360 controller ?


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+ lisatsunami on February 13th, 2013 at 1:55 pm said:

Although not my genre, I’ll still give you a “Yay, more Vita games, thanks!”


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+ ProfessorGerbik on February 13th, 2013 at 7:36 pm said:

Why do people keep bringing up a Xbox 360 video? There is no video attached to this blog post.


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+ tusunami on February 13th, 2013 at 8:17 pm said:

Can’t wait for this,I will get this for my PS Vita!!!!!!!!!!


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+ MushThePainter on February 13th, 2013 at 10:55 pm said:

Platinum trophy?


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+ PoisonDart on February 14th, 2013 at 3:16 am said:

will definitely keep an eye on this game for sure… hate to compare this to that other game on that other system but this looks quality too.


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+ four24twenty on February 14th, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

So they took the video down?


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+ BANDICOOTKING on February 14th, 2013 at 10:39 am said:

One giant meh.


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+ Squiggle55 on February 14th, 2013 at 11:12 am said:

I might need a demo, but if there are leaderboards and challenges that make this as addicting as Motorstorm RC was then I am definitely in on Vita.


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 14th, 2013 at 1:56 pm said:

    The game features more than 100 leaderboards so there is a lot to beat ! :)


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+ HeLLeVeN11 on February 14th, 2013 at 12:07 pm said:

Sure buy, can’t wait.


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+ FERRARI_Kid_302 on February 14th, 2013 at 3:19 pm said:

how much is it? I would like to go buy my psn cards now.


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+ jonnygreenjeans on February 15th, 2013 at 12:35 pm said:

Is it local multiplayer?


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 18th, 2013 at 2:37 am said:

    you can race against the ghost of other players


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+ petty25 on February 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

yes it looks like another great game for the vita and ps3 with amazing physics aswell as graphics! im just curious on what the price will be?


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+ peteiow on February 16th, 2013 at 6:52 pm said:

Well this is gonna be interesting… the ‘other’ console with this ‘sort’ of game is 1200 Mpoints.. = £10.. with track editor and hundreds of free downloadable tracks..

with PS+ discount, the above is ‘other’ version is still cheaper and with a track editor and free downloadable tracks..

I refuse to by a game if I am gonna have to pay extra for the DLC… will there be a price for the DLC? if so.. I’m swapping my ps3 for the other console just so I can play the ‘other’ version..


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+ peteiow on February 16th, 2013 at 6:55 pm said:

also when is the release date for the uk?


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 18th, 2013 at 2:36 am said:

    20th of February for whole Europe


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+ peteiow on February 16th, 2013 at 6:59 pm said:

is there a multiplayer so I can go against my friends?

online gaming with strangers and friends is the way to go.. I am not bothered with leaderboard stuff.. just wanna kick my mates arse , all playing at the same time..


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 18th, 2013 at 2:36 am said:

    you can race against the ghost of you friends, so it’s kind of asynchronous multiplayer


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+ KILLA_187_CBORG on February 17th, 2013 at 5:09 am said:

when is it commin in EU


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    + Wojtek Bilinski on February 18th, 2013 at 2:34 am said:

    20th of February (this Wednesday :) )


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+ KILLA_187_CBORG on February 18th, 2013 at 3:13 am said:

nice thanx for commenting :)


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+ peteiow on February 18th, 2013 at 6:57 am said:

and there is no Demo???


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+ peteiow on February 18th, 2013 at 6:58 am said:

I’ll ask again…lol

+ peteiow on February 16th, 2013 at 6:52 pm said:

Well this is gonna be interesting… the ‘other’ console with this ‘sort’ of game is 1200 Mpoints.. = £10.. with track editor and hundreds of free downloadable tracks..

with PS+ discount, the above is ‘other’ version is still cheaper and with a track editor and free downloadable tracks..

I refuse to by a game if I am gonna have to pay extra for the DLC… will there be a price for the DLC? if so.. I’m swapping my ps3 for the other console just so I can play the ‘other’ version..


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+ WEZ655321 on February 18th, 2013 at 7:49 pm said:

NICE ANOTHER GREAT GAME FOR MY VITA AAAAHHH YYYYEEEAAHHHH


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+ trashboyyyyyyyyy on February 19th, 2013 at 6:29 am said:

what time exactly is it commin to the us store


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+ BeechV35Pilot on February 19th, 2013 at 11:15 am said:

Based on my experience with the US store, new games and updates typically hit the PS store around 7pm Eastern US time, give or take 30 minutes.

Personally I am looking forward to checking this game out.


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+ Etertore on February 19th, 2013 at 3:28 pm said:

When is it commin in BR?


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+ peteiow on February 19th, 2013 at 11:37 pm said:

wish people would read the other comments before asking silly things like ” when is it coming to BR” etc

Well.. 20th of Feb and still its not here or in the PSN to download…


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+ Rez_Product_34 on February 20th, 2013 at 11:55 pm said:

even though i am a playstation plus member the store is still trying to charge me the cost for this game, but other games are still working like vanquish. i am downloading that one without problem, does anyone know what the problem is?


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+ peteiow on February 21st, 2013 at 12:21 am said:

Right.. now I have played both the xbox version and now urban trials on the ps3… Hate to say it but this game doesn’t even come close to Trials Evolution on the xBox… No skill needed, nothing is tricky… no map designer, no multiplayer and with even upgrading the bike it stills doesn’t feel that much different..

Many will disagree with but this is my opinion. I had high hopes for this game and was waiting patiently for it to be released, but feel the waiti wasn’t worth it.
What can Tate do to change my mind on this I don’t know, not unless they are gonna see what the competitors are doing and see why their one is so smooth and great to play. Their level dsesign brings excellent downloadable user made tracks/maps, that need to use great skill to complete.

Guess I’ll have to see what the next attempt at a trials game on the ps3 with hold..


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+ ProfessorGerbik on February 21st, 2013 at 12:16 pm said:

I love it, bought it. Haven’t stopped playing it since.


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+ Richnificent on February 23rd, 2013 at 7:42 am said:

Man this game is addictive. Went ahead and bought the full version. its worth the 10 bucks. Be sure to check out my Youtube channel @Richnificent and @TheStickyPaddle


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+ peteiow on February 23rd, 2013 at 12:41 pm said:

how the hell are people getting 494 mtrs in Chilling jump.. is there a glitch or something.. as there is only a few that have that score…


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