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OlliOlli for PS Vita Drops in on January 21st

Tom Hegarty's Avatar + Posted by Tom Hegarty on Jan 09, 2014 // Director, Roll7

We’ve finally finished OlliOlli, and what’s even better, we now have a release date: January 21st!

As you may know, this our first PS Vita game, so it’s been a big challenge for us – a challenge that’s been well worth it (and we hope you’ll think so, too). We originally planned to launch before the holiday, but due to some technical issues we had to push back. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who patiently supported us throughout 2013, including fans, press, and all the crew at PlayStation – especially Shahid and Spencer.

OlliOlli on PS Vita

Now that we’re on the path to releasing OlliOlli into the wild, it seems pertinent to give you the final details about all four modes and the game’s Trophies (in case you didn’t see them when they accidentally leaked last month)!

Career Mode: 50 deviously handcrafted levels split between Amateur and Pro. The further you progress, the more accuracy and timing you’ll need to reach the adoring crowd at the end of each run.

Each level has five challenges, including Combo and Score attacks, and is linked to its own global leaderboard. Think you can get that number one spot? Better get practicing…

OlliOlli on PS VitaOlliOlli on PS Vita

Spots Mode: every time you get to the end of a level you unlock the corresponding spot. Spots are also individually linked to their own online leaderboards, the difference being they require you to perform one stupendously large combo to reach the end! It’s going to be a case of working out the best possible combination of tricks and grinds that you can fit into the spot’s limited obstacles in order to get the best score. Sam, our lead QA, got 157k on Spot 1. See if you can beat that!

Daily Grind: this mode really heightens the competition, along with a massive risk. Each day, everyone in the world gets the same spot to pull an amazing combo on. You can practice that spot as many times as you like, but you only get ONE GO to set your score. Slam on your face, or mess up the landing, and there are no second chances! So you better make sure you’re fully focused before playing it for real.

Check OlliOlli’s Creative Director John Ribbins demonstrating this with “hilarious consequences.

OlliOlli on PS Vita

RAD Mode: RAD mode alludes to the initial concept demo, and only allows Perfect Landings and Perfect Grinds. Basically when we first made OlliOlli, this was how it played (it’s really punishing). We had to tone things down a little to make the game more approachable, but for the hardcore pixel skaters out there, this is the ultimate challenge.

We’re not sayin’ how RAD mode is unlocked, but let’s just say you’re going to have to prove you know what you’re doing!

So that leaves Trophies: one Gold, three Silver, and eight Bronze. You can see the full list here. My personal favorite is “Explorer” — we made five little hidden spots throughout the game and hid golden skateboards in them. Not only will you get a Trophy for finding all the spots, they’re also a sneaky way to extend your combo and get a better score. We’ve made the last Gold a bit hardcore, so high fives to the first person that can get all the Trophies!

Finally, the price. We’ll be letting you know on launch day.

Thanks for reading, and check out the full trailer!

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+ Gorvi on January 9th, 2014 at 7:16 am said:

I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, it has quite a bit of potential. Will there be a demo?


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 9th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

    No demo I’m afraid, but there will be a discount on launch, details on that coming soon!


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+ yazter on January 9th, 2014 at 7:25 am said:

Will it include a platinum Trophy?


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 9th, 2014 at 8:23 am said:

    No Platinum but one Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Bronze. You’ll need to clock the game to get the Gold!


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+ RE_Player on January 9th, 2014 at 7:27 am said:

Day 1 buy for me. Been following and looking forward to this for awhile.


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 9th, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

    Cheers! Hope you enjoy :)


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+ snakeeyes211 on January 9th, 2014 at 7:28 am said:

Full games and indie games should all come with a platinum as all games are deserving of it


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 9th, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

    Hopefully our next game will get a Platinum!


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+ MrBendel on January 9th, 2014 at 7:35 am said:

Awesome, so looking forward to this game! A reason to dive back into my Vita :)


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+ akisuo on January 9th, 2014 at 7:48 am said:

Hell yeahs! Skateboarding on my vita with rad music? Bring on the face slamming.


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 10th, 2014 at 2:50 am said:

    There will be A LOT of face slamming!


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+ Axecution on January 9th, 2014 at 7:48 am said:

this looks super fun lol price though?


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+ cowmamba on January 9th, 2014 at 7:51 am said:

Been so excited for this! I’m glad it’s finally coming out! We need more skateboard games on the Vita!


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+ OCATO305 on January 9th, 2014 at 7:57 am said:

Will there be demo??? Regardless this will be a day 1 purchase for me


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 10th, 2014 at 2:55 am said:

    No demo, but will be reasonably priced!


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+ XeahuleXolic on January 9th, 2014 at 8:01 am said:

cool how much??


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on January 9th, 2014 at 8:35 am said:

Bring it on! I’ve had the money sitting in my account for this. I’m just curious, is there a basic character creator (now my shirt is blue, now I’m not wearing a hat, etc.)? I would love for a way to record sick runs too.


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+ Darth_NODlike on January 9th, 2014 at 8:56 am said:

I just checked out the trailer and this certainly has my attention. It looks like a perfect Vita game.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on January 9th, 2014 at 9:27 am said:

This is the kind of game play TONY HAWK should look into and make the graphics a lot better and BOOM! EASY MONEY!! Until that happens i will be patiently waiting for Joe Danger, BLITZ, NBA JAM, Shank and alot of other PSN games that seriously need to jump on the PS VITA wagon already!! SMH


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+ Skater_Ricky on January 9th, 2014 at 10:10 am said:

Looking forward to the game
I hope to see a Skate 4 and a Tony Hawk game on the PS4 in the pipeline soon hopefully. Hopefully as a PS+ member the price for the game is just right.

Skate or Die!


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+ Teh_AKOD on January 9th, 2014 at 10:28 am said:

Its been a while since the last time I bought an skateboarding game (probably since the PS2 era) but this looks really fun. I’m definetly buying it on the first day. Cheers to all the crew behind this game.


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+ tusunami on January 9th, 2014 at 10:37 am said:

This also seems to be a fun title for the PS Vita, these experiences are going to be key for the platform.


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+ bezeoner on January 9th, 2014 at 11:39 am said:

Looks quite a bit of fun, looking forward to it.


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+ RISE_UP44 on January 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm said:

I am sooo pumped for OlliOlli I looks like a runner runner or canabalt style game but so much cooler.. I am stoked and can not wait to buy this day 1.


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+ MrFudgeypoo on January 9th, 2014 at 1:54 pm said:

I wish I could get it with the the release discount but I’ll probably have to wait until my birthday…


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+ HorrorGod on January 9th, 2014 at 3:46 pm said:

I’m really looking forward to this. I’ve been following it for awhile now.
It reminds me of the old Atari game “Skate Boardin’”

Thank you for the update.
Day 1 for me :)


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 10th, 2014 at 2:54 am said:

    Never had Skateboardin but just checked it on YT!


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+ LUCIFERSGLEAM on January 9th, 2014 at 4:02 pm said:

Vita is fail


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+ dusek on January 9th, 2014 at 10:50 pm said:

This looks interesting, it’s the first skate game on Vita. Comes out on my birthday too! Awesome, keep ‘em coming!


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    + Tom Hegarty on January 10th, 2014 at 2:52 am said:

    Happy birthday in that case!


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+ Tom Hegarty on January 10th, 2014 at 2:51 am said:

Hey all, thanks for the comments! A few questions re Price, we’ll be making an announcement soon as well as detailing a launch discount!


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+ BlueBl1zzard on January 10th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Awww man! Can’t wait for this! I’ll be picking this up day 1 for sure!

And like Robbie_G_Irish mentioned it would be pretty sweet if we were able to record our runs.


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+ PainOfSarrow on January 10th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

damn not on ps3 also.


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+ MmaFanQc on January 10th, 2014 at 9:09 am said:

Do want! The video just sold me the game!


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+ yowzagabowza on January 10th, 2014 at 2:30 pm said:

Im so tired of prices being a damn secret until the game releases. Price is sometimes just as important as a gameplay video.


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+ Mike_DeMatteis on January 11th, 2014 at 10:25 am said:

I simply just can bot wait! ive been waiting for a new skateboard game FOREVER. Most likely since skate 3, cause THPS went downhill fast, and Shaun White was just awful. So VITA SKATEBOARD GAME! YES PLEASE!


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+ ManjoumeThunder on January 12th, 2014 at 5:45 pm said:

I’ve been ignoring this post for a while, but I’m pretty hyped for this now (b/c I recently got a Vita).

I’m always game for new portable entertainment.


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+ VerticalMind on January 20th, 2014 at 12:13 pm said:

One question,only in U.S store or global release?


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