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Let’s face it, you probably have some time to kill before New Year’s Eve. Starting tomorrow Urban Trial Freestyle is free for PlayStation Plus members, so download it on your PS Vita before heading out to celebrate.
Crysis 3 returns with the biggest and most explosive arsenal in franchise history, and you can grab it now on PlayStation Store. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has combined its digital copy with its Season Pass for a great bundle offering available this week on the store.
If first person shooters aren’t your cup of tea, Urban Trial Freestyle brings physics-based motorbike action to PS3 and PS Vita. There’s also Skyrim DLC, Devil May Cry weapon packs and Assassin’s Creed II add-ons to check out in this update. The PSP also gets some love with Generation of Chaos 3 and Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi.
As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can also chat about this update in the PlayStation Community Forums.
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.
We are getting closer to releasing Urban Trial Freestyle– and since we’ve focused on the PS3 version, we thought it was time to shed more light on the PS Vita version.
Both versions of Urban Trial Freestyle feature the same proprietary physics engine (called Elephant Engine), so in terms of being a trial biking experience, PS Vita and PS3 are quite similar. Both platforms also feature the same game modes, outfits and motorbike customization. PS Vita is a really powerful machine — as a development team, we were able to include all the same features as those on the PS3 version.
There are motorcycle arcade style games out there already, and although many are really fun (everybody remembers Elastomania!) most of them lack depth. So with Urban Trial Freestyle, we decided to add high-quality graphics and a modern social experience to the gameplay to bring this genre to a whole new level.
We wanted Urban Trial Freestyle to provide players with the highest level of competition as possible, so we are including about 100 different leaderboards. Players can compare their best score and best time depending on two different game modes. For example, in stunt mode, players can compete to be named “Best Stuntman” on every track. There are 20 tracks, and five kinds of stunts to perform on each track – and each one of them has its own leaderboard – all making Urban Trial Freestyle more unique and more competitive!