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'Line Rider Freestyle' (NDS/Wii/PC) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PST

Line Rider Freestyle, known in North America as Line Rider 2: Unbound, is built upon the simple premise of what happens when a boy and his sled are sent traveling along in a world drawn by the player. The game will take players beyond the original with new game modes, riders, community features and creative tools.

"Line Rider" is a true phenomenon, with a seemingly simple, addictive principle. Millions of gamers have already played the Internet version. Numerous "Line Rider" video clips are found on the Internet, along with fan sites and increasingly spectacular tracks. At the Game Developers Conference, "Line Rider" was awarded the innovation prize.

The Wii, NDS, and PC versions contain plenty of additional tools and new game modes. In "Line Rider Freestyle", the player gets to draw a random landscape on the screen with a virtual pencil. Ramps, hills, chasms and jumps may be incorporated as desired. There is no limit to the player's creativity.

By pushing a button, a virtual sledder is then released into the previously created landscape, racing down the slope at breakneck speed until he careens off the track.

In Story mode, the main character needs to solve 40 puzzles in eight chapters, hitting certain targets on the way. In Freestyle mode, on the other hand, "Line Rider" artists are absolutely free to create their own exciting tracks. A completely new set of tools is available for this. The self-designed challenges may then be presented on the official "Line Rider" website.

Deep Silver and developer inXile Entertainment are going to publish a brand-new version of the popular Internet game "Line Rider Freestyle" for Wii, NDS, and PC in 2009. Koch Media has secured the publishing rights for Europe, Turkey, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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