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SSX

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012

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'SSX' (ALL) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. PST

A reinvention of the classic action snowboarding franchise, SSX packs adrenaline into every run with compelling characters and heart-pumping adventures as riders battle the most treacherous and diverse mountain ranges on Earth.

SSX will pit riders versus both mountain and man. Players will explore the story of a team who seek to be the first to descend the faces of the most treacherous mountain ranges on the planet. The team will travel the world to face the worst that Mother Nature can throw at them.

Redefining the franchise, SSX will pit riders versus both mountain and man. Players will explore the story of a team who seek to be the first to descend the faces of the most treacherous mountain ranges on the planet. The team will travel the world to face the worst that Mother Nature can throw at them. From the peaks of the Himalayas, where the air is so thin that riders have to descend through the death zone at breakneck speeds to keep from blacking out, to the solid ice ranges of Antarctica, where a sunlit line is the only survival option when temperatures drop 50 degrees centigrade in the shade. And the mountain isn’t the only danger players will face. In SSX the first goal is to survive. The second, in true SSX fashion, is to look good doing it.

The complete music track listing for SSX features 36 licensed tracks by established and upcoming artists and ten original tracks composed specifically for the game’s Deadly Descents. In addition, these original ten tracks created by The Qemists, Camo & Krooked, Raffertie, and Amon Tobin – are now available for download as part of the ‘SSX’ soundtrack via iTunes.

SSX has always been one of EA’s most music intensive, genre diverse and sonically adventurous titles,” says Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music & Music Marketing. “The songs on this new soundtrack cover ground from indie rock, dub step, hip-hop, drum + bass and beyond. As fans of the ultimate snowboarding franchise have come to expect, our artists range from top cutting-edge stars to tomorrow’s hottest underground acts. Ultimately, it’s a soundtrack full of next-level music that is totally ripe for discovery.” 

Gamers will have the ability to upload their own music to SSX to create custom playlists for menu and in-game music. SSX also features a dynamic music remix tool that will automatically remix licensed tracks and custom music based on the player’s actions and performance in-game.

The complete list of licensed tracks for the SSX soundtrack includes:

Artist

Track

Camo & Krooked

Breezeblock

Camo & Krooked

Portal

Dels

Capsize ft. Joe Goddard & Roots Manuva

Digitalism

Blitz

DJ Shadow

I Gotta Rock (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix)

Felguk ft. Example

Plastic Smile

Flux Pavilion

I Can't Stop

Foster the People

Houdini

Handsome Furs

Damage

Hyper

Accelerate

J Boogie's Dubtronic Science

Magik (Egyptian Lover Remix) ft. Aima the Dream, Cait La Dee & Raashan Ahmad

Kid Digital

Done With That ft. Profit

Konrad Old Money

Big Error

Lateef the Truthspeaker

Oakland ft. Del the Funky Homosapien & The Grouch

Nero

Scorpions

Noisia

Could this Be

Noisia

Machine Gun

Pretty Lights

Hot Like Dimes

Raffertie

Twitch (It Grows and Grows: SSX Version)

Run-DMC

It’s Tricky (SSX Pretty Lights Remix)

Skrillex

Scatta ft. Foreign Beggers & Bare Noize

Styrofoam Ones

Better

The Big Pink

Stay Gold

The Herbaliser

What You Asked For

The Hives

1000 Answers

The Naked and Famous

Young Blood

The Prototypes

Your Future

The Qemists

Bones ft. Kellermensch

The Qemists

Stompbox

The Qemists

Lifeline

Theophilus London

I Stand Alone (Ocelot Mix)

TRS-80

Mirage

Turbowolf

A Rose for the Crows

Two Door Cinema Club

Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)

Wretch 32

Traktor

Zion I and the Grouch

Drop It on the 1

Key Features

  • Conquer the Planet’s Mountains— From Antarctica to Africa and the Himalayas to the Alps, players will drop into nine of the most iconic mountains ranges on planet earth. Using NASA topographical data and our proprietary Mountain Man tool, each of these iconic mountain ranges have then been exaggerated to deliver a gameplay experience that is true to SSX
  • Race it —Way beyond your typical racing experience, SSX allows players to race down huge open mountains with multiple elevations and no invisible walls to hem the player in.
  • Trick it—Defying the laws of reality, SSX will enable players to pull off tricks that would make even the world’s greatest snowboarders cringe. Forget a 1260° Double Mctwist, in SSX if you still have both feet strapped to the board while you’re spinning 200 feet in the air then you’re still a beginner. With a refined trick system and levels designed to deliver trick opportunities at every turn, filling your Tricky meter is a must
  • Survive it — A new gameplay element inspired by big mountain snowboarding, SSX asks players to survive some of the most treacherous descents on earth.Challenged by the power of Mother Nature, players will have to survive avalanches, white outs, freezing cold temperatures and much more, as they make their way down these natural boss battles.
  • Advanced Physics—Harnessing the power of the current generation of consoles, SSX introduces a revolutionary physics engine that will allow players to ride and trick off almost anything in the environment, unrestricted by invisible walls and barriers.
  • Upgradeable Gear —From boards of varying speeds to wing suits that let you glide for longer distances, upgrade your gear to ride faster, trick higher and survive longer
  • Characters Old and New —Favorite characters, as selected by the fans, make their return to SSX along with some new faces that will be joining the franchise. Returning characters include: Elise, Kaori, Mac, Psymon, Moby and Zoe.
  • Explore - Explore every drop in the massive world of SSX.  Set your fastest time on Race Drops, post your highest score in Trick Drops, and descend as far down the mountain as you can in Survival Drops.  In addition to a traditional leaderboard showing friends’ times to beat, ghosts of your friends’ runs are also visible in your world showing you exactly how they tackled a run.  Challenge your friends’ ghosts or let your own ghost chalk up wins and losses, while you’re away from your console.
  • Global Events - Constant global competition at every drop point the SSX universe against real people in real-time.  Events can last for a single run, hours, or even days, with your friends and closest competitors phasing in and out of your immediate surroundings at all times.  Post a time and move up or down the leaderboard even after you turn off your console. 
  • RiderNet - Inspired by the Autolog engine from Need for Speed, RiderNet will be the players guide through the world of SSX. It will allow players to ‘like’ their favorite drops, recommend new drops and friends to the player, point players to ghosts that are beating their scores and much more.

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