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Platform(s): Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Developer: I-Illusions
Release Date: Dec. 2021

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'Shredders' Narrows Down Release Window - Trailer

by Judy on June 13, 2021 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT

Shredders is a snowboarding game that balances simulation and fun with fine controls in an easy to learn and discoverable way.

A love letter to snowboarding, Shredders takes inspiration from snowboarding movies, the Amped games from the original Xbox, and the snowboarding heroes on social media.

Break into the snowboarding event of the year to pull off one of the most insane tricks imaginable, all for the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. Master the art of park riding, backcountry, rails, and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding. It’s going to be an incredible winter.

Shredders is full of hand-sculpted parks, urban environments, and off-piste adventures… an open world just waiting to be shredded. It’s all one massive mountain range inspired by real world locations, events, snowparks, and natural landscapes, and all of it loads in an instant. Throughout the peaks and valleys, you’ll discover industrial areas, street areas, plenty of epic back country, high mountain riding, and even an old Italian village you can shred.

Shredders will have multiplayer baked into its core, so you can explore the vast mountain range on your own, or discover the best spots with your friends.

At the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase for E3 2021, Shredders announced a release window of Dec. 2021.

Conveniently, a lot of actual professional snowboarders have arrived, and now is your chance to ride with them and visit the gnarliest spots, stomp the most epic lines, and learn the most stylish moves. We will be revealing the names of the pro-riders involved with Shredders in the coming months – so keep an eye out!

Shredders has powder so fresh you can smell it – you’ll lose yourself for hours carving down mountains,  tweaking your grabs, bending your board, and buttering like the very best. With the help of world class pro-riders soon to be announced, you’ll go beyond the boundaries of what you thought was possible.

With Shredders, we have tried to build a snowboarding experience that allows you to define your own style. In snowboarding there are so many incredible ways to do a simple 180 and Shredders gives you that level of control. Carving, buttering, and the sensation of floating on fresh powder all feels amazing.

Conceptually we are trying to keep the convention of one thumb stick for the board and one stick for the body, and directly map that onto the snowboarder. This gives you a lot of freedom in your play style, so you can choose to be smooth and lazy, or if you’d prefer to go fast and aggressive, you can change up your style whenever you want.

In the same spirit as snowboarding, we want to give you freedom and agency over your ride. It should be rewarding to explore the mechanics and find your own style. That sort of exploration has always drawn us into gaming.

We baked multiplayer into the very core of Shredders. Almost every other rider you see on the mountain is a real rider playing right there with you. Compete, shred together with friends, or take on a journey of your own, it’s up to you.

While developing Shredders, we took a lot of inspiration from a whole bunch of awesome snowboarding films, the Amped games from the original Xbox (still so good!), and our snowboarding heroes on Instagram. In many ways, Shredders is a project fed by passion and we feel it is built to shine on Xbox Series X|S.

Key Features:

  • Kick-ass snowboarding: Shredders has powder so fresh you'll lose yourself for hours carving down mountains. Master the incredible amount of pro inspired moves and fly with style, tweak your grabs, bend your board, and butter like the very best.
  • Define your style: With the help of world class pros soon to be announced, go beyond the boundaries of what was thought possible and shred the slopes in your own style.
  • Explore the mountain range: Hand-sculpted parks, urban environments and off-piste adventures.. this open world is ready to be shredded!
  • Shred with friends: Almost every other rider you see on the mountain is a real rider playing right there with you. Compete, shred together with friends, or take on a journey of your own.

Shredders is coming to the Xbox Series X|S in Dec. 2021, launching day one with Xbox Game Pass.

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