Red Bull Media House announced earlier today that it is co-publishing the upcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade title ‘Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect,’ with Microsoft Studios. The new game is based on the global sporting series, Red Bull Crashed Ice, launching in the winter. The announcement also included the news that the title will playable for the first time at PAX beginning August 31 through September 2 in Microsoft booth #432!! Click Read More to check out details on gameplay features, screenshots, and more info about Red Bull Crashed Ice!
The new game will be one of the most intense winter sports party game experiences. In the game, players compete four-at-a-time down an “ice cross downhill” track at incredible speeds, carving through turns, and pulling off crazy feats on skates in a race to the finish. Players can choose from five downhill tracks as raced in previous Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship events. Through Xbox LIVE, players can fight for the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship title by battling it out with other players worldwide.
Game Features Include:
• Fast, fun, and frantic Ice Cross Downhill gameplay, powered by Kinect.
• The sights, sounds and excitement of the Red Bull Crashed Ice event experience.
• Split-screen, multiplayer competition along with fun party modes.
• Five tracks from real Red Bull Crashed Ice event locations.
Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect for Xbox LIVE is developed by Austrian developer Bongfish – the team behind the snowboarding hit title ‘Stoked’.
“For any developer it’s a huge opportunity getting their hands on a fresh IP like Crashed Ice,” shared Michael Putz, Game Director at Bongfish. “Combining the nature of this unique sport with the power of Kinect should result in an outstanding experience and evolve digital sports to its next level.”
About Red Bull Crashed Ice – Ice Cross Downhill World Championship
Take some of the best and toughest ice-hockey players in the world, place them in a sizzling atmosphere with stunning surroundings, and build a downhill race track with tons of steel and a huge cooling system with thousands of square meters / feet of frozen water, and a Red Bull Crashed Ice “arena” is made. Since the first ever race in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has become the most breathtaking winter sports events in the world. Ice-hockey aces hurtle down courses up to 500 meters / 1600 feet in length in groups of four, shoulder to shoulder, as skaters fight it out for victory. The whole race is held on a steep downhill track dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers. Pushing, sliding, sprinting and wrangling are all on the menu as the athletes race down the course, but the rules are, in fact, very simple: first to the bottom wins.