Previously, the roster for SSX
included eleven characters. Franchise stalwarts Elise Riggs, Kaori Nishidake, Moby Jones, Mac Fraser, Psymon Stark, Zoe Payne and Griffin Simmons all return as characters in the game, with Eddie "The Kid" Wachowski confirmed as a pre-order bonus
at selected retailers. New characters Alex Moreau, Tane Mumea and Ty Thorson rounded out the list. However, the franchise's first appearance on the Xbox 360 will be a little different to the usual format. For the first time in the SSX
franchise, players will not be limited to assuming the roles of fictional snowboarders.
Travis Rice started his professional snowboarding career in 2001. His reputation as one of the best riders in the big mountain freestyle movement has seen him win several accolades, as well as filming a long list of impressive snowboarding footage. He becomes the first real-life snowboarder to feature as a playable character in an SSX
More details on Rice's role in the game will be revealed at a later date. We'll be sure to bring those details to you when we know more.SSX
is due to be released on February 14th, 2012 in North America and February 17th, 2012 in Europe.