Today Nintendo Switch receives its first ever stunt bike racing game with ‘Urban Trial Playground’ the latest entry in Tate Multimedia’s best selling ‘Urban Trial’ franchise. Shifting the action from city streets to the sunny and colourful beaches of California, compete with your friends in local co-op multiplayer and flip, trick and stunt like never before.
Also today, Tate Multimedia is officially announcing a physical retail release of the game in Japan, Europe and Australia. More details will follow shortly regarding the exact date of release, but for now, it can be revealed that the boxed edition will include exclusive art cards as well as the game itself.
Joseph Debecki, the producer from Tate Multimedia said “We have worked closely with Nintendo over the last few years and found great success on their industry-defining consoles, both digitally and at retail. We are very excited to continue to bring the Urban Trial games exclusively for their platforms and be part of the incredibly successful first year of Nintendo Switch”.
The Urban Trial series has sold more than 1,000,000 copies worldwide across 3DS, PS3, PlayStation Vita, Steam and iOS. Urban Trial Playground is now launching as a brand new and exclusive title for Nintendo’s latest smash hit console, after finding great success with UTP precursor Urban Trial Freestyle 2 on Nintendo 3DS UTP has been developed by Teyon, and published by Tate Multimedia, who is also the owner of the franchise.
This new installment of the stunt bike racing series is moving the action from city streets, straight to the sunny and colourful beaches of California, mixing tricks, flips and combos than ever before.
With this new setting also comes a change in gameplay, with the franchise first feature of independent front and rear brake controls. Players will be able to pull off stoppies and front flips as well as sliding into huge skid burns on the track and racking up longer combos.
Every part of each level in Urban Trial Playground is designed as a surface able to be used to perform tricks and stunts combining your best moves into multi-score combos.
Urban Trial Playground has been created to provide countless hours of action for fans of adrenaline and freestyle fanatics.
Freestyle & Time Trial modes will be available and include online leaderboards across the 50+ game levels where players can grind their scores and rise to the top. Challenge yourself in Ghost mode, watch your best runs and try to beat them by perfecting different and faster routes or performing even crazier tricks.
Take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s build – in multiplayer functionality and race against friends or family in couch-based competitive modes with 2 players split screen play in Time Trial or Tag modes.
For those who value style above all else, Urban Trial Playground features 5 customizable bikes that players can not only upgrade the look of but also the engine, breaks and vital parts, which impact how the bike controls. Vast options for customization for your bike and rider will allow each player to personalize their game and score new records in true California style!
Urban Trial Playground releases today April 5th 2018, exclusively for Nintendo Switch