By John Funk on Sep 18, 2013 09.18.13
A new "Trials University" video for Ubisoft's Trials Evolution teaches players tips and tricks for tackling the game's toughest objectives. By shifting the characters' weight and ensuring that certain wheels make contact with the ground first, explains Professor Fat Shady, players can pass obstacles at the tops of ramps or consecutive jumps in a row with no way to start from a dead stop. The next Trials University video is due on Oct. 18, says the host. Ubisoft is currently developing two new Trials games: Trials Fusion for consoles and Trials Frontier for mobile devices.
By Emily Gera on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
A new Trials Evolution custom map designed by YouTuve user B1toDO uses some truly bizarre physics to cross the finish line. The map, called "Illusion 1800," features platforms that simply appear out of nowhere, grow in size, change from horizontal to vertical as well as some platforms that simply move by themselves, while all in black and white. Players can create new courses using the Trials editor tool, which was described in our earlier 9 out of 10 review as something that "actually manages to put Halo's Forge to shame. "Most will stick with basic track creation, placing a few wacky jumps and objects throughout a world before selecting an ideal path through them. But more dedicated editors can go much further. The advanced editor actually allows you to make challenges that don't...
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 15, 2013 03.15.13
Badland, a side-scrolling action adventure game from ex-Trials Evolution developers, will release on the App Store April 4. The player controls a forest inhabitant who is on a quest to find out why the once idyllic place is turning into a death trap. In conjunction with the announcement, Frogmind released a new gameplay trailer highlighting the control system and a selection of power ups, such as duplication, speed-up, slowtime and a juggernaut-like power up. Badland features competitive four-player local multiplayer on the same device and is compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Frogmind is a two-man development team based in Finland. Both developers worked on Trials Evolution before founding the studio in 2012.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 17, 2013 01.17.13
Trials Evolution: Gold Edition, a bundle featuring 2.5D racing title Trials Evolution and bonus tracks from its predecessor Trials HD, will be released for Windows PC on March 22, publisher Ubisoft announced today. Gold Edition will include all content from Trials Evolution, originally published exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade in April 2012. Features include local and online multiplayer for up to four players, global leaderboards, customization options for both the bike and biker, access to the game's track editor and more than 129 tracks. The PC version will also include all content from 2009's Trials HD, re-rendered using Evolution's physics engine and with updated graphics. Ubisoft also shared that the Trials franchise has passed the 4 million units sold mark. Check out the video...
By Michael McWhertor on Dec 18, 2012 12.18.12
The Riders of Doom expansion for RedLynx's Trials Evolution will be released tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 19 on Xbox Live, bringing 40 new tracks, one new motorcycle and a slew of other features to the wildly popular stunt racer-platformer. In a newly released launch trailer for Riders of Doom, the second downloadable add-on for Trials Evolution, we're given a longer, more detailed look at the new apocalypse-inspired levels, which are broken down into 20 new Trials tracks, 10 all-new Skill Games, five Supercross tracks and five brand-new Tournaments. According to PlayXBLA, the new motorcycle, the Banshee, "combines the speed of the Scorpion with the handling of the Phoenix, forging the perfect blend of speed and agility." Riders of Doom will cost 400 Microsoft Points from Xbox Live...
By Samit Sarkar on Dec 05, 2012 12.05.12
By Griffin McElroy on Oct 04, 2012 10.04.12
The DLC, which launches on Xbox Live tomorrow, Oct. 5, for 400 Microsoft Points ($5), also adds over 100 new editor objects to the game, further increasing the amount of craziness that the more creative part of the game's community can whip up. There are new rider customization options too, as well as a handful of new skill games, which put the fundamentals of Trials to work in bizarre, often quite deadly mini-games. Check out the trailer above to see a drive-by (and crash-by, and fall-through) tour of the DLC's new arenas.