is a platform racing game developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Ukraine. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Trials Evolution, it is... read more
is a platform racing game developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Ukraine. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Trials Evolution, it is the fifth game in the Trials series.
It is the first one to be released on a PlayStation platform. The game was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in April 2014. A companion game, Trials Frontier, released on iOS and Android devices and is designed to accompany the console and PC title. Ubisoft plans to release six paid DLC packs, as well as several free content updates.
Like previous games in the series, Trials Fusion presents an arcade take on the real-life sport of observed trials. The player controls a rider on a physics-based motorcycle from the start of the level to the end while navigating a number of obstacles. The game uses3D graphics, but is played on a 2D plane, so the rider can only move forwards and backwards. The player controls how the rider shifts their weight forward and backward in order to perform wheelies and stoppies as well as flips while in the air and controlling how the bike lands. Trials Fusion like the other games in the series, is known for, among other things, it's notorious difficulty, particularly towards the end of the game. Unlike in previous Trials games, players can also perform freestyle motorcross stunts while in the air by moving the right analog stick. Also a first in the Trials series is the ability to choose a quad bike for a handful of levels, the "TKO Panda" is one of six bikes to choose from. The others are, motorbikes, "Baggie", "Roach", "Pit Viper" and "Foxbat". And BMX bike, "Rabbit".
Trials Fusion also features a track editor, allowing players to create their own courses and games, though the ability to create supercross courses as in Trials Evolution is missing.
The game is set in the year 2042, after an object "fell from the sky and changed our world", and after the creation of the "Anomaly AI". Descended from this AI are two characters, SynDI and George whose disembodied voices are heard by the player's character, Rider, throughout the game. Also in the events leading up to the game, the UN has designated some parts of the planet as "United Nations Ungoverned Regions".
As of July 24, 2014 Trials Fusion has sold one million copies. The game received generally positive reviews from critics.
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