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Similarities to another series of *cough* trials *cough* aside, Urban Trial Playground brings a physics-based stunt bike arcade racing experience, exclusively to Nintendo Switch. Which means a portable physics-based stunt bike arcade racing experience.

Here's the official line, lest we get carried away on that similarity front:
The Urban Trial series has sold more than 1,000,000 copies worldwide across 3DS, PlayStation® 3, 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.

This new instalment of the stunt bike racing series is moving the action from city streets, straight to the sunny and colourful beaches of California, mixing more tricks, flips and combos than ever before. With a vibrant, sun-soaked background and chilled out atmosphere setting the scene for some truly breath-taking stunts, get ready to flip, trick and roll over palm trees and golden sand dunes.

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 built-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 customisable 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 of customisation for your bike and rider will allow each player to personalise their game and score new records in true California style!
“Our work with Nintendo in previous years has been incredibly successful, and we are very excited to continue creating new Urban Trial games as exclusives for their platforms. With the massive success of Nintendo Switch at launch we saw an opportunity to connect with a new, thriving and passionate community we simply couldn't miss.” said Joseph Debecki, producer from Tate Multimedia.
Watch a trailer for the game embedded below, which hits the Nintendo Switch this coming April 5th.




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