If you aren’t aware of what Red Bull’s “Crashed Ice” event series is, then you’re missing out. In short, the sport of ice cross involves a bunch of ice skater types starting at the top of an icy track that contains all manner of twists, turns, bumps, and jumps, and they have to race to the finish line in the fastest possible...
In ‘Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect,’ players join the worldwide winter sports activity and skate through urban-cityscapes-turned-obstacle-courses, bringing 40 mile per hour arcade-style fun to their living rooms. Supporting single player or two-player modes, out of the starting gate players must build speed by swinging their arms like an ice cross downhill champion. As the pace picks up, competitors will lean into curves, duck, dodge and jump over obstacles, and earn extra points by pulling off awesome tricks as they race past cheering fans to the finish.
Mirroring previous competitive circuits of the actual real-life Red Bull Crashed Ice, players compete on a worldwide selection of courses in the winter sports capitols of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Valkenburg, Netherlands, Åre, Sweden, Munich, Germany, and even Quebec City, Montreal – which serves as the location of the actual sporting series for the 2012/2013 season. Through Xbox LIVE Arcade, players can fight for the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship title by battling it out with other players worldwide in a race to rule the leaderboards. Since its inception in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has stormed the winter extreme sports scene. Over the past 11 years of this ice cross downhill circuit, there have been more than 1 million spectators attending 24 races in 10 countries, and also watched by millions of cheering fans on television and the web worldwide.