Microsoft and RedLynx have set up a page with info on the user-created portion of the DLC. Those who submit the top three tracks will earn $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000, respectively. You see how lucrative games can be, mom? Do you see now?
We spoke with the folks at RedLynx about the DLC, but they could not offer us a definitive launch date or price yet. Instead, we learned that Big Thrills will include "three new achievements with 50 more gamer points available, bringing Trials HD and its two DLCs to a total of 300."
Trials HD - Big Thrills lets gamers put their tracks into the game - literally.
July 20, 2010 (Helsinki, Finland) - Gamers demanded it, and today RedLynx delivered, finally revealing Trials HD - Big Thrills, the hotly anticipated next expansion pack for its best-selling, award-winning Xbox LIVE Arcade game.
"Ever since we released the first Trials HD expansion, gamers have demanded more," said Antti Ilvessuo, the game's lead designer and creative director of RedLynx.
"They email us every day, they post on our message boards, and lately they've started calling my house and chasing me down the street," he said. "With this announcement, I can now emerge from hiding and get back to making games."
Forty new levels
With forty new professional tracks lovingly crafted by RedLynx's level designers, the new expansion will bring a whole new world of obsessive challenge and bone-crushing gameplay to the game's large and loyal fan base.
Unique with this release, RedLynx will also include ten user-created tracks, fully credited and featured right alongside the professional levels created by RedLynx. Everyone whose track is included will in addition receive cash or prizes, as well as in-game credit.
"We're thrilled - no pun intended - to present this contest with our partners at Microsoft," said Tero Virtala, CEO of RedLynx. "We couldn't think of a better way to give back to our fans than to give them the opportunity to have their work featured right alongside ours in the next expansion of the legendary Trials HD game."
Gamers can visit BigThrillsContest.com to view the rules, the prizes, and the process for submitting a track for inclusion in the Trials HD - Big Thrills expansion pack.
Trials HD - Big Thrills is scheduled for a Q4 release.
About Trials HD
Trials HD for Xbox LIVE Arcade is a full-featured, physics-based motorcycle racing game with more than 50 tracks, amazing HD graphics, and dozens of hours of challenging gameplay. It offers two unique game modes, customizable riders, unlockable bikes, global rankings, in-game friend scores, and more. Trials HD has been named the best Nordic Game of 2010 among the Best Downloadable Game by the Xbox LIVE Community, among other awards.
RedLynx Ltd. is a multiplatform game developer and publisher based in Helsinki, Finland. Since its founding in 2000, it has published more than 100 games on many platforms, including Xbox™ Live Arcade, Nintendo DS™, Sony PSP®, Apple iPhone®, Apple Macintosh®, PC, web, interactive TV, and mobile phones.
RedLynx and Trials HD are trademarks of RedLynx. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.