PS Vita exclusive OlliOlli by Roll 7 has been given an official release date by director Tom Hegarty. The indie game will be coming to the PS Vita in North America on January 21st 2014, followed by a European release the following day, on January 22nd 2014. Pricing for the title won’t be revealed until launch, and there won’t be a playable demo for the game, however.
The game’s main mode have also been revealed:
Career Mode: 50 deviously handcrafted levels split between Amateur and Pro, the further you progress the more accuracy and timing you’ll need to reach the adoring crowd at the end of each run.
Each level has five challenges including Combo and Score attacks, and is linked to its own global leaderboard, think you can get that number one spot? Better get practicing…
Spots Mode: Everytime you get to the end of a Level you unlock the corresponding Spot. Spots are also individually linked to their own online leaderboards, the difference being they require you to perform one stupendously large styled combo to reach the end! It’s going to be a case of working out the best possible combination of tricks and grinds that you can fit into the spot’s limited obstacles in order to get the best score. Sam, our lead QA got 157k on Spot1 (see if you can beat that!).
Daily Grind: This mode really heightens the element of competition combined with massive risk. Each day everyone in the world gets the same spot to pull an amazing combo on. You can practice that Spot as many times as you like, but you only get ONE GO to set your score. Slam on your face, or mess up the landing and there’s no second chances! So you better make sure you’re fully focussed before playing it for real!
RAD Mode: RAD mode alludes to the initial concept demo and only allows Perfect Landings and Perfect Grinds. Basically when we first made the game, this was how it played (it’s really punishing). We kinda had to tone things down a little make the game more approachable, but for the hard core pixel skaters out there, this is the ultimate challenge. Beat the game 100% perfect (some of our testers actually lost fingers checking that this mode can actually be done.) We’re not sayin’ how RAD mode is unlocked, but let’s just say you’re going to have to prove you know what you’re doing!