Among the chaos that was E3 I was offered a spot with Ubisoft to try out Trials Rising, the next installment of the exciting platform based racing game in which physics are crucial to playing. It’s a little hard to believe that Trials Fusion was released back in 2014, I remember vividly trying my best at Fusion for hours on end trying to get every achievement. With my time with Rising I very much enjoyed the direction they’re taking with this game.

Another writer, Chris, and I got to try out the new tandem bike, in which one player controls the back of the bike while the other controls the front. I can assure you with the utmost certainty that this bike alone will make for some of the funniest lets plays you will find in quite some time. Chris and I found ourselves bickering at each other figuring out how much momentum we should put towards one jump. Around midway through the level the developer informs us that we were able to press a button and launch out of the bike.

It’s safe to say that one of us used that button very generously at the expense of the other.

I then got to try out some of the extreme levels and oh my goodness did they live up to the challenge again. Trying to hold in my patience I asked to try another level in which he happily obliged. One of the talking points I was very interested in was that they consulted with several individuals who are very big in the community for playing Trials on what would make great features in the final game. I very much respected the thought they had for the communities input as it brings a more personal touch to the game.

The game will feature 4 player offline multiplayer, online multiplayer, challenges, and contracts. In a surprising move, they had also announced the game will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch on the same time as all other consoles which is always refreshing from a 3rd party. All in all, Trials Rising is definitely the next step for the series as it focuses more on perfecting the play style while keeping what makes the game so great in tact and that’s absolute chaos.

Trials Rising will be coming to Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC February 2019.