London based developers Roll 7 took to the stage at EGX today to announce a sequel to their acclaimed skateboarding title, Olli Olli. Sub-titled Welcome to Olliwood, the game promises many improvements over the first title, which Kyle absolutely loved when he reviewed it back in January.
Our press release reads:
“London based developer Roll7 is proud to announce it is working on a sequel to the twitch score attack hit; OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
The iconic ‘skater’ is going all green-screen and getting radical at Olliwood Studios, plucking him from the street and dropping him squarely in the middle of the Big Screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations.
Gameplay will be massively enhanced with the addition of Ramps, Jumps and Epic Hills allowing for monster air and split level routes.
The much praised OlliOlli combo system is set to be EVEN deeper, through the joy of Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The team are even updating the hallowed ‘Tricktionary’ with new specials including 540 Shuvits, Anti-Casper Flips and Darkslides to name but a few.
To accommodate the sheer volume of action, the ‘skater dude’ and his pixelated world are being given a stunning new art makeover, with clean lines, gorgeous new backgrounds and Über detailed trick animations (over 9000 EXTRA frames of hand drawn goodness!)”
We have been promised 5 new worlds, 50 new amateur and pro levels in addition to 250 new challenges as well as Daily Grind, Spots and RAD modes. OlliOlli2 will also feature a new mode called Combo Rush which on PS4 will be split screen multiplayer with a time limit and players are tasked with ramping up big scores. The Vita version is set to had Ad-Hoc multiplayer.
Slated for a 2015 release, we will bring you more news as soon as we have it. What do you make of not only the news, but the new look?