- 16 December 2016 | Surfing
UK-based independent studio Climax Studios announced the launch of Surf World Series, a console video game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
In Surf World Series, players will take to the waves to experience the thrill of pure arcade-style surfing. The game will be released in 2017.
Ride monster waves from around the world at five legendary surfing destinations, including the Waimea Bay, the sun-drenched beaches of Hawaii, Bells Beach, and the rugged coastlines of Portugal.
Become a master of the waves, learning increasingly difficult tricks along the way, from nailing kick flips and cutbacks to landing massive aerials (superman and sushi roll) and navigating treacherous tubes.
Trick your way through 45 single player challenges, or carve up the competition online against 15 other players across three different multiplayer game modes.
There will be six playable characters, but you can also rank up and unlock thousands of customization options to stamp your own style on the journey to becoming a surf legend.
"Surfing is an amazing sport that's been pretty underrepresented in games for some time, so we wanted to bring surfing fans a fun, arcade-style experience that's all about mastering waves and racking up huge high scores," says Simon Gardner, CEO of Climax Studios.
"Surf World Series is a celebration of those moments when board and wave work together in perfect harmony."
Surf World Series will be the first console video game featuring surfing and surfers since Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer (2002).