Shaun White Snowboarding Goes Portable, DS and PSP Versions Due Out This Holiday

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Shaun White Snowboarding, previously announced for PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, is now also due for release on Nintendo DS and PSP, Ubisoft announced today. Both portable versions will ship day-and-date with the home versions this holiday season on November 16th. Check the following gallery for two first-look screenshots from each version, then hit the jump for detailed lists of the unique features each platform has to offer.

Key features of Shaun White Snowboarding for Nintendo DS:

• Carve Your Path Through Huge Mountain Environments – Create your own runs to suit your personal riding style, and choose your path down four open mountains. Each path offers its own risks, rewards and opportunities. Big airs, dangerous carves, thrilling speed runs and huge challenges await!

• Intuitive Stylus Controls – Be in complete control of your rider using intuitive motion–based controls on the Touch Screen. Simply flick the stylus to jump, draw a circle to spin, or slide it across to control your carves. Experiment with a ton of different combinations and get into the game like never before!

• Wireless Multiplayer for Four – Get your friends together for a snowboarding session using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Up to four players can get in on the action at once – compete in races, point competitions, king of the hill and more.

• Customize Your Rider and Your Gear – You can choose a rider to suit your own personal style and complete challenges to unlock decals. These decals will not only be a way for you to customize your gear and show your accomplishments to the world, but will also help you customize your riding style by granting you new abilities. See a particularly cool sticker on a friend’s board? Trade stickers with your friends over a local wireless connection!

Key features of Shaun White Snowboarding for the PSP system:

• Huge Outdoor World – With five mountains and a variety of slopes, the player will have plenty of room to ride in this outdoor playground.

• Single and Multiplayer Modes – Embark on a solo campaign and explore the wildest mountains of the world, or select and replay specific slope challenges. Innovative multiplayer featuring co-op and competitive modes creates a richer and deeper overall experience.

• Intuitive Controls – Experience a totally intuitive controls scheme, where all tricks and actions are available right from the beginning.

• Unique Scoring System – Speed, trick, slide and carve your way to victory. Points are allotted based on these four actions rather than simply tricking – link these together to increase your skill rewards.

• Skill Development – Earn experience points and build up your rider’s attributes to serve your riding style. Use your board and rider to work in unison to conquer the mountain.

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