The eagerly awaited Transworld Snowboarding for the Microsoft Xbox console will debut on May 22 -24 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 in Los Angeles.

After several months of excellent-rated previews Transworld Snowboarding will be shown for the first time as a playable demo at E3 at both the Microsoft (1246 South Hall) and Infogrames booths (924 South Hall). Transworld Snowboarding will be available for sports gaming enthusiasts worldwide in October 2002, published by a leading global publisher Infogrames Inc.

Transworld Snowboarding combines daring snowboarding realism with vividly entertaining stunts and stunning visual effects. The game covers all aspects of snowboarding from fast-paced boarder cross races to skateboarding style jibbing in more than 20 worldwide locations with ten real life pro riders, accurately 3D modeled down to their clothing and equipment.

“Players can feel both the pressure and pleasure of a snowboarding pro’s life through the treacherous terrain, life-like locations in various countries and the soft powder snow. Exposing new tricks with rails and downed trees to jib and grind plus natural snow kickers, half-pipes and quarter-pipes is truly challenging, and a lot of fun,” said Toni Virhia Marketing Director at Housemarque, the Finnish game developer who built the game.

Transworld Snowboarding offers 1 – 4 player simultaneous play and music chosen specifically to fit the snowboarding lifestyle. The music played in the game exclusively features Apulanta, a popular Finnish rock group poised for international success. -. Apulanta’s electrifying and energetic music has propelled all their albums to platinum sales in Finland and their current release has spent some 60 weeks at #1 on the Finnish charts.

Housemarque’s Transworld Snowboarding was developed by a dedicated group of Housemarque’s professional game developers who are also snowboarding enthusiasts, working with the industry’s top technological tools and methods. Transworld Snowboarding is the first Xbox game developed in Finland. Housemarque is known for it’s highly-rated PC-title Supreme Snowboarding (a.k.a Boarder Zone in the USA); released in 1999 with over 400 000 copies sold to date in over 20 countries worldwide