Back during the Nintendo 64 generation, Nintendo EAD released Wave Race 64 and then followed it up a few years later with the extreme sports title 1080° Snowboarding. A second installment called 1080° Avalanche (developed by NST) was then published for the GameCube in 2003.
Since then, Nintendo’s done pretty much nothing with the IP except re-release the original game on its digital services a few times over. So, what’s there to look forward to? Well, there might be a spiritual successor to this series on the way.
Vitei CEO Giles Goddard recently revealed on Twitter how he’s currently prototyping a new snowboarding game. What’s so interesting about this is that he was previously the main programmer and program director of 1080° Snowboarding and various other Nintendo games including Steel Diver on the 3DS and Tank Troopers on the 3DS eShop.
OK real talk.. fund us and I’ll program the best goddam snowboarding game you’ve ever played. #powder #snowboarding #1080
According to Siliconera, it’s unclear if this snowboarding game would recreate the classic one-on-one formula of the original Nintendo series, but Goddard has explained how he wants to see the game released and needs help spreading the word so he can find somebody willing to fund the project.
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