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1080 Launches Off the Snow Slope
« on: December 04, 2003, 07:38:42 AM »
Find out what went on at the 1080: Avalanche launch event in the UK last week.

Budding boarders grind their way to glory for the launch of Nintendo GameCube’s snow boarding game 1080° Avalanche!

Saturday 29/11/03 - Lucky contenders from all over the UK went board-to-board at the official Nintendo gaming championship at Xscape indoor snow slope in Milton Keynes to celebrate the launch of the latest snowboarding game, 1080° Avalanche, exclusive to Nintendo GameCube.  Over 700 people got the chance to play this adrenaline fuelled game for free, immediately after launch.

Compered by popular British rider Tim Warwood, contenders from all over the UK came together to compete in the tournament on 1080° Avalanche.  Winner Gavin Cooper glided ahead of the competition to take the title and won an exclusive Nintendo Board Bag, K2 Snowboard, boots and bindings, a Nintendo GameCube and a copy 1080° Avalanche.

Attendees throughout the day were also given the chance to win a mountain load of Nintendo and K2 snowboarding prizes in mini hourly championships and members of the K2 pro-boarding team hung out with people during the event demonstrating their own skills and tricks on the Nintendo GameCube game.    

Launched across Europe on the 28th November, 1080° Avalanche is the ultimate snowboarding game.  It throws many obstacles in the path of the player and gamers must master a huge catalogue of crazy tricks to allow them to slip and slide down the slopes.   Crystal Lake, Golden Forest and other courses offer everything a boarder could want from cheeky tricks to the ultimate speed rush.  Players can also experience a unique character-balancing system, which allows them to keep the on screen character on his or her board.  

1080° Avalanche launched across Europe on 28th November 2003 at the estimated retail price of around 60 euros.