Review: Urban Trial Freestyle


Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to demo Urban Trial Freestyle, from Tate Multimedia.  Urban Trial Freestyle is available now via the 3DS eShop for $5.99.  For me, there was an immediate flashback to Excite Bike, and that alone made my heart pitter patter for more.  Starting out, you have your bike, your character, and a city course to explore.  However, as you progress and earn money, you have the opportunity to upgrade.

The physics of the game cane be a bit tricky at times, for example I traveled a good deal of the first course on my back tire leaning more backwards that is humanly possible, but I was able to get a feel for it quickly.  There are also some areas of the course that take some thought to figure out, for example when you have to ride up a wall and flip backwards onto the ledge behind you.  Another fun part is the course creator, another throwback to Excite Bike, and the ability to create seemingly impossible courses for your friends to complete.

The 3D in the game is rather good, as are the graphics and music.  There were times that the terrain started to blend together, but that is normal for me after playing with the 3D on for a while.  If you are a fan of Excite Bike, or biking games that involve physics, this will be the game for you.  Oh yeah, if you buy it by July 4th, you get a 20% discount!



Urban Trial Freestyle™ for Nintendo 3DS Unleashed onto Nintendo eShop!

Discover the game with a new release trailer and a 20% off launch promotion

Paris, France – June 27th2013
Tate Multimedia’s critically acclaimed Urban Trial Freestyleis now available for download on the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system via Nintendo eShop in North America and in Europe, priced at £6.29 in the UK, $6.99 in North America and 6,99 € in Europe. Urban Trial Freestyle marks the debut of a Trials title on Nintendo 3DS.


Urban Trial Freestylefor Nintendo 3DSfeatures the highly anticipated Track Editor as a console exclusive, allowing players to create their own levels with unlimited possibilities.


Tate Multimedia is also delighted to announce that Urban Trial Freestylewill be available in North America with a 20% discount from June 27 through July 4th. This exclusive offer will allow players to grip the excitement of Urban Trial Freestylefor just USD$5.99/CAD 5.59/MXN 69.00. The offer is also extended to fans in Brazil for BRL 11.90.

More about the game:
Urban Trial Freestyle
offers gamers real-life inspired motorbike stunt and racing action, all taking place on the game’s awesome tracks set across 45+ levels within five diverse cityscapes.  The freestyle action continues beyond the tracks, as the game also includes 64 Custom Bike Configurations enabling players to customize their Body, Engine and Wheels options.


Urban Trial Freestyleincludes three single player modes: Time Attack, Challenge and Stunt Mode which tests players’ performance skills for mastering special stunts such as the Highest and Longest Jump, Biggest Flip, Precise Aiming and Speed Check.

Players can challenge friends via a multiplayer asynchronous ghost mode and via leader boards.


Time Check missions, Environmental Objects and Advanced Physics and Dynamic Animations immerse players in all of the action.  As players progress, new tracks are unlocked and custom motorbike parts, trophies and rider outfits become available.

Urban Trial Freestylehas been greatly influenced by the support of Julien Dupont, the “godfather of urban trial freestyle.” Julien Dupont is known around the world for his unique street style and technique, mashing down barriers and setting new records.

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TATE MULTIMEDIA S.A is a French-Polish publisher established in 2000, specializing in creating high quality games covering all forms of medias such as F2P/PC/Browser/Mobile/Tablets as well as games on consoles with major console manufacturers for worldwide publishing and distribution.

Tate Multimedia has two main development studios: Tate interactive and Strangelands. Based in Poland, Tate Interactive is an approved developer worldwide for all existing leading consoles, including SONY PS3, Vita, Microsoft XBOX 360, Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™.   Strangelands, based in the U.K, develops games on IOS, Android, Tablets, Mobile, and other type of handheld devices.

For more information on TATE MULTIMEDIA SA, please visit

© and published 2013 by Tate Multimedia S.A. Developed by Strangelands. Designed by Tate Interactive and powered by Strangelands. All rights reserved. Urban Trial Freestyle logo is a registered trademark of Tate Multimedia S.A.
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