It isn't called "Deadly Descents," anymore. Just in case you were wondering.
The new SSX now has an estimated launch window : January 2012. Also, the game will be playable at E3, which is a good thing, because nobody has seen much in the way of gameplay footage just yet. We do know the reboot will feature a revamped physics mechanic that tries to eliminate any boundaries, which will allow the player to perform tricks off just about any part of the environment. And yes, you may have heard something about a parachute; in fact, you will be able to deploy a wingsuit in mid-air, which lets you clear terrain that isn't passable any other way. Last but not least, you may have to be on the lookout for freak avalanches, as "dynamic snow particles" could generate a potentially deadly scenario. We're still not sure why they dropped the "Deadly Descents" part of the title…maybe it was due to some fan backlash.
That backlash will remain, though; at least until we can lay our eyes on some gameplay.
Related Game(s): SSX