If you've had a chance to download and play the SSX demo (which is currently available on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms), you've had a brief encounter with the new-to-the-series wingsuits.

The glimpse you get is short, and, after seeing the video above, does little to illustrate exactly how awesome of a gameplay mechanic the wingsuits can be. EA Sports recorded some in-game footage to give fans a taste of what's to come, potentially. Here's how the YouTube clip describes their antics:

SSX Creative Director Todd Batty and other dev team members recently competed in a custom Global Event on a 'Race It' drop in the back-country of Patagonia.

The drop required the SSX folks to learn the best route after several trial runs, equip the wingsuit and go completely nuts.

As Todd Batty wrote on the SSX official blog, this was "one of the most amazing and fun gameplay experiences I've had so far in SSX." We can't wait to say the same thing.

SSX will launch for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms on February 28th…that's next Tuesday. Have you folks given it a go yet? What do you think?

[via SSX Blog]

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