EA Black Box today confirmed the release date for Skate 3
, now set to hit store shelves in North America on May 11th
and Europe on May 14th.
The game will expand of the previous Skate
titles, continuing to expand the gameplay and scope wider and wider. This time around, the setting is the all new Port Carverton, a new city built from the ground up as a total skater's paradise. The game will focus far more on co-operative gameplay and creating a team of skaters either offline or over Xbox LIVE.
Check the Related Story link below for more information about what's new in Skate 3
, but here's what else EA Black Box have said today:
“Since the very beginning of the Skate franchise, we have captured the true essence skateboarding, be it from the feel of nailing that perfect trick, to the feeling of just hanging out and sessioning with your friends,” said Jason DeLong, Senior Producer. “For us, SKATE 3 is the culmination of this endeavor – the most connected, accessible and social skateboarding experience yet.”
In the all-new Skate.School, Coach Frank acts as a mentor and teaches newcomers the ropes by showing them all the ins-and-outs of skateboarding as they hone their skills on the sticks before hitting the streets with their team. Veterans will also feel right at home in Skate.School as they refresh their skills but also learn all the new tricks SKATE 3 has to offer including darkslides and underflips.
Gamers can hit the streets with the pros in the all-new city of Port Caverton – a true skater’s paradise with unique districts, skate parks, and endless lines. For fans with a creative flair, the new Skate.Park editor allows gamers to create their own dream plaza or mega-ramp park from scratch or use the Object Dropper to alter the landscape of Port Carverton to truly change the face of the city. In the end, SKATE 3 delivers a completely immersive and connected experience giving gamers the tools to build and share their own skate parks, videos, and photos with all their friends by uploading them directly from their console or importing custom created graphics & logos from the Skate website.
Also confirmed today is the full roster of skaters that'll be featured in Skate 3
. The list is impressively long, including a number of Skater of the Year winners (as well as plenty of familiar faces from skate.
and Skate 2
): Mark Appleyard, Ray Barbee, Joey Brezinski, Dennis Busenitz, John Cardiel, Mike Carroll, Chris Cole, Jason Dill, Dan Drehobl, Rob Dyrdek, Pat Duffy, Benny Fairfax, Ryan Gallant, Chris Haslam, Jerry Hsu, Josh Kalis, Terry Kennedy, Eric Koston, P.J. Ladd, Colin McKay, Darren Navarrette, Lucas Puig, John Rattray, Andrew Reynolds, Braydon Szafranski and Danny Way, as well as former-skater-current-actor Jason Lee as Coach Frank.
And finally, Black Box have confirmed that there will be a demo for the game before its release, but no date has been set for it yet.