Updated: Teaser Trailer Live
Electronic Arts revealed the next title in the Skate franchise: Skate 3. The game is set to ship in May 2010, and aims to "take all of the camaraderie and competitive excitement of real-life skateboarding and brings it to the hands of gamers." Players will be able to team up in a co-op sense to build a skate crew, then take part in team-based challenges, compete against rival crews and "leave their mark on the all-new skater’s paradise, Port Carverton."
“The social and community aspects of the Skate franchise are something we’ve always embraced, but we’ve never done anything to the scale you’re going to see in Skate 3,” said Senior Producer, Jason DeLong in a press release. “We’re giving gamers a very unique experience by providing them with the tools they need to build their ultimate team or to create a team comprised entirely of their online friends. From there, it’s all about proving yourself – teaming up, and throwing down.”
Skate 3 will also offer beefed up opportunities for user created content, allowing players to make their own graphics, videos, and skate parks. The game is in development at EA's Black Box studio, and will be released on the PS3, 360 in May, 2010.
I don't want to play favorites or anything, but I think the battle of the skateboarding games clearly belongs to Skate... Tony Hawk may have the famous name and the dedicated peripheral, but, personally, I have no interest in playing it, where Skate 3 sounds awesome. Which game do you want to try most?
Stay tuned: We'll have Skate 3's first trailer up on the site soon.