This morning, Ubisoft announced the existence of Shaun White Skateboarding. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Shaun White Skateboarding will arrive during the holiday season of 2010.
Ginger-headed Olympian Shaun White is no stranger to gaming. His Shaun White Snowboarding games have proven very successful. White is also uniquely qualified to lend his name/expertise to both a snowboard game and a skateboarding title--he's the first athlete to win gold medals in both skateboarding and snowboarding at the Summer and Winter X Games.
"I can't describe how excited I am about the skateboard game,” said Shaun White in a statement. “We've been working on it for a while now and it's ready to melt minds."
Mind-melting aside, it seems to me that the field of skateboarding games is pretty full. You got Tony Hawk, and the Skate franchise-- is there really room for another game where you attach wheels to a plank and try to do flips?
As for what will set Shaun White's entry into the sub-genre apart from his peers, we're not sure yet. It's a little early for full details, but as soon as we get them, we'll pass them on. Until then, check out the White's official game site.