Just when Tony Hawk looked happy, EA’s skating badboy skate 3 shows up in all its Kick Push glory. Hawk’s franchise under Activision has always thrived from the lack of competition, over the years arguably showing its age. Since the arrival of EA’s skate, Activision’s skateboarding sim has attempted to break away from the competition to reinvent itself (see: Tony Hawk’s Ride).
With skate 3 on the horizon, just how much will it offer to distance itself from Ride? Hit the jump and find out.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the next title in the company’s landmark skateboarding franchise: SKATETM 3, and confirmed that it will ship in May 2010. SKATE 3 breaks new ground by taking all of the camaraderie and competitive excitement of real-life skateboarding and brings it to the hands of gamers. Whether online or offline, players can now team up to build the ultimate skate crew in the definitive skateboarding co-op experience. In SKATE 3, players take part in team-based challenges, compete against rival crews and leave their mark on the all-new skater’s paradise, Port Carverton.
Well, it seems like team-based skateboarding’s the order of the day for skate 3. Good thing no cheap peripheral attachments are in sight. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes our way.
skate 3 is slated for release on May 2010.