Skate 2 announced for Xbox 360 and PS3. Skate It for DS and Wii with Balance Board support

12 May 2008
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Skate for Xbox 360After the original skateboarding sports game Skate sold over 700,000 copies, its success clearly spelled “sequel”. Electronic Arts today announced Skate 2 is currently in development for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 with a worldwide release date on September 23rd, 2008.

EA also announced Skate It, a new game in the Skate franchise that taps into the heart and soul of being on a skateboard (without actually being on a skateboard, which we all know can be very dangerous). Designed exclusively for the Wii and DS due 2008, Skate It has Nintendo players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls.

The Wii Balance Board that ships with Wii FitSkate It breaks new ground by introducing innovative support for the Wii Balance Board which gives players a fresh way to create their own signature skateboarding style.

“We knew it would be an exciting challenge to bring the soul and feel of skateboarding to the Wii and Nintendo DS,” said Scott Blackwood, Executive Producer Skate franchise. “With fresh new designs and gameplay components built from scratch, we’ve been able to, once again, capture the true experience of skateboarding in a completely innovative way.”

Skate It unleashes the FlickIt revolution on to the Nintendo platforms, letting gamers use the Wii remote or the Nintendo DS stylus to string together their best tricks for the ultimate skate line. The Wii remote becomes a skateboard and reacts to gestures that mirror actual skate flips and moves. Players can also deepen this experience by planting their feet on the Wii Balance Board. Skate It brings the hit Skate franchise to a new level of creative ingenuity and gameplay excellence.

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