For years, skateboarding fans could really only turn to Activision's Tony Hawk franchise, but EA changed all that in this generation with their top-notch skating series, Skate .
And thanks to high critical acclaim and solid popularity, yet another installment is headed our way in the spring. Today, EA has announced Skate 3 , where players "can now team up to build the ultimate skate crew in the definitive skateboarding co-op experience." It'll feature offline and online multiplayer, team-based challenges, and the all-new skater's paradise, Port Carverton. Skate 2 was bigger and better than the original and quite simply, you can expect another step in the right direction with Skate 3 . Said Senior Producer Jason DeLong:
"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. 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."
The pre-order incentive is an unlock code that gives you access to the "iconic Black Box Distribution Skate Park, home turf of Zero, Mystery, and Fallen skate teams." The new entry will also boast a "beefed up Hall of Meat mode" plus the entirely new Skate School, so skating fans everywhere should be primed and ready by the time the game releases. It's scheduled to land on store shelves in May.
Related Game(s): Skate 3