It seemed like yesterday when Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released on the PlayStation One and the Nintendo 64. Busting out almost impossible moves, breaking just about every single bone in the human body, and performing the out most questionable stunts that even Evil Kenevil would be consciously saying to himself, “That’s bullshit…” That was an era of gaming when skateboarding was accepted by everyone aside from emo stoners and surfer people. Folks were attempting to actually skate during this time. After breaking real-life limbs, of course, that fad stopped instantaneously. Then, the series’ quality began to decline and skateboarding became… well, skateboarding. That’s until Skate was released.
If you’re unfamiliar with Skate, this would be a great time to fill a tube-sock with 7000 dried beans and beat yourself until you’re unconscious. It’s probably one of the best skateboarding games out there (even though their really aren’t many besides the Tony Hawk ones). Those of you who are fans of the franchise and can’t wait for the next installment, you’ll be eager to find out that EA today revealed the next title in the company’s skateboarding franchise: Skate 3; Subtle title and to the point – I like it.
Skate 3 comes with a new barrage of additions fit to satisfy followers of the series. Whether online or offline, players can now team up to build the ultimate skate crew in the skateboarding co-op experience. Players will not be able to take part in team-based challenges, compete against rival crews, and leave their mark on the all-new skater’s paradise, Port Caverton.
As an added bonus, those of you who pre-order Skate 3 get an unlock code that gives you exclusive access to the iconis Black Box Distribution Skate Park, home turf of Zero, Mystery, and Fallen skate teams. Don’t expect to take part on any of this until May 2010, though – that’s when the game is scheduled to release on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Long wait? Bet your sweet ass it is.