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Skate 3 Grinds Into Stores On May 11

After the colossal disappointment that was Tony Hawk: Ride, EA has a clear path to take the skateboarding crown with its critically acclaimed Skate franchise.

The third entry has been confirmed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; it will launch in North America on May 11 and internationally on May 14. EA's Black Box studio was at the helm for this one, and it features a definite emphasis on team-based gameplay, as well as co-op and competitive online modes. The popular Skate Park editor should also prove to be a definite crowd-pleaser and oh yes, we get an all new default setting for our endless bag of tricks: instead of San Vanelona - the park we had in the first two Skate games - we'll get the all new Port Carverton. It's a "skater's paradise" that gives the player free reign; sort of a contrast to some of the more hostile areas found in San Vanelona. For fans of the sport, quite a few big names will be included in the game to add to the authenticity. You can find the full list and a trailer through the link above but for the record, we'll see guys like Mark Appleyard, Chris Cole, Ryan Gallant, Jerry Hsu, Lucas Puig, Ryan Smith, and Danny Way.

Skateboarding fanatics will definitely want to sign on for this one, even though it may face some tough competition in May. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Red Dead Redemption are only two big titles slated for that month...

Related Game(s): Skate 3

3/18/2010 9:05:54 PM John Shepard

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Comments (17 posts)

laxpro2001
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:15:42 PM
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Sweet I've been dying to pick up skate ever since the first one came out... at least now I have more incentive since this iteration will be fairly new once I return to the states.

I just hope they don't turn this into another cash cow series when the first few are good and then they come out with 10 more un-needed ones.

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whiskeytango74
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:25:40 PM
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well the first one was good. the second one was better than the first. so if the third one is even better i think i just may have to pick it up

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Hezzron
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:26:18 PM
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I'm sorry Skate. Call me prejudiced, but I can't look at you and not think "Ugh, another Tony Hawk".

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erislocker
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:37:03 AM

thats what i thought...
i totally laughed at their attempt to differentiate by having the flick-it technology in the remote.
then i downloaded the demo for the first entry. and still i laughed. 3 days later i found myself paying for it at the Gamestop register...

i am quite convinced of it. and planning to buy part 3...

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Hezzron
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:54:55 PM

Hmmm......Skate 2 goes for about $20 new here. Maybe I'll check that out. Thanks for the tip.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:41:50 PM
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I just want a new Jet Set Radio.

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Danny007
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:49:43 PM
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I'm just sitting here waiting for this to delayed like every other game I want.

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Milonakis
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 11:42:39 PM
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If I want to skate I'll bust out the tech deck dudes.

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___________
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 2:00:29 AM
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the last skateboarding game i actually enjoyed was TH pro skating i think the first one.
you know the one where you had to collect letters i think it was, and the first level had a ramp with a glass cage above it and the letter was in there.
god surprised i can remember that far back, and i cant even remember what i had for breaky this morning.

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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:31:06 AM
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Well congrats to all the skate fans, me I am terrible at skateboarding games. Not sure why, just couldn't get into it and I wasn't a quick learner for most skating games, so I have to pass.

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Beamboom
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 7:35:22 AM
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PoP I'll easily leave for the railworkers to enjoy but Red Dead is #1 on the expectation scale that month, with Skate 3 as a very close #2. It's such a chill game to play with a buddy or two, doing the coop-challenges or just make up our own challenges. I can not think of a better suited sunday chill game.
There's ONE thing I expect from Skate this time though, and that's that they get rid of those darn frequent zone/map loading. If they managed that in GTAIV they surely must be able to do the same with Skate. Other than that "more of the same" is good enough...!

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Alienange
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 9:31:09 AM
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Tony Hawk Ride has an Amazon trade in value of $12. I think Skate is the way to go...

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rogers71
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:57:01 AM

The fact that they would even give 12 dollars for that paperweight is amazing.

My son got Ride for Christmas. He has played it twice. I thought about putting some wheels on it so it would actually be used but it looks too pretty just sitting under my sons dresser. Think I will just leave it there.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:06:42 PM

I've seen TH: Ride at Target for 29.98. Still too much.

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Alienange
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 4:36:29 PM

LOL rogers71. Do your son a favor and put the wheels on there. That's hilarious.

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dwl3000
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:49:25 PM
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Cool, Me and my buddies at teenskate_com were just talking about when this was going to be released.

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Jian2069
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:59:53 PM
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This has been confirmed for months and there's tons of videos of it on youtube, but I think this is the first of the official release date.

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