Ubisoft Reveals Shaun White Skateboarding Info
Shaun White may be best known for snowboarding but he now wants to make a name for himself in a similar venue: skateboarding.
Today, Ubisoft has announced new details for Shaun White Skateboarding, which is scheduled to launch this fall for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. The game allows fans of the sport to "transform a dull, lifeless city into their own extraordinary skating playground." More info will be unveiled at E3 but for now, we know that as we grind and flip our way through the aforementioned city, everything comes to life and new areas become available. This creates better skate lines and there's a fair amount of player customization, too; empty fountains to create bowls, morph streets into ramps, twist handrails to crazy heights, etc. The more you create, the more points you will receive, which can be used to nab new skateboarding gear. There will be over 80 skate tricks "hand-picked by Shaun" and of course, it'll feature online and offline competitive multiplayer. Said Nick Harper, the game's Creative Director:
"When we started making the game, we knew we wanted to give players a sense of how skaters see the world; everything is an opportunity. What looks like a handrail to us is really a grind. A park bench is a place to trick, an alley is a quarter pipe, etc. We've taken that idea and expanded it. We wanted to put our own twist on the genre and craft the type of game that allows players to be creative and still have a lot of fun."
Could this be stiff competition for the likes of EA's Skate and Activision's Tony Hawk Skateboarding? We'll have to wait and see but in the meantime, feel free to check out the debut trailer.
Related Game(s): Shaun White Skateboarding
5/25/2010 12:21:13 PM Ben Dutka