Skate 3 News Post

Skateboarding Just Became the Ultimate Team Experience

Vancouver, British Columbia – September 15, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the next title in the company’s landmark skateboarding franchise: SKATETM 3, and confirmed that it will ship in May 2010. SKATE 3 breaks new ground by taking all of the camaraderie and competitive excitement of real-life skateboarding and brings it to the hands of gamers. Whether online or offline, players can now team up to build the ultimate skate crew in the definitive skateboarding co-op experience. In SKATE 3, players take part in team-based challenges, compete against rival crews and leave their mark on the all-new skater’s paradise, Port Carverton.

“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,” said Senior Producer, Jason DeLong. “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.”

Players who pre-order SKATE 3 get an unlock code that gives them exclusive access to the iconic Black Box Distribution Skate Park, home turf of Zero, Mystery, and Fallen skate teams. Black Box Distribution was founded in 2000 by Jamie Thomas, and houses and distributes some of skateboarding’s biggest selling brands .Pre-orders are available now at http://skate.ea.com or at participating retailers nationwide.

SKATE 3 features an all-new co-op mode where teammates can complete challenges together while advancing each other’s careers. From rewarding epic bails and fails with a beefed up Hall of Meat mode to honing your craft with the all-new skate.School, players of all skill levels have multiple ways to “kill it” in the game. The franchise also continues to raise the bar for user created content with the skate.Create feature suite, an innovative toolset that empowers gamers to truly express their skate style by creating their own graphics, videos, and skate parks.

SKATE 3 is being developed by Black Box, an Electronic Arts studio. SKATE 3 will be released on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system in May 2010. More information can be found at http://skate.ea.com or follow us on Twitter at Hippyjump.

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# 1 Steve_OS @ 09/15/09 07:58 PM
Love this series.
# 2 Steve_OS @ 09/15/09 08:00 PM
# 3 Shinyhubcaps @ 09/15/09 09:25 PM
So so psyched, so psyched, so psyched!

Never in my life have I invested so much time into a video game as I have Skate and Skate 2. What's more is that they're adding new tricks that I suggested, oh, I don't know, the day Skate 2 came out.

There are things I liked about the original that were done differently in Skate 2, but I admit, just the prospect of another game... they can change around some stuff, and as long as they don't completely screw it up, it's a first-day buy for me.
# 4 Spear @ 09/15/09 09:41 PM
I wonder if those will be the graphics in game.

If so, that will be quite the upgrade!
# 5 Whitesox @ 09/15/09 09:42 PM
DOOOOOO WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Seriously, give me a new place to skate, and you give me more seemingly endless hours of fun.
# 6 BlueNGold @ 09/15/09 09:45 PM
It's cool there's another skate coming out but I think I'm good with skate 2 still. I actually haven't played it in a loooong time.
# 7 Steve_OS @ 09/15/09 09:49 PM
For those interested, the HD version of the clip is at our OS Youtube channel.

# 8 LionsFanNJ @ 09/15/09 10:21 PM
Nice i'm really gonna like this one, especially if its anything like 2, team idea sounds nice as well
# 9 Shinyhubcaps @ 09/16/09 12:42 AM
Originally Posted by Spear
I wonder if those will be the graphics in game.

If so, that will be quite the upgrade!
In terms of graphics, both games have been solid except framerate, which at times is drop-dead awful.

On a side note, there is a slight mention of a skatepark creator, so... yeah, can't wait to see how that pans out.

On another side note, how does everyone feel about their release schedule?

1- November 2007
2- January 2009
3- May 2010

Seems quite arbitrary, but it works.
# 10 Whitesox @ 09/16/09 09:20 AM
If they realease a Skate Park Creator, and then have a place to upload it...it will be more than amazing.
# 11 jWILL253 @ 09/17/09 10:58 PM
Man, now you can alter a fliptrick midway to create a new one?

# 12 calcutta @ 09/18/09 04:04 AM
I'm all for more Skate, as long as there is no more S.K.A.T.E.

Originally Posted by Shinyhubcaps
On another side note, how does everyone feel about their release schedule?

1- November 2007
2- January 2009
3- May 2010

Seems quite arbitrary, but it works.
The first Skate was released in September 2007, which makes it a 16-month gap between each release.

I'm surprised it isn't an annual title already (it is EA after all ).

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