The success of Skate 2 made a sequel inevitable, thus Skate 3 is set to hit shelves in May of 2010.
Though EA's skateboarding titles have yet to approach the level of over-saturation that Activision's Tony Hawk Pro Skater games are known for, the company seemingly wants to switch up the formula. This morning's announcement betrays a distinct focus on community-based gameplay.
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.
"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," adds Skate 3 senior producer Jason DeLong.
Though, I would pay good money for a downloadable LL Cool J.