|Developer||EA Black Box|
|Platforms||Sep 12, 07 [NA]|
Sep 14, 07 [EU]
Sep 20, 07 [AU]
Skate is a 2007 Extreme Sports video game released exclusively for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The game specializes in skateboarding, and is one of the top selling skateboarding video games in the world. Upon its release, Skate greatly outsold skateboarding game, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, which was released around the same date. Multiple sequels have been released for the game since 2007, including Skate 2 in 2009, and Skate 3, which is set to be released in May, 2010.
See also: Skate Achievements
Skate's control scheme is commonly referred to as Flickit Controls. All fliptricks are done using the right analogue stick. To flip the board, the right analog stick is flicked in the way that the skateboard would move his feet. The control scheme is the main area where the Skate series differs from the Tony Hawk series.
Performing grabs uses the same formula. To grab the board with your right hand, use the R button on the controller. The right trigger grabs the right side of the board, and the left trigger grabs the left side of the board. And again, use the right analog stick to twist the board in the direction you like.
IGN.com gave Skate a 9 out of 10, and labeled the game as Outstanding.
Gamespot.com gave Skate a 7.5 out of 10, and labeled the game as Good.
After Skate sold more copies than Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, which was released at a similar time, developers began working on a sequel. In May 2008, Skate 2 was announced. It was released on January 21, 2009.
A spinoff of Skate was also released on the Nintendo DS and Wii, called Skate It. The game was released on both consoles in November 2008.
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