Skate


Skate
Skate frontcover large vnUQH4zS8HfEsop.jpgAmerican Boxart
DeveloperEA Black Box
PublisherElectronic Arts
GenreExtreme Sports
PlatformsSep 12, 07 [NA]
Sep 14, 07 [EU]
Sep 20, 07 [AU]
ESRB RatingTeen

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.

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[edit] Storyline

[edit] Controls

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.

[edit] Recognition

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.

[edit] Sequels

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.

[edit] The Layout of San Vanelona

San Vanelona is layed out into four main areas:

Downtown
The Res
Old Town
The Suburbs


[edit] See Also

Last edited by Frost on 4 May 2010 at 12:59
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