The lights are on
Shaun White is moving over to video game skateboarding, but his fall title developed by Ubisoft Montreal is anything but another board with wheels.Unlike his snowboarding game, Shaun White skateboarding isn't just about giving you a bunch of challenges tied to locations. In fact, the development team is thinking a little outside the skateboarding box you've become accustomed to over the years in other series like Skate or Tony Hawk.The key to the game (coming for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii) is that while you're skating through the environment, you can transform the world at designated spots. Start sliding a rail and you can shape it anyway you want – while you're still on it – with the left analog stick. Or perhaps you'll create a launch ramp out of the ground so you can ollie and reach a part of the level previous unaccessible. Alternately, that same ramp can be lowered to take you underground so you can skate a short subway segment.
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Shaun White... Skateboarding.
This is a joke right?
honestly just go play skate
Defacing public property for no other reason than to pull off sick tricks all around town? Kids these days.
I haven't fallen in love with a skating game since the Tony Hawk's games stop being Pro Skater. And I don't think I ever will again. Anyway, this, beyond all other things, needs to be completely different from it's predecessor or it will suck. Not just because it would be the same old thing. But because it's predecessor was so awful.
brave move by ubisoft
I don't think I like the idea of changing the level on the go while you are playing, that would be like while racing you can change the track. Now a level creator is cool but having it as part of the game you can change on the go, seems lame.
This looks cool. Only if they can pull it off though. I believe in Ubisoft.
I can't really tell(maybe I'm a little slow) but I hope that is sarcasm about the changing race track thing.
Skate has the market. Unless you want to make bad games to make skate look better by comparison, save the money and shelve this project
woah. that's an awesome idea! it needs to work right, but there is definitely loads of potential
this looks interesting and dumb at the same time. if shaun white wasn't the character then maybe i would find it more acceptable
i guess this is for fans of his snowboarding game and its gameplay, plus his new found teenybop fans thanks to the olympics, x-gaymes and marketing...i cant imagine any other reason why anyone would play this over skate.
As a fan of Skate, I don't think that Shaun White is trying to necessarily compete on the same turf. In that sense, I think it's smart that they are trying to go a different direction. I like the idea of the game, but I haven't got my hands on the trick system - that could be the key...
He should probably stick with snowboarding, but it's cool that he's taking advice from Tony Hawk and getting involved in the Video game market.
sry skate wins