Coming out in just two days is Shaun White Skateboarding by Ubisoft. Today a new launch trailer for the game was released, and the game actually looks pretty cool.
Back in the old PlayStation days, which was over a decade ago, I would play many skateboarding games. After awhile they started to get too gimmicky and I simply lost interest.
I can honestly say that, based on the few seconds of gamplay shown in the trailer below, that I’m curious as to how Shaun White Skateboarding plays. From what I can tell it blends the traditional with the ability to transform your surroundings. It’s almost as if you’re a kid in a candy store, and anything is possible.
Per the official press release:
TRANSFORM – Create incredible skate lines using city structures, stretch and twist handrails to dizzying heights, empty fountains to create bowls, make alleys into epic quarter pipes and so much more. New areas are revealed, better skate lines are created and buildings are transformed. Creativity is rewarded with points, gear and new skating opportunities.
INNOVATE – Try your hand at a wide array of tricks hand-picked by Shaun, including his own creation the “Armadillo”
EXPLORE – Extend handrails to dizzying heights as you guide them through massive city districts. Find or create skate spots you’ve only dreamed about while competing in a variety of challenges including race, collect, narrative missions, and many more.
ENGAGE – Jump online to challenge your friends in co-operative or adversarial modes: online or local split-screen
With the game coming out this Sunday, the 24th for console owners (the 28th for PC gamers), and with Target offering gamers three exclusive maps, Shaun White Skateboarding should do quite well.