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Skate spin-off coming to DS, Wii, Skate 2 confirmed

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Electronic Arts is set to bring a spin-off from Skate for both Wii and DS, tentatively titled Skate It.

The original version trounced all over Tony Hawk by heavily focusing on dual-analogue stick control for stuns and moves. It was bastard hard at first but worth the blood, sweat and tears if you stuck with it.

"We knew it would be an exciting challenge to bring the soul and feel of skateboarding to the Wii and Nintendo DS," said Scott Blackwood, Executive Producer.

"With fresh new designs and gameplay components built from scratch, we've been able to capture the true experience of skateboarding in a completely innovative way."

By innovative, he means the game will use the Touch Screen controls of the DS and the motion sensor on Wii. In addition, the Balance Board will be an optional accessory on the home console.

Separately, Skate 2 is also in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. So if you're not a Wii or DS owner, don't feel too dejected. Your blood, sweat and tears will soon be demanded by the series again.

Check out both Wii and DS screens. Here's a freebie:

Courtesy of CVG.

May 12, 2008

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