Skate It - Wii

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Skateboard
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Electronic Arts Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (US/GB)
Released: 21 Nov 2008 (GB)
2008 (US)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
Accessories: Wii Balance Board, Nunchuck


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In 2007, Electronic Arts sent a serious shot across the bow of the skateboarding genre - and, more specifically, Activision's Tony Hawk franchise - with skate. Not content with shaking things up on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the publisher has brought its critically lauded title, famous for its tight controls and realistic moves, to the Wii and DS.

The game takes place in a San Vanelona (the city of the first game) shaken and damaged by earthquakes. This means that you'll have a broken cityscape to shred, unchained from the hassle of pedestrians. It won't be all broken asphalt and bent road signs, however. The game will also have you jetting off all over the world to places like Paris.

A senior team from EA's Black Box studio, the developer behind the PS3 and 360 games, has worked in tandem with EA Montreal to produce Skate It, working to ensure that this isn't a port crammed onto the Wii, but a standalone title built around the unique opportunities provided by the Wii.

Players will be given three control options - the Wii Remote alone, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk and, of course, the Balance Board and Wii Remote. The controls have been designed, like those of the first skate game, to keep the player experiencing as close to real life action as possible.

Making a return is the Instant Replay option, enabling players to watch their best moves played back. Because skating isn't always a solo activity, Skate It is also supported with a range of multi-player modes.


Skate It - Wii Artwork

Skate It - Wii Artwork

Skate It - Wii Artwork

Skate It - Wii Artwork