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On tax day, Skate 3 demo will face-plant onto XBLA and PSN

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 4/6/2010 9:00 PM
The demo for Skate 3 will be available April 15th on the HD console of your choice, ripe for downloading. It seems EA is content to go right ahead in their skateboard game ascendance, leaving the troubled Tony Hawk franchise to, ahem, ride out its own difficulties. Bad puns aside, Skate fans might want to get their taxes done early, just so they don't have one more distraction while frantically filing them last minute.


SKATE 3 DEMO DROPS-IN ON XBOX LIVE MARKETPLACE AND PLAYSTATION NETWORK





REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 6, 2010 – Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the demo for the highly-anticipated SKATE™ 3 will hit Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network on April 15th, 2010. The demo will give players a taste of the University District in the all-new skater’s paradise of Port Carverton. Players will shred through a series of single and multiplayer challenges including Domination, Own the Lot, and the bone-crushing Hall of Meat.



In addition to the modes and challenges, players can learn the ropes or perfect their skills in the all-new Skate.School featuring Coach Frank. Gamers can also sample the all-new object dropper by using 24 different items to tweak and alter the University District to create a personalized demo experience. Once players have that perfect trick nailed, they can capture the moment with the in-game Replay Editor and upload footage of themselves with the Skate series’ immensely popular Skate.Reel.



SKATE 3 is the definitive co-op skateboarding experience as players build the ultimate team to take on unique team challenges, compete against rival crews online and shred the streets. In the end, SKATE 3 takes skateboarding to a new level with more tricks, improved off board actions, and gnarly Hall of Meat carnage.



SKATE 3 hits retailers in North America on May 11th, 2010 and worldwide on May 14th, 2010 and is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and “16+” by PEGI. More information can be found at www.skate.ea.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skate, or follow us on Twitter @ Hippyjump.