Skate 2 Ships to Retailers: EA Continues to Raise the Bar with the Latest Addition to Its Genre-Defining Franchise
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan 21, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that the highly-anticipated Skate 2 has shipped to retailers worldwide. Skate 2 ups the ante in delivering all the grit, creativity and culture of skateboarding with all-new tricks that allow players to truly skate it their way – on and off the board.
“Skate 2 is the perfect next chapter for the Skate franchise,” said Executive Producer, Scott Blackwood. “We expanded and deepened our original ideas and incorporated feedback straight from our passionate fans. With all new features, more challenges and a rich world, the game continues to celebrate skateboarding, while still innovating the genre in an unparalleled way.”
Skate 2 delivers the white-knuckle, camera shuddering speeds that players crave with breakneck death races. The new Thrasher Hall of Meat mode is the answer for gamers who find spine-tingling enjoyment in bone-crushing wipeouts and bails. For players simply looking for skateboarding action, Skate 2 lets them show-off their style like a pro. Equipped with double the bag of tricks and the ability get off the board to move objects around, players can now create their own epic skate spots which can then be shared and experienced by others around the world.
Skate 2 is developed by Black Box, in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be available on the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and 16+ by PEGI.