Shaun White Skateboarding rolling out this holiday

Ubisoft Montreal screwing wheels to Olympic gold medalist's board for "action sports" title on unspecified platforms later this year.

Shaun White's gravity-defying snowboarding exploits have already earned him a sports game from Ubisoft (as well as a couple of Olympic gold medals). As it turns out, the red-coiffed dynamo is equally prone to feats of airborne wonder on smoldering pavement as he is on fresh powder. Today, Ubisoft announced that it will complement its Shaun White Snowboarding line of games with Shaun White Skateboarding.

For branding purposes, Shaun White probably shouldn't get a haircut.

In development at Ubisoft's sprawling Montreal campus, Shaun White Skateboarding is slated to arrive for unspecified platforms this holiday season. Ubisoft offered very little information on what gamers can expect from the new title, saying only that it would "provide an innovative twist and fresh take on the skateboarding and action-sports genre."

Ubisoft's latest X Games venture will face stiff competition in the increasingly crowded skateboarding genre. In May, EA will release the Black Box-developed Skate 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Despite a poor critical reception and questionable commercial success, Activision will also be returning later this year with a new installment in its peripheral-based Tony Hawk Ride series.

The publisher has yet to announce whether it will release a new installment in its Shaun White Snowboarding franchise this year. The series got off to an uneven start in 2008, when critics responded favorably to Shaun White Snowboarding on the Wii but panned the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions. In 2009, Ubisoft returned to the slopes with Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage as a Wii exclusive, a game that received generally positive reviews.

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2x4b96123
2x4b96123

lol, to people who are saying tony should stop making the games... he is getting paid by the publisher to continue the endorsements.. he isn't losing money.. he's barely involved in the game-making process... so why not? and Amped1&2 and 1080 snowboarding are some good snowboarding franchises from awhile back.

Nauticshadow
Nauticshadow

I bet he has made a grilled cheese at least once or twice in his life too. So does that mean that there's gonna be a Cooking Mama featuring Shaun White also? He probably drives a car also! Shaun White Driving Simulator! gimme a break Ubi and keep making action games like Splinter Cell. EA has ya the sports world pinned down already

StephenBassford
StephenBassford

Do Special Editions come with a piece of his red hair?

firehawk998
firehawk998

EA SKATE > then TONY HAWK RIDE AND SHAUN WHITES GAMES.

Dan21278
Dan21278

I see a game called "Ride" in your future Shaun

thorughfire
thorughfire

@CaptainHerlock lmfao.The only good Snowboarding game imo is SSX Tricky,that was a sick game.I have yet to see a snowboarding game that sick.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@thorughfire It's a paycheck to him. "No way man! Snowboarding will never sell out to the man!". Looks like it will if the price is right.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

I had a good laugh when that snow boarder at the Olympics said he was so "anti-establishment" and then he fell right on his butt. Snowboarders and skateboarders always say they won't "sell out to the man", all the while riding Nike skateboards, using Apple iPhones, Twittering on Dell computers, while playing video games on their Microsoft XBoxs. Guess what, you sold out a long time ago.

Assassin1349
Assassin1349

@ thorughfire What are you talking about? Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and 4 improved over 1 and 2.

lhscouchmonster
lhscouchmonster

what you have to remember is that the guy on the cover has nothing to do with the actual game. they needed a face and they bought one. im reserving judgment til i see a review. the skate genre has stalled recently

thorughfire
thorughfire

He doesnt even skateboard professionally so its stupid.Tony Hawk hasnt been good since the first 2 games,Trust me I have been a fan and owned the first 2 games and a few after and all are disapointing. Tony Hawk needs to kill his video game franchise for now.Come up with some sick ideas and add that,Dont release a half ass skate game.

hangyourcross
hangyourcross

Needs to offer something that THPS and Skate already does not. ... Which will be pretty hard. Plus they need to make it a better game than the snowboarding was. Oh and as someone already said, can we please have a new SSX, preferably one more similar to Tricky/3.

metalkid9
metalkid9

The "I" looks like a candle. If you looks closer and remove the "skateboarding" it looks like a barbershop game

shaddix55
shaddix55

If they can improve on the last GOOD Tony Hawk game... like Tony Hawk American Wasteland, then sure... by all means bring in Shaun White. BUT nothing will compare to the Skate series

SpotonRisotto
SpotonRisotto

Hopefully they do a better job than his snowboarding. They need a new skate or die. :D

Frankasti
Frankasti

If they make something better than Skate, I swear to god I s*** my pants. I think I'll stay clean on this one...

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

could be ok if they can make something awesome like thps4 but I doubt it will be very good. Also why can't ea make a new awesome ssx? no snowboarding games has been close to ssx tricky for fun.

Frankasti
Frankasti

This is gonna be as bad as shaun white snowboarding...

cornerback3
cornerback3

Skating boarding games just need to look back at the Tony Hawk games from Underground to earlier. Those were real skateboarding games. Also what happened to SSX? Easily the best snowbaording games (well except On Tour and Blur) yet they don't make one on PS3 or xbox360 and they make Shaun White Snowboaring which...well...isn't all that good..

ButterBunz
ButterBunz

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Trogeton
Trogeton

I bet it will sell very well

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

I rather have a game featuring Carrot Top....

comb5
comb5

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ScreamDream
ScreamDream

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otanikun
otanikun

Um...what? Destroy your name little by little some more Tony Hawk, I used to respect you when I was a kid.

thrice00
thrice00

I hope they don't do it arcade like the snowboard. I don't want Simulation but realism is needed in *most* game

jasongm
jasongm

Your kidding me? Tony Hawk will release his disappointing Ride 2? Wow you think he'd learn by now.

snake3rules
snake3rules

coming soon ... tony hawk ice hockey.

Flint247
Flint247

What if this is better than Tony Hawk games? :O

nightshade869
nightshade869

I desperately want a good skate board or snow board game. I hope they actually take the time to make it good. I will support it only if it is actually enjoyable.

Camym
Camym

I never saw him Shaun white skate.... so I wouldn't know much about that, but I can definitely say that at snowboarding Half-Pipe, Shaun white has no competition, and if you saw his Olympic runs, you could clearly see that he was not over scored and in a league of his own.

XanderKage
XanderKage

Am I really the only one who thinks this dude is waaay overrated when it comes to skateboarding? I can't say much about his Olympics performance (haven't seen any), and he is pretty good at snowboarding (he's still way overscored - but he is also still better then most other guys), but at skateboarding? Guys like Tony Hawk busted their asses (literally) to elevate the sport to the level it's in now, and White just waltzes in, with his mediocre skateboarding skill, expecting to shovel in medals just on sheer hype? And the worst thing is - he DOES. Not to mention his previous game sucked, don't know why he thinks this one'll be any better...

Darkness7089
Darkness7089

When will this guy learn that he fails at making any kind of a decent video game? Every game he happily stamps his name onto the title of fails. It's like a warning label at this point.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

In a way having that infamous hair was a very good idea business wise. If his career ever wanes, god forbid, he can pull a Britney and shave his head. Boom! Instant press coverage all over again!

PepitoneConQues
PepitoneConQues

@moose3469 He did get a gold medal in skateboarding, XGames 2007 Vert

Gutz_Berzerker
Gutz_Berzerker

He does skate, and just because people know him for snowboarding doesn't mean he can't do two things, they're not that far removed. Hopefully they learned from their mistakes with the first game but as it felt a lot like a skating game I think it could work. But ubisoft is a good house and I'll at least try almost anything they put out, unlike some houses like trayarch who just suck and can't even make a copy of a blockbuster game fun.

zMd113
zMd113

WHO KEEPS BUYING HIS GAMES? seriously stop the madness! i like Shaun White too but i never bought one of these crappy games!

moose3469
moose3469

Ill buy it when he gets a gold medal in skateboarding... nice try.

IsaacMG
IsaacMG

erm... he is a skater too. since... always.

Metroid827
Metroid827

NO! Shaun White is a SNOWboarder and that's what everyone knows him as!