Skate It rolls to Wii, DS Nov. 19

EA wheels out Nintendo-platform editions of last year's disruptive debut into the skateboarding genre next month.

Just because something is counterculture doesn't mean it can't use a bit of a shake-up every now and then. Skateboard-enthused gamers sent that message loud and clear to Activision last year, as EA's debut Skate outsold Activision's latest annual installment in the long-running Tony Hawk franchise by a wide margin. The move prompted Activision to sit the console editions of Tony Hawk out in 2008, with EA also taking until 2009 to deliver Skate 2.

For EA's part, the game maker still has something for the skateboarding sect this year. Today, the publisher said that the balance board-enabled Wii edition of Skate It will join its Nintendo DS counterpart on store shelves beginning November 19.

Developed by EA Montreal and Black Box, Skate It will adapt the formula first seen last year to accommodate both Nintendo platforms' unique control schemes. On the Wii, gamers will have the option of controlling their tricks with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk or the Wii Balance Board. The DS edition will use the stylus to "string together" tricks.

Check out GameSpot's previous coverage for more on the Wii and DS editions of Skate It.

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19 comments
jjdomo
jjdomo

Did you read the article? It's called disruptive because: "EA's debut Skate outsold Activision's latest annual installment in the long-running Tony Hawk franchise by a wide margin" It would be like if a new NFL game came in and outsold Madden.

BtmnHatesRbn
BtmnHatesRbn

The story's by-line calls this game "disruptive". That means it made an impact on the genre or video game industry in general. Where? This game is about as "disruptive" as the 10,000 other titles out there. In fact, at the Wal-Marts in the Las Vegas area, this game is in the $20 box! Furthermore, with my gamer friends, over 50 personally, and over 200 or so I know of that just meet at places like game stores, nobody's even heard of the title. Jeers for GameSpot for hyping something that has no hype. Cheers to EA for making a game.

Hugomanen
Hugomanen

How does the player pull off a 360 on a balance board? I like the concept but i have a real hard time envisioning it?

doctorwang12
doctorwang12

this looks pretty sweet i mite have 2 check it out

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

games on the wii are pretty bad.no mgs,no halo,no gta no nothing.zelda will probably soon leave the wii

firehawk998
firehawk998

Skate on the DS. This should be loads of fun.

craigshrmp
craigshrmp

this game looks way better than the 360 version. Now you can sakte almost for real

Toro_Nev
Toro_Nev

I want to get it for the DS.

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

lol those boards are going to break.

gamerfreak1991
gamerfreak1991

IDC about Skate It, I want skate. 2 on the 360 right now!!

dylanisbored
dylanisbored

i loved skate on the 360 and i cant wait to play it on the wii and ds =)

Autolycus
Autolycus

skating is hard in real life, dont expect to be that hard in a video game. that would ruin the experience for most posers wearing element out there...

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

im definately gonna try this one for the wii. my balance board is collecting dust and could use a little love

Robio_basic
Robio_basic

Very very curious to see how this handles on the balance board. If it works well it'll be a must own.

bobazz
bobazz

im getting it for both wii/ds

WllDan7
WllDan7

Can't wait to play it.