It's no big surprise that when it gets close to a big conference (Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco) that developers will taunt us with new screens.

Earlier today EA released some details on their upcoming port of “Skate It” to the iPhone. If you’re not a console gamer, Skate It was the skate board for the Wii and/or DS that has gotten high marks. The iPhone version's release date is set for May 2010.

Here's the video for the DS version of the game:

If the screenshots are any indication it’s going to look impressive, but we will have to wait and see how it plays.

Key Features

  • FEEL IT & PICK UP AND PLAY LIKE IT'S FOR REAL: We've maxed out the potential of your accelerometer and gesture controls. Get a real feel of a true skate experience as you conquer the skater nirvana that is "San Vanelona" or roll through real-world locations.
  • FLICK- IT & LAND YOUR TRICKS: Use the revolutionary touchscreen Flick-it controls to pull off ollies, kickflips, heelflips, Pop Shuvits, and more.
  • BE IT & LIVE THE LIFE OF THE PROS: Freeskate as a selected pro skater, or as your own customized guy or girl. Score Personal Bests in Career mode, and get sponsorships and perks galore.
  • KILL IT & UNLOCK STUFF: Own challenges and KILL them to get the really good stuff — from new boards to outfits. Unlock fresh skate spots, too. Gain enough gear and create your own killer skate park.
  • FILM IT & SEE YOUR SKILLS IN ACTION: Capture every sick line or epic bail on camera. Replay footage to view your mastery or just for your own amusement.
  • KICK IT TO YOUR OWN TUNES: You can even shred to a soundtrack from your own music library.

Screenshots


The expectations on our forums are high with most people hoping for better controls then other the skate games on the iPhone.

  • Deewin

    Looks good but I lost interest in these types of skateboard games after Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. On a related note does anyone remember that finger skateboard game from illusion labs? It was a cool idea but I hated the limited view and never bothered getting the controls down. My guess is that there will be an ipad version for that coming out :-)

    • http://www.mrbaconpants.com Jason Mosley

      Are you talking about Touch Grind?

    • SalsaMD

      I hope an ipad version of Touchgrind is not simply the same view with a larger screen, but rather the addition of a 3d world, using the same controls.

    • Deewin

      also what ever happened to the EA studio that was focused on only make 99 cent titles? I'm guessing it didn't work out too well for them.

      • mike

        focused on 99c shovelware... why? it doesn't make anysense... these are pretty decent games.. I'll be deep in Final Fantasy 2 for quite a while and minimum wage in N/A is anywhere from 5-9 dollars... so...do the math.. you work for one hour you can afford 10-20+ hrs of gameplay. Stop whining.

      • Deewin

        @mike I never implied their one game was shovelware, you did.

    • http://tapanapp.tk Airplaneguru

      Yes, the devs of touchgrind ARE GOING TO BE RELEASING AN IPAD VERSION!!!! I confirmed it with them.

  • Deewin

    Looks good but I lost interest in these types of skateboard games after Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. On a related note does anyone remember that finger skateboard game from illusion labs? It was a cool idea but I hated the limited view and never bothered getting the controls down. My guess is that there will be an ipad version for that coming out :-)

    • http://www.mrbaconpants.com Jason Mosley

      Are you talking about Touch Grind?

    • SalsaMD

      I hope an ipad version of Touchgrind is not simply the same view with a larger screen, but rather the addition of a 3d world, using the same controls.

    • Deewin

      also what ever happened to the EA studio that was focused on only make 99 cent titles? I'm guessing it didn't work out too well for them.

      • mike

        focused on 99c shovelware... why? it doesn't make anysense... these are pretty decent games.. I'll be deep in Final Fantasy 2 for quite a while and minimum wage in N/A is anywhere from 5-9 dollars... so...do the math.. you work for one hour you can afford 10-20+ hrs of gameplay. Stop whining.

      • Deewin

        @mike I never implied their one game was shovelware, you did.

    • http://tapanapp.tk Airplaneguru

      Yes, the devs of touchgrind ARE GOING TO BE RELEASING AN IPAD VERSION!!!! I confirmed it with them.

  • Eric

    Is that first screenshot a multiplayer screenshot?

  • Eric

    Is that first screenshot a multiplayer screenshot?

  • waht hi

    Meh

  • waht hi

    Meh

  • dumas1000

    Will it cost more? Yes. Will it be better? Debateable. For every game EA releases at premium prices, Gameloft counters with a similar, cheaper clone. While you can argue the EA is always better, it usually ends up being just a little bit better, rather than significantly better. The Gameloft game cost $2-5 cheaper, and is usually the better deal. Stake It will cost 9.99. Staker Nation costs 4.99. Stake It might be a small improvement. Skate It will not be $5.00 better a game than Skater Nation. And Skater Nation might even drop in price by then.

    And EA doesn't do multiplayer. None of their games include true Global multiplayer. I mean literally none of them.

    • Audi

      Skate nation was shit house, I'd pay $5 more for a game that is playable

  • dumas1000

    Will it cost more? Yes. Will it be better? Debateable. For every game EA releases at premium prices, Gameloft counters with a similar, cheaper clone. While you can argue the EA is always better, it usually ends up being just a little bit better, rather than significantly better. The Gameloft game cost $2-5 cheaper, and is usually the better deal. Stake It will cost 9.99. Staker Nation costs 4.99. Stake It might be a small improvement. Skate It will not be $5.00 better a game than Skater Nation. And Skater Nation might even drop in price by then.

    And EA doesn't do multiplayer. None of their games include true Global multiplayer. I mean literally none of them.

    • Audi

      Skate nation was shit house, I'd pay $5 more for a game that is playable

  • Lolwut

    Looks good, but what ever happened to Mirrors Edge!?!

  • Lolwut

    Looks good, but what ever happened to Mirrors Edge!?!

  • skaterboii

    This game look really terrible. Look at the graphics... its a straight DS port. Looks so poor.

  • skaterboii

    This game look really terrible. Look at the graphics... its a straight DS port. Looks so poor.

  • Mr Wells

    It'll be interesting to see how EA do it. Mike V's Do or Die has been out for a week or so now and I've been glued to that as it seemed to have elements of Skate It in it.

    • skaterboii

      Same here Mr Wells and I love it...

      Look at the 2nd screenshot from EA, with 3 meters on screen at once. It looks like the "Level" App in the Apple commercial to align the pictures frames on the wall.

  • erik

    As I said before I stopped buying anything from EA. I hated iphone version of NFSs, my beloved C&C was transformed into something s*itty on the iPhone and I am sure Skate It will be the same...naah

  • Mr Wells

    It'll be interesting to see how EA do it. Mike V's Do or Die has been out for a week or so now and I've been glued to that as it seemed to have elements of Skate It in it.

    • skaterboii

      Same here Mr Wells and I love it...

      Look at the 2nd screenshot from EA, with 3 meters on screen at once. It looks like the "Level" App in the Apple commercial to align the pictures frames on the wall.

  • erik

    As I said before I stopped buying anything from EA. I hated iphone version of NFSs, my beloved C&C was transformed into something s*itty on the iPhone and I am sure Skate It will be the same...naah