Besides Illusion Labs' Touchgrind [$4.99/HD] and a fairly solid port of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 [99¢], the skateboarding genre hasn't seen a whole lot of love on the App Store. Don't get me wrong, there have been some decent skateboarding games released, but nothing that ever felt like it gave you a full on experience like what you would be able to get on a home console. Jet Car Stunts [$1.99/Lite] developer True Axis is hoping to change that with their just-announced True Skate game which is heading to the App Store soon. Check out the first rendered artwork for True Skate below.

There aren't a lot of details for True Skate just yet, but True Axis explains that the game is similar to Touchgrind but uses a pulled back perspective so you can actually see where you're going. I love Touchgrind a lot, but its strictly top-down perspective made it pretty awkward to effectively put together strings of tricks or adequately aim for the various obstacles in the skate park. True Skate is also said to boast more realistic physics, and should be "much easier" to pull off lots of different tricks, according to True Axis.

True Skate will launch with the one level which you can see in the screens above, presumably with more planned for future updates. It will be coming out later this year for "cheap" on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. We're extremely eager to check it out and will have some more details soon, and until then you can check out some discussion of True Skate in our forums.

  • E_7

    "...with THEIR just-announced..."

    Come on... Shape up! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tw33k3nd Jay Live

    It looks similar to the Xbox 360 and PS3 game Skate 3 created by Blackbox.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pietrheedersdewet Piet Rheeders de Wet

    It seems like it will be a lot more like Touch BMX which I quite enjoy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1573452407 Michael Liu

    Those are RENDERED images?! I honestly could not tell until I closely inspected the anti-aliasing. I can't wait!

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    I dream about a Jet Car Stunts upgrade, with universal support, iCould support and Game Center leader boards and achievements !

    • http://twitter.com/starksimon Stark

      iCloud or iCade? :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        iCloud, but iCade sounds interesting also, but i found the controls pretty good so its not recommended i think :)

  • himanshu modi

    A very talented developer this. JCS and Space tripper are two very high quality games. Will buy anything TrueAxis dishes out.

  • http://normalkid.com Arnold Kim

    test

  • Ariectus

    I'll get it purely because its TrueAxis, I've sunk more time into Jet Car Stunts than any other game on iOS, I hope this is great and can help tide me over until JCS2 comes out(hopefully soon)!

  • Adam Gibson

    Stop getting sidetracked TrueAxis.  We just want Jet Car Stunts 2 for ipad ;).  I don't like skate games but I will probably pick it up just to help support future development from the company.  I am sure the physics will be interesting in the skating game based on how fun the physics are on JCS.

  • DeInit

    Buy it to support TrueAxis in hopes of JCS2 (Universal).

  • http://twitter.com/Dalie81 Dalie

    The game looks great judging by the screenshots. Looking forward to getting my hands on it :)

  • GertjeD

    Still love Jet Car Stunts!!!

  • ImNoSuperMan

    JCS is still one The very best games on iOS. Dont like skate games much but still gonna pick this one up just to support true axis :)

  • http://twitter.com/muzboz Murray Lorden

    Wow, this looks excellent.  Lovely graphics.  And True Axis have a great pedigree.

  • sizle95

    Is there an ETA??? I really want this game before the summer..,

  • farnsworth_pro

    Here's hoping we finally get a decent 3d skate game on iOS!!