The absence of a actually terrific skateboarding game in the vein of the classic Tony Hawk’s or Skate is a terrific and continuing shame for lots of ’90s little ones who recall kickflipping and grinding via the urban polygonal playgrounds back in the day. We’ve got the two Olli-Olli games on Switch, but we’re nevertheless hankering for some complete-on 3D skating, preferably to a soundtrack of American punk rock. It tends to make all these faceplants a small a lot more bearable, you see.
Hoping to channel some of that nostalgia, Skater XL has been announced as coming to Switch in today’s Indie Globe Showcase. Although it appears maybe a small also a great deal like the skateboard games of old, we’re not also bothered if it is not the prettiest game on the block. We’re a lot more interested in the truth it promises an ‘evolved’ version of the skateboarding classics we know and enjoy with ‘unparalleled board control’. Produced by a group of skaters, the physics are a concentrate for the developers and it also boasts a number of true-planet skate spots exactly where you can show off your finest ollies, nollies and the rest.
Verify out the trailer above and you are going to locate it basically appears a great deal superior in motion than the bland environments recommend.
The game has been in Early Access on Steam for a although now and although it does not appear like a great deal, the concentrate on acquiring the technical nitty gritty ideal is encouraging. It could possibly not be the significant price range, AAA skateboarding encounter fans of the genre are just after, but if it nails the spirit of these classics, we’ll be a lot more than delighted. Appropriate now it really is only got a ‘2020’ release date, but we’ll let you now when there is anything a lot more concrete.
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