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UK's cover of Skate 3
|Developer(s):||EA Black Box|
|Platform(s):||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Release date(s):|| NA: May 11, 2010
AU: May 11, 2010
EU: May 14, 2010
Skate 3 is the third main installment in the Skate series of video games, developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on 11 May 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The game takes place in the fictional city of Port Carverton, which embraces skateboarding, unlike the "skateboarding is a crime" mentality portrayed in the second game. Although the location is a more colorful and friendlier place than Skate 2's desaturated, and grainy streets, the gameplay provides a similar feel to the first and second games. Port Carverton is made up of three districts, Downtown, the University, and Industrial. Although the overall look of the city is very clean (except industrial) each district has its own unique designs and monuments. Downtown is full of slick rigid ledges and rails, while the University is full of banks and open areas. Industrial is the most unusual; it is home to a huge quarry that has bricks of stone.
Several notable skateboarding professionals appear throughout the game, such as Darren Navarette, Terry Kennedy, Eric Koston, Chris Cole, Pat Duffy and Jason Lee.
Some time after Skate 2, the skater has proven that he's one of the best, and now goes by the alias "The Legend". Now he's attending the Port Carverton University. He was just stunned how the city is the "polar opposite" over San Vanellona. After a failed attempt to "Jump The Shark", a Thrasher challenge at the stadium, his next goal in life is to be the best skating mogul. By making a team composed of skaters like him, his goal is selling over 1 million boards while doing the same odd jobs around Port Carverton.
The soundtrack, which was revealed on the official EA Skate website on March 19, 2010, contains 46 licensed tracks.
John King of The Dust Brothers composed original score for the game. According to Mutato Muzika's website, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and Del the Funkee Homosapien were involved with Skate 3's soundtrack. The game also features music by composer Dan Diaz, who continues his work with the franchise after writing for Skate 2 and Skate It. A notable song is "I'm Comin' Home" by Cheeseburger, which is played during the opening scene of the game.