Skate 3 Announced, Brings Skate Crews

Electronic Arts today announced Skate 3, set in the brand new city of Port Carverton and expanding the "social and community aspects" of Black Box's skateboarding series.

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"Whether online or offline, players can now team up to build the ultimate skate crew in the definitive skateboarding co-op experience," EA explains. "Players take part in team-based challenges, compete against rival crews and leave their mark on the all-new skater's paradise."

Co-op sports a new mode, "Where teammates can complete challenges together while advancing each other's careers," and there's a new skate.School to hone one's 'skillz.'

EA boasts that the skate.Create feature suite "empowers gamers to truly express their skate style by creating their own graphics, videos, and skate parks."

"We're giving gamers a very unique experience by providing them with the tools they need to build their ultimate team or to create a team comprised entirely of their online friends," said senior producer Jason DeLong in a press statement.

Skate 3 grinds onto Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May 2010. Pre-ordering will net you the Black Box Distribution skate park, home to the Zero, Mystery, and Fallen teams.