Electronic Arts announced Monday that the newest version of their Tony Hawk competitor Skate It, will be released for the Wii and DS later this year and utilize the Wii Balance Board, looking to give a more realistic skateboarding experience.
“We knew it would be an exciting challenge to bring the soul and feel of skateboarding to the Wii and Nintendo DS,” said Scott Blackwood, executive producer of the Skate franchise. “With fresh new designs and gameplay components built from scratch, we’ve been able to, once again, capture the true experience of skateboarding in a completely innovative way.” 
“The Wii remote becomes a skateboard and reacts to gestures that mirror actual skate flips and moves,” EA said in a statement Monday. “Players can also deepen this experience by planting their feet on the Wii Balance Board. Skate It brings the hit Skate franchise to a new level of creative ingenuity and gameplay excellence.”
Skate It has not been rated yet and will ship some time later this year. 
EA is also developing Skate 2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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