Skate 3 demo hits Xbox LIVE, PSN next week

Electronic Arts has re-confirmed that a demo for Skate 3 will hit Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network on April 15.

The demo will feature a small piece of the game’s “University District,” inside the game’s new open game world of Port Carverton. Single-player and multiplayer modes are crammed into the demo, including Domination and Own the Lot. Newbies will have a chance to learn the ropes at the Skate.School, sample the object dropper using 24 objects to customize trick lines, and capture and upload footage using the game’s replay editor.

Phew. That’s a lot of stuff. Should keep you occupied until May 11, when the game officially hits shelves. This new trailer will only keep you occupied for a little over a minute, but it gives you a good idea of what to expect from next week’s demo.

Nick Chester