The App Store is overflowing with sports titles of all shapes and sizes. Something that is currently underrepresented, however, are skateboarding titles. While games such as Touchgrind, Skate It and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 are available and quite successful, they all seem to be missing something.
True Axis, the developer behind Jet Car Stunts, is looking to change this. They have recently announced their new title, True Skate, and it looks gorgeous!
Just take a look at the glorious shots featured in this article. These images are the first pieces of rendered artwork True Axis has released from True Skate.
Beyond the rather tasty screenshots, there is little further information available about True Skate. True Axis has explained that their title will be quite similar to Touchgrind, but True Skate will use a wider, more open, perspective.
If you’ve played Touchgrind, you will recall how difficult it was to actually navigate the world due to the very tight camera angle. A similar game, but with a more accessible viewpoint, sounds like a dream combination to me.
True Skate also looks set to feature more realistic physics than Touchgrind and, according to True Axis, it should be “much easier” to pull off the various moves.
At launch True Skate will only have the level featured above. While not confirmed at this point, I’m sure True Axis will release more with future updates. No price has yet been announced but True Axis assures us it will be “cheap” and available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to get my hands on this title when it launches later this year. What features are you hoping True Axis will implement to make True Skate the king of the skate park?