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Skate 3 release date confirmed

Sequel out May 14 in the UK, EA confirms

EA's confirmed that Skate 3 will release in the UK on May 14.

Full release follows:

Guildford, UK. - March 17, 2010 - Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that SKATE 3, the latest installment in the award-winning franchise, will be in stores in the UK on May 14th, 2010. Redefining the skateboarding experience, SKATE 3 breaks new ground by letting gamers build their ultimate skate team both offline and co-operatively* to take on new challenges or competitive battles against other teams.

"Since the very beginning of the Skate franchise, we have captured the true essence skateboarding, be it from the feel of nailing that perfect trick, to the feeling of just hanging out and sessioning with your friends," said Jason DeLong, Senior Producer. "For us, SKATE 3 is the culmination of this endeavor - the most connected, accessible and social skateboarding experience yet."

In the all-new Skate.School, Coach Frank acts as a mentor and teaches newcomers the ropes by showing them all the ins-and-outs of skateboarding as they hone their skills on the sticks before hitting the streets with their team. Veterans will also feel right at home in Skate.School as they refresh their skills but also learn all the new tricks SKATE 3 has to offer including darkslides and underflips.

Gamers can hit the streets with the pros in the all-new city of Port Caverton - a true skater's paradise with unique districts, skate parks, and endless lines. For fans with a creative flair, the new Skate.Park editor allows gamers to create their own dream plaza or mega-ramp park from scratch or use the Object Dropper to alter the landscape of Port Carverton to truly change the face of the city. In the end, SKATE 3 delivers a completely immersive and connected experience giving gamers the tools to build and share their own skate parks, videos, and photos with all their friends by uploading them directly from their console or importing custom created graphics & logos from the Skate website*.

SKATE 3 features a deep roster of the world's greatest skaters including several Thrasher Skater of the Year winners.

Andrew Reynolds
John Cardiel
Benny Fairfax
John Rattray
Braydon Szafranski
Josh Kalis
Chris Cole
Lizard King
Chris Haslam
Lucas Puig
Colin McKay
Mark Appleyard
Dan Drehobl
Mike Carroll
Danny Way
P.J. Ladd
Darren Navarrette
Pat Duffy
Dennis Busenitz
Ray Barbee
Eric Koston
Rob Dyrdek
Jason Dill
Ryan Gallant
Joey Brezinski
Jerry Hsu
Terry Kennedy
Jason Lee (as coach Frank)

SKATE 3 will be available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. The game is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and "16+" by PEGI. More information can be found at www.skate.ea.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skate, or follow us on Twitter @ Hippyjump.

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