Skater XL Getting Mini Ramp Map, Transition Grinds, and More Ahead of July Launch

The game hits Nintendo Switch this summer!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/01/2020 18:55 Comment on this     ShareThis

Skater XL is a skating game where realistic physics are at the heart of the experience. Ahead of its release this summer, Easy Day Studios has released a new trailer showing off an update that will bring a mini ramp map, transition grinds, and board customization features. Give the trailer a peep, below:

Here’s a breakdown of the features as outlined by Easy Day Studios:

  • Transition grinds (roll-in / roll-out)
    We want Skater XL to give people access to every style of skateboarding including transition and ramp skating. This update includes the ability to roll in and out of grinds on transitions and ramp coping using similar controls to grinds/slides on other objects.
  • Mini Ramp Test Map
    In order to properly give you the ability to test the new transition features, we have built a special warehouse test environment that houses a new miniramp for you to shred. While not a fully fleshed out map, it is super fun and will give you the chance to hone your ramp skills in preparation for the 1.0 update. You can access the map from the ‘Maps’ section in the main menu.
  • Board Customization
    We know that one of the best things about skateboarding is customizing your setup and picking each component. To that point, we have added the ability to customize your deck, trucks, wheels, and griptape with a few options for each to start with. We have a ton more (see Brands/Customization trailer) coming down the pipe, but this is just a starting point to test and get you familiar with the mechanism.

The public beta of Skater XL is live on Steam, but it will come to Nintendo Switch boasting all features on July 7 via the eShop. Sadly, there’s no physical version coming to the platform as of this writing (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are getting hard copies). Regardless, Skater XL is shaping up to be a really cool looking skateboarding game. Will you be downloading it this summer? Tell us online and in the comments!

Source: Reverb Press Release

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