Easy Day Studios revealed today a new map in Skater XL for those who love the speed of downhill descents and the freedom of big time air – Introducing ‘The Big Ramp!’ Available at launch of Skater XL on July 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, ‘The Big Ramp’ is inspired by the desert dwelling ramp structures that broke the barriers of what is possible in terms of verticality and scope in skateboarding. ‘The Big Ramp’ encompasses the many different sizes and shapes of ramps – from the backyard verts of the 80’s to the boundary breaking mega structures of recent years. The Big Ramp is a “plywood paradise” to explore and discover technical features like quarterpipes, hips and tabletops.
Don’t let your fear of heights keep you from nailing The Big Ramp.
Link tricks, spins, and grabs in your journey to nail the perfect run in ‘The Big Ramp’ map. Hit atmospheric heights as you launch the 135’ gap into a rainbow rail or kinked ledge. If transition tech is what you’re looking for, head over to the mini zone, chock full of smaller quarterpipes and spines. The vert ramp section comes complete with bowl corners and multiple height variations just waiting to be thrashed. Create jaw dropping clips in the in-game replay editor as the map’s size and verticality set against the open landscape give a sense of vertigo and scale. The evolutionary game mechanics found in Skater XL allow players to seamlessly roll into and out of grinds without popping, offering some of the smoothest coping grinds and stalls ever seen in a skateboarding game.
Skater XL is the first skateboarding game to come to all major platforms in more than 10 years and offers complete physics-based gameplay with total freedom of control and expression. Play as skating icons Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta or Brandon Westgate on your way to becoming a skateboarding pro or build your own character with unique characteristics and authentic gear from top skateboarding brands. Dive into the digital skate subculture with more than 60 real skate spots connected by block after block of plazas, schools, pools, buildings, car parks and corridors. With a huge modding community that has created thousands of maps, digital skate ezines, personal highlight reels, in-game brands, and tournaments, Skater XL celebrates the creativity and dedication of the skate community.
Skater XL will launch on July 28 digitally on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and at brick and mortar retailers for PS4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch will be released later this year. More announcements will be coming soon for Skater XL – be sure to follow the game on Instagram and Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook, and visit the official website, SkaterXL.com.
Is it just me that is thinking…”wouldn’t that ramp be perfect to place some oversized ‘Roller Champion’ style advertising “stickers” on and flags around it? – it feels a bit lonely out there.
So far no in-game advertising spotted from the snippets seen to date, but from branding the bottom of the boards to adding branding into natural spaces, the game seems primed for an additional opportunity.