Not a radical departure for the Winter Olympian

With Tony Hawk: Shred already confirmed to feature the Birdman taking on the snow slopes as well as the concrete parks, now it's snowboarding giant Shaun White's turn to make his own crossover of sorts with his upcoming Ubisoft title, Shaun White Skateboarding for the Wii.

Gamers will be treated to an empty city which they basically modify into a massive skate park. Forgotten plazas, train stations and amusement parks are transformed into skating arenas with extended handrails and half-pipes carved out of alleyways, various parts of the city are morphed into ramps so you can gain some air-time, perfect for performing all those tricks, old and new.

In what will be the brand's third Wii release, Shaun White and the resident DJ will guide players from the start of the game, with some key features that include:

Transformation – a creativity-driven gameplay innovation: discover incredible skate lines using city structures, stretch and twist handrails to dizzying heights, empty fountains to create bowls, make alleys into epic quarter pipes and so much more. New areas are revealed, better skate lines are created and buildings are transformed. Creativity is rewarded with points, gear and new skating opportunities.

Explore and discover a world full of skateboarding potential: meet up with some old friends from Shaun White Snowboarding to transform skate spots you’ve only dreamed about. Compete in a variety of challenges including race, collect, narrative missions, and many more.

Multiplayer: team up with friends in the ultimate skatepark for exciting split screen action.

Ride like the pros: try your hand at a wide array of tricks hand-picked by Shaun, including his own creation the “Armadillo”, enjoy a unique and fun gameplay experience where you can transform the city while pulling off authentic skate moves. In addition to core tricks, you’ll learn signature moves that defy gravity and push the limits of each character. Each map guarantees a wide variety of new areas to test your skills, opportunities to compete with friends and/or just cruise around in free-ride.

In what's turning into a title-a-year franchise, Shaun White Skateboarding will once again make use of the Wii Balance Board so players can burn a few calories as they grind and jump their way into the Big Bowl. If this sounds a like a title you're interested in, check out the latest trailer below.

Features Trailer

Shaun White Skateboarding drops in this October.