Session: Skate Sim
Image: crea-ture Studios / Nacon

Update [Sun 22nd Jan, 2023 02:25 GMT]: A listing for Sessions: Skate Sim has now appeared on the Switch eShop and Nintendo's official website. It will apparently be arriving on 16th March 2023.

There'll be two versions - the standard one for $49.99 USD (or your regional equivalent) and the Deluxe Edition for $59.99, and both can be pre-ordered now. The deluxe version will include extra levels and some other exclusive items. Here's the official description:

AUTHENTIC GAMEPLAY - With the dual stick controls, each stick represents one of your feet. You will need to learn how to control them and transfer weight, just like on a real skateboard. The physics have been developed with a focus on realism, smoothness and immersion. Just like in real life for a new skateboarder, the first hours can seem challenging, but once you have mastered the technique, you will feel the unrivalled thrill of pulling off your very first kickflip! Session: Skate Sim also includes full options customisation, so you can enjoy the perfect experience tailored to you. A full tutorial provides all the help you need to get started, and you can choose from four difficulty levels!

THE 1990S AND SKATE CULTURE - Inspired by the golden age of street skating – the 1990s – Session: Skate Sim lets you experience true skateboarding and its culture: no scoring system; just you, your spot and your imagination! There's no need for judges to tell you that your noseslide or varial heelflip are perfect for this spot. And because certain locations are iconic, the developers have added several of them to the game for you to skate in and express your creativity, including Black Hubbas (New York City), Brooklyn banks (New York City), FDR Park (Philadelphia) and many other spots.

"IF IT WASN'T CAUGHT ON VIDEO, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN" - Skating and pulling off the best lines in the best spots is one thing, but if no one is there to film it, it didn't really happen… In Session: Skate Sim, you can film with a 1990s filter or fisheye lens, and you can use the video editor to create your clips and share them. You can play with multiple options, including changing the field of view, time of day, filters, and different camera views (tripod, orbit, etc.). Session: Skate Sim also offers the chance to go from skater to filmmaker: pull off your moves then go into film mode to experience the action from the point of view of your camera operator and create the best clip.

CUSTOMISATION - Show off your style with an extensive customisation system for your skater and skateboard. By completing challenges, you earn money to spend in skate shops. You can find nearly 200 items (hoodies, shoes, caps, T-shirts, trousers, etc.) from top brands, such as Fallen, Zero, GrindKing, Thankyou, HIJINX Net, Antilanta, Roger Skate CO, No-Comply, iDabble and others. You can also customise your skateboard with over 250 parts, such as wheels, trucks and many other components from famous brands like, No-Comply, Grind King, Thankyou and many others. In addition to the design aspect, the components (trucks, riser pads, wheels…) impact the way you skate. Find the right ones for your style and shred the most iconic spots!

Original story [Fri 2nd Sep, 2022 05:15 BST]: Skateboarding games have had a resurgence in recent years, and it seems the Nintendo Switch could be getting one more in the near future.

Yet another rating has popped up, this time in Taiwan. As highlighted by Universo Nintendo (via GoNintendo), it's Session: Skate Sim. This title is due out later this month on Xbox, PlayStation and PC (currently Early Access), but there's been no official mention of a Switch release so far.

According to the Taiwan rating board, the rating has been filed by the game's publisher Nacon. This follows on from a string of other listings this week. If we hear any updates, we'll let you know.

"Made by and for skaters, the dual stick controls faithfully reproduce your feet on the skateboard for an ultra-realistic experience. Try out real-life iconic skate spots, customise your skater and equipment with items from the top brands" Source: Steam

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