Ice skating 4 may not come soon, but at least we will Skatebird This year. The irreverent skate game, where players take the role of the most radical birds to ever ride a board, has finally received a release date. A new trailer for Skatebird revealed during IGN’s Summer Games event revealing that the game will launch on August 12, 2021.
Naturally, Skatebird allows the player to do everything you would expect in a casual skating game. Players can perform tricks, flips, grinds, and other gnarly moves, similar to the Tony Hawk franchise, with just a small, extreme bird. What’s different here is that players can also flap their skater’s little wings for extra hang time.
Players will also be able to equip their birds with different gear, whether it’s a helmet, some goggles, or a sick leather jacket.
Today’s trailer for Skatebird reveals what players will be able to do besides tearing up some verts. Players will be able to chat with some of the other skateboarding birds in the game’s world for tips on tricks or just some good classic goofs. If you have to believe Skatebird has a sense of humour, there’s even a bird named Sam King wearing Splinter Cell hero Sam Fisher’s iconic goggles.
Skatebird is set to release on August 12, 2021 and will be available on PC via Itch.io and Steam, while console players will be able to pick it up for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X | S or Amazon Luna.