Still waiting for Skate 4? I know it’s finally coming, but it’ll be a while until it’s out, so why not take a detour into a cuter skating game? Glass Bottom Games revealed today that SkateBIRD will launch for PC and consoles on August 12th.
As you might have guessed from the title, in SkateBIRD the player controls a sort of bird Tony Hawk who can’t help but skate on all available surfaces, pulling off crazy tricks at every turn. Unlike the talented Mr. Hawk though, our avian skater has wings, so I’m guessing we won’t see the kind of gruesome falls that I remember from the Tony Hawk games (as you can see, I wasn’t very good at them, so that’s the first thing that popped into my mind. Sorry!).
Here’s a very wholesome trailer so you can wipe that mental image and replace it with an adorable bird with a skateboard:
Grind on bendy straws, kickflip over staplers, and carve killer lines through cardboard and sticky tape parks, in SKATEBIRD®!
You’re a lonely lil’ bird, and your Big Friend has hung up their board for good. Their job sucks, and lately, they’re barely ever home to play with you. You’re gonna fix all that with the power of being a chill little skateboarding bird. You may be tiny, but the more you skate, the more friends you’ll make. Birds will come check out your park, help you find more parks, and together you’ll (somehow) fix Big Friend’s life! Above all else, skate birds try their best.
- Explore lots of bird-sized parks, with simple controls familiar to any pro skating tiny hawk.
- Find fancy clothing, secret mixtapes of new music, birds that need your help, and more!
- Skate to an original low-fi birb-hop soundtrack – or drop in your own mp3s!
And if you bail, you just get back up – because above all else, skate birds try their best!