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Session: Skate Sim

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Publisher: NACON
Developer: creā-ture Studios
Release Date: March 16, 2023

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'Session: Skate Sim' New Content In Development, Gets Nintendo Switch Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2023 @ 8:54 a.m. PST

Session: Skate Sim is a skateboarding sim entirely focused on creativity and freedom of expression, nothing else!

Inspired by the golden era of skateboarding, the early 90s and early 2000, Session's primary goal is to make you experience what skateboarding really is; an incredible sport where there are no other goals other than expressing your creativity and achieving success through hard work, perseverance and bits of madness for no one else other than yourself.

Sporting dual stick controls that mirror the movement of each foot, executing tricks feels as intuitive as it would in your local park, serving up the most authentic-feeling skateboarding in a video game. Included in the demo is a tutorial and outdoor skatepark to get you started. Will it be tough at first? Yeah. Will you fall face-first down a flight of stairs? Who hasn’t? It’s all about the journey, so when you land that first kickflip out of a grind, you’ll feel invincible!

So, what’s Session all about? Just like skateboarding IRL, it’s about the freedom to express yourself. Whether you’re all about perfecting that one elusive move, or have a sick line planned out for your next tape, you set your own goals in Session. Progression simply comes from honing your street chops. But what are skills if you can’t show them off to the rest of the world? With Session, creā-ture offers up the tools needed to create and share your tightest content with skaters around the world.

Whether you have no idea what goofy and mongo mean, or have a laser flip or two under your belt, Session’s here to remind you why you fell in love with the sport or give you a reason to fall for the first time (again, literally).

After the release of Session: Skate Sim last September on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the development and publishing teams at Crea-ture and NACON continue to work on the game. Several patches, additional content and a new Nintendo Switch™ version are in the works as the teams aim to set the benchmark for all skateboarding games with Session: Skate Sim.

Session: Skate Sim will be coming to Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2023 in North America and March 16th in the rest of the world.

From today, this version of the game can be preordered to get the Brandalised pack for free, which includes exclusive deck and clothing designs. Considerable work has gone into adapting the controls for the Nintendo Switch™ version, especially on the triggers used for turns, to provide the optimal skateboarding experience.

Among the improvements made, the development team paid particular attention to the early stages of the game and to making it easier to master. With the recent patches, users can enjoy a more balanced learning curve and improved tutorial. Nintendo Switch™ users will also benefit from these improvements.

The developers are also working on new content for existing players. A new pro skater, new map (not a city!), new missions and new equipment items for greater variety in the game are all in development.

More details on improvements to the game and its content will be shared in the coming weeks.

Key Features:

  • All the genuine skateboarding sensations:  realism, immersion and difficulty just like when you first learn to skate... enough to delight skateboard fans.
  • Innovative gameplay: With the dual stick controls, each stick represents one of your feet. You have to think about each movement so you can manage and transfer your weight just like in real life.
  • Official content that will continue to be extended:  currently, 4 pro skaters are available, and the game integrates iconic clothing and skateboard brands that are genuine references for all skateboarders
  • Legendary locations selected by the game's creators: Black Hubbas (New York), Brooklyn Banks (New York), at a 1:1 scale.
  • An ultra-comprehensive video tool: because you need video to prove you've pulled off a perfect stunt, the game has an integrated video editor that includes different filters, several types of cameras, and lots more options that you can explore in-game.

Currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), Session: Skate Sim is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2023 in North America (March 16 in Eirope) for $49.99.

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