Session: Skate Sim coming to Switch next month
After releasing on PC, Playstation and Xbox consoles last September, publisher NACON today announced that Session: Skate Sim will be coming to Switch on. 9th of March for North American audiences and 16th for the rest of the world.
The advantage of Session at release was to provide “realistic skating”. It meant there were smart physics and cool tricks, yes, but it also meant that (like skating) they were really hard to master. Luckily for the Switch version, the Crea-ture development studio has been working on tweaking the controls and introductory guides to get the board up and running as quickly and easily as possible. The publishers say that these changes have resulted in a “more balanced learning curve” so we should be able to master those crude tricks faster this time around.
Pre-orders are now available for the Switch version of the game, giving a free bonus unlock of the “Brandalised” set (exclusive in-game deck and clothing) for those who wish to do so early.
For a little more information about the game itself and some screenshots of the PC version, check out the following article from NACON:
Session: skate simulator invites players to immerse themselves in the true skateboarding lifestyle of the 1990s, when every sidewalk and every staircase was a great place for your favorite trick. The game’s ultra-realistic physics bring the feeling of skateboarding to life, and the studio has even integrated an innovative gameplay experience, a first in a skateboarding game: “True Stance Stick”, where each foot is controlled independently with two sticks. The learning curve is as hard as it is in real life, players have to practice how to control their board and perform all the different tricks available in the game from the easiest to the hardest. The built-in editing tool allows every player to immortalize their greatest achievements on video.
We haven’t seen any of the visuals from the Switch version of Session yet (the above images and trailer only show PC footage), so we can expect the new version to not be as crisp. That being said, it looks like the development team has been hard at work making sure the game runs better on the Switch than it did when it originally launched, so fingers crossed we’ll have a smooth ride next month.
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