PALGN: Shaun White Snowboarding Preview - The new Tony Hawk?

PALGN writes: "21 year-old Winter Olympic and Extreme games champion Shaun White is widely considered to be the new Tony Hawk. He's regarded so highly, that Ubisoft have gone out on a limb to create their first action sports game, with him in the title. With Skate breathing down the neck of the disappointingly stagnant Tony Hawk series, the extreme sports genre is looking to get a new jump start. Ubisoft are looking to start their own trend with Shaun White Snowboarding.

It was announced at Ubisoft's recent Ubidays event that there will actually be two versions of Shaun White Snowboarding. A HD version for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and a version for the Wii. However, both seem to have an emphasis on the casual player. Despite only showing builds that were pre-alpha, the game was able to suitably impress a lot of the event's attendees.

Firstly, we'll start with the Wii version. In terms of gameplay, players will have the option of using the Wii balance board or just the Wiimote. The balance board seemed the most fun and the demonstrating developer showed that it is not only very responsive but something that would work extremely well for the game. Players could also perform a number tricks with simple combinations of the wiimote's A and B buttons."

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