Skate City's latest update introduces Tokyo, Japan to coincide with the sports inclusion in the Olympics

By , on July 20, 2021

Publisher Snowman has announced that their popular Apple Arcade game, Skate City, will soon receive an update that will introduce a brand new area. That location is Tokyo, Japan and was chosen to celebrate skateboarding becoming an official sport in this year's Olympic games.

It promises to be the largest and most vibrant city added to the game so far. Its arrival sees the addition of 21 new challenges alongside 30 new goals in Endless Skate mode. Meanwhile, there are new decks, clothes and gear available in the Skate Shop to unlock whilst the soundtrack will grow.

Players will test their skills as they skate through recognisable locales dotted across Tokyo. They will include city areas bathed in neon, backstreets and several beautiful parks. You can check out the embedded trailer below for a glimpse of what to expect from the update. It looks lovely, and the soundtrack in the video suggests a relaxing experience is on offer.

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Discussing the update, Ryan Cash, co-founder of Snowman, said: “For the last few years, we’ve been looking for an interesting way to tie a real-world event into something we make, but we never wanted to do anything that didn’t feel meaningful.”

He added: “When the Tokyo games were announced it was a no-brainer for us. Skateboarding’s coming to the Olympics for the first time in history, which is a triumphant moment for the sport. We knew we had to be part of it in some small way.”

Skate City is available now on Apple Arcade, a subscription service that costs $4.99 per month.