Pool skaters throw down in latest Skate 3 gameplay

With the third installment of Electronic Arts’ skateboarding series nearly here, more gameplay has begun to roll out of the game’s official blog.

In this latest clip of the week, pool skaters are the focus. Though the off-board animations are as awkward as ever, the rest of the game looks buttery smooth, with improved character models, environments, and skate animations. The video also showcases the ability to drop into a pool or halfpipe from its lip, which, oddly, wasn’t present in the first two games. Finally, the last shot of the video provides a sneak peak at the ‘object dropper.’ Check out the clip by clicking right here (Ed. note: it refuses to embed on the page itself, sorry about that).

Skate 3 shreds onto store shelves this May.