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Skatebird flips out this August

Skatebird's tiny Tony Hawks (get it?) are padding up to hit the parks later this year, as revealed by a new trailer at IGN's Summer of Gaming expo.

The perfect name for a perfect pitch, Skatebird is an arcade skateboarding game in the vein of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater with one crucial difference. The skaters are teeny tiny birds, and they're flipping around appropriately dinky makeshift parks built around rooftops and furniture.

The best part, of course, is that there's secretly an incredible bird dress-up game hidden under all this stunting. You can pick from over 30 types of bird, and dress them up in all kinds of hats, scarves and accessories. Hell, you can try that right now for free on Itch with SkateBIRD x JAZZ MICKLE's Pro Cap Wearer do a Spoopy Combo.

Skateboarding games are in something of a renaissance right now. Skatebird wasn't even alone in tonight's IGN showcase, with the gorgeous Olli Olli World showing off its latest tricks. Forget THPS and EA's Skate—it's the indies who are carving a new breed of skating sim.

Skatebird is coming to Steam and Itch.io on August 12th.

A one-time dog sledder, pancake flipper, alien wrangler and indie darling, Nat now scours the internet looking for the hottest PC gaming news. Destined to become Scotland's first Battlemech pilot.