EA has announced a demo of Skate 2, the game about urban children's preferred mode of transport, is coming to both 360 and PS3.

The playable sections of New San Vanelona will be arriving on Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow. The Playstation Network version will follow on a week later, on 15th January.

Downloaders will be able to access the hefty character customisation routine, enjoy a slice of the single player storyline and try out a few challenges carelessly left laying around the new environment. On top of all that, two multiplayer modes are planned for inclusion, specifically the intriguing "Thrasher's Hall of Meat" and "Spot Battle".

As newly crowned king of the genre the second instalment in the Skate series has much to live up to, and Tony will no doubt be watching it like a Hawk. Skate 2 will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 on 23rd January.

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