The once skating paradise of San Vanelona is no more in the upcoming sequel to EA's hugely successful first-time bid in the genre.
Five years have passed since our 'mysterious' skater vanished, in that time local law enforcement has cracked down on the free-spirited youth. Squares!
They've capped the rails and put up oppressive "No Skating" signs, the nerve of it all. Sadly that's all there is to go on at the moment, there have been no gameplay revelations yet but hopefully EA will chuck us a bone soon.