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Tony Hawk Hops Back on His Board in Brand New Game

Posted by Sammy Barker

Don't bail this time

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk is getting ready to ride again, as there’s a new entry in Activision’s legendary extreme sports series in production. Oblivious to any non-disclosure agreements, the Birdman told a local North American radio station that he’s performing motion capture for the upcoming title, and that it’s “pretty cool”.

The publisher – who’s been making games based on the pro skater since the late 90s – later confirmed the news in a statement to IGN, stressing that “more information is coming soon”. It’s unclear who’s working on the title, but Illinois-based outfit Robomodo has been at the helm of all of the most recent entries, and doesn’t appear to be working on anything else at the minute.

The last title to bear the ageing superstar’s moniker was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, which re-purposed many of the old levels from the franchise.

Do you wish that whoever’s making this fresh instalment would pull out its gold finger and give us a glimpse now, or are you convinced that the release is going to slam? Kickflip in the comments section below.

[via uk.ign.com]

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User Comments (5)

Sonicfan11589

#1

Sonicfan11589 said:

Cool! This is the ONLY sports game i actually liked and it is easy to rack up points. I remember playing Project 8 and being blown away by the graphics. Can't wait to see what they be like on the new systems.

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

Activision probably needs Tony Hawk more to sell skateboard videogames than he needs them so I doubt he'll get in too much trouble for blabbing and breaking the NDA, assuming they'ld even ask him to sign one.

Yeah I know it was a joke, just got caught up in the moment.

drumsandperc92

#4

drumsandperc92 said:

THPS1-4 were incredibly addicting and so much fun!
TH Underground continued that gameplay and added a story that at the time as a young teen I enjoyed. It added a lot to the game for me.
TH underground 2 was just a jackass takeover, and American Wasteland, while I had fun with it, started to get a little out there for me.
Everything after American wasteland was complete and total garbage.
If the next TH takes a reality check and goes back to the gameplay of the THPS games, I'm all for it.
Otherwise, what I'd really like is Skate 4.

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