The Tony Hawk franchise is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed in video game history, and it comes as no surprise to anyone that another installment is on the way.
But in this new generation of special interactivity, pioneered by the music genre with the likes of plastic instruments for Guitar Hero and Rock Band , gamers expect more out of their virtual experiences. Therefore, in addition to the official announcement of Tony Hawk: Ride , Activision will release an "innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement." Tony Hawk himself said, "this is the game I've always wanted to make," and we can certainly understand that sentiment. It's a wireless skateboard that uses "a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors," and obviously, the most unique aspect about it is that it quite clearly isn't for your hands. Nope, you jump on this bad boy as you most certainly should. Said Rob Kostich, head of marketing for global brand management at Activision:
"Tony Hawk: RIDE is a massive step forward for the franchise and the gaming industry as a whole. The skateboard controller will redefine sports games by offering players a true skateboarding experience, hands-free, playing with friends and family at home or online in a variety of different locations."
You can learn more about Ride over at the official site , which also includes a promotional video for the unit in question. The game is being developed by Robomodo and is scheduled to arrive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 some time later this year, and just for the record, Buzz Monkey is working on the Wii version.
Related Game(s): Tony Hawk: Ride