Activision Announces Tony Hawk Shred

At their extravaganza/concert/media event thing tonight, Activision officially announced the next iteration in the Tony Hawk series: Tony Hawk Shred.

DJ Z-Trip provided the soundtrack, and we were treated to a quick gameplay video while Tony Hawk himself narrated and explained a few things about the game. It was a kind hybrid music video/gameplay reveal, if you can dig it.

So, Tony Hawk Shred looks cel-shaded, I noticed. In terms of mechanics it resembled other Tony Hawk games, but cartoony. It also makes use of the Tony Hawk Ride board.

Then, Tony Hawk himself came out, and skated down the stage with a few other pro skaters. Tony informed us that they originally had a big skating ramp hanging from the rafters, but technical issues prevented them from using it. Damn!

Anyway, Tony also told us the game’s approximate release date: Fall 2010. There you go.

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