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Mon, Nov 23, 2009 | 21:00 GMT
Tony Hawk RIDE may be getting a critical panning, but the skater behind the peripheral-based game’s out for RIDE 2. Right now.
“We have already started that process, but who knows what the future holds,” he said when asked by Gamespot if there was going to be a second game.
“I’ve never had a master plan, especially with our old series, of how many we could do, or how far we could take it. It really was all about the fans and the console technology.
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s all systems go with trying to make at least a sequel for this, because I feel like we’ve only just really tapped what’s possible with this technology.”
Yeah. When Giant Bomb calls your game a “miserable failure,” you might want to think about “reshaping” your ideas before going again, non?
Wed, Nov 11, 2009 | 14:59 GMT
Activision has revealed that it plans to heavily market Tony Hawk: RIDE during the holiday shopping season, and feels that of motion controls featured with the peripheral will breath new life into the franchise.
“Tony Hawk: Ride is set to reinvigorate the franchise as it introduces a new exciting skateboard peripheral to the market,” brand manager Natalie Giles told MCV. “It’s a very social experience, which offers players the chance to recreate tricks like the pros with their friends and family. We are committed to making this title a family favorite.”
Starting with a four-week long online campaign aimed at 9 to 14 year-old boys, TV spots will also run for three-weeks starting December 1, and the game will be on hand at consumer events, shopping malls, and the London Freeze and Metro Ski and Snowboard shows.
“Retail demand for Tony Hawk: Ride in other launch markets has been high so far,” added Giles. “Retailers have confidence in the product proposition due the unique social experience which both the game and the peripheral offer.”
Game’s out in the US on November 17 and in the UK December 4.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 15:32 BST
Tony Hawk will be making a guest appearance at GamesCom to showcase the skateboard-controller for Tony Hawk: RIDE.
Hawk will give a demonstration of the game on the Activision showfloor followed by a meet and greet session to be followed by “tackling an imposing vert ramp with his jaw-dropping skating skills”.
Pat is so excited, he is having seizures.
Full press mailer after the break.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 07:48 BST
Activision’s Mike Griffith has just announced that a new Bond game will release in 2010.
No release date or details were announced.
In the same breath, he stated that new Tony Hawk and Spider-Man games were also expected in the next calendar year.
This is in line with the company’s commitment to proven franchises, said the boss.
Sat, Aug 01, 2009 | 16:59 BST
Activision has put out a list of celebrity skateboarders appearing in Tony Hawk: Ride.
- Alex Olson
- Cara Beth Burnside
- Christian Hosoi
- Daewon Song
- Dustin Dollin
- Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
- Mike Mo Capaldi
- Mike Vallely
- Nyjah Huston
- Paul Rodriguez
- Rodney Mullen
- Ryan Sheckler
- Steve Nesser
- Stevie Williams
- Toe-knee Hawk
The game comes with the skateboard peripheral and is expected this fall on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 for around £99.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 10:24 BST
See below as Tony Hawk talk about how he approached Activision with the plastic skateboard peripheral idea for TH Ride and how the end result was better than he could have imagined.
“I went to Activision, I brought the idea there,” he said. “The board design was honestly way better than I envisioned.”
“I had the idea but I didn’t know how it would all work,” he went on.
“This thing is amazing.”
Tony Hawk’s Ride is out for PS3 and 360 later this year.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 09:32 BST
Activision company president and CEO Mike Griffith has revealed that we’ll see new James Bond, Tony Hawk, Spider-Man, and Transformers titles in 2010.
There’ll be a Shrek 4 game too, thank God.
The news comes via Gamespot, who listened in on Activision’s pre-E3 presser yesterday.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 07:16 BST
Tony Hawk’s confirmed on Twitter that he’s going to appear with his plasdtic skateboard game, Ride, in the Microsoft press conference today.
“Just practiced my part for Microsoft’s E3 keynote tomorrow (introducing #thride),” Hawk said.
“First time I’ve ever had to wear make-up for a rehearsal.”
Just a hunch, but exclusivity may be involved here.
The conference starts at 10.30am PST today.
Mon, May 18, 2009 | 14:25 BST
Tony Hawk: RIDE isn’t just a skateboarding game with a skateboard-shaped platic peripheral you can stand on, no sir. According to Activision’s Rob Kostich, it’s actually a huge leap forward in terms of games and gaming as we know it.
“Tony Hawk: RIDE is a massive step forward for the franchise and the gaming industry as a whole,” he said.
“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.”
Tony Hawk is equally as excited: “This is the game I’ve always wanted to make,” said big Tone.
“Playing on the board is unlike any other game, and I’m excited for everyone to have the chance to feel what it’s really like to experience the true feeling of skateboarding.”
Full press release after the break.
Mon, May 11, 2009 | 21:52 BST
The next Tony Hawk game – the one with the plastic skateboard – is to be shown for the first time on GTTV this week. See the promo after the break.
The plastic skateboard hasn’t been announced yet. Gasp like a fumbling teenager when it is.
The game’s out this winter. The announcement’s on Thursday.
Fri, May 08, 2009 | 07:02 BST
Activision CEO Mike Griffith said in Acti Blizz’s Q1 earnings call yesterday that the new Tony Hawk game is to add a completely new dimension to the series. That’ll be a plastic skateboard, then.
“We are also planning to release our reinvention of Tony Hawk [later this year], with a very innovative and interactive game that lets consumers experience the thrill of skateboarding like never before,” said the boss.
“Our goal from the start was to reinvent this franchise back to its roots where we engaged a broad, mass market consumer, and we feel good about what this game can do. We will also unveil specifics at E3.”
Roll on June. You can never have enough bits of plastic in your living room.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 | 19:59 BST
Geoff Keighley has tweeted that he will be shooting the next episode of GameTrailers TV today, and revealed he would also be “hanging out with [Tony Hawk].”
Sounds like a GTTV episode on the latest Tony Hawk game, doesn’t it? No biggie though, we all know the game’s coming.
Later, another Twitter post directed at Hawk himself popped up, saying that Geoff was looking forward to chatting about “the new game.”
Oh what a tease you are Geoff, tweeting exclusivity for the world to see.
Hopefully the new GTTV episode will shed light on the rumored skateboard peripheral for the next Tony Hawk game, and maybe some other unknown details.
Until then, just keep an eye fixed firmly right here.
Sat, Feb 21, 2009 | 09:21 GMT
Variety‘s rumoring that Activision’s now confirmed Q4 Hawk game will have a “skateboard” peripheral. Big shock there.
A source has told the site that the peripheral will be more about “grabbing and manipulating the board to pull of all tricks” than for actual balancing.
It’s expected to release on PS3 and 360. Apparently the Wii version will not use the Wii Balance Board.
Robomodo’s supposedly working on the peripheral, and future Tony Hawk titles are expected to use it if all goes well.
More through the link.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 | 13:31 GMT
Forgot this last night. Acti Blizz confirmed a new Tony Hawk game for the fourth quarter of this year in its Q4 earnings call yesterday, saying it’s to shake the franchise up with a new gameplay mechanic.
“We said we would reinvent this franchise from the ground up and we have developed a very innovative and interactive approach for Tony,” said president Mike Griffith.
“This should allow us to broaden the appeal of skateboarding beyond the core to mass market audiences and take advantage of this cycle’s dynamics. More details later for competitive reasons.”
Do you reckon it’ll come with a plastic skateboard? Get the rest of the news from the call here.
Tue, Dec 09, 2008 | 20:22 GMT
Destructoid’s published a list of “names” lined up to make the Spike VGAs glitter, and the likes of Peter Moore and Herr Hawk are ready for action.
50 Cent! It couldn’t possibly be better. Full thing after the break. The event – which is playing host to the first proper God of War III video, among other things – takes place on December 14 at 9:00 pm EST.
Thu, Dec 04, 2008 | 07:09 GMT
According to this MTV post, Activision yesterday confirmed what appears to be a big chunk of its 2009 line-up at a Massive in-game ads conference in New York.
The publisher confirmed Guitar Hero 5 to attendees, showing a shot of gameplay with a Burger King ad included.
The next Tony Hawk game was confirmed to not be played with a standard controller, and will release for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and DS in October.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was also talked about, and will be arriving next autumn.
Even further, the company revealed that Bizarre’s racing game is Bond-themed and will release next September.
Fri, May 09, 2008 | 10:42 BST
Speaking in an investor call after the announcement of record financials last night, Activision execs confirmed that a new, fully blown console game in the Tony Hawk’s series wouldn’t be released now until some time in the firms fiscal 2010, ending March 31, 2010.
Execs said the break was necessary “to deliver to deliver the kind of breakthrough this franchise needs.”
Project 8 got something of a drubbing from EA’s SKATE last year, which outsold the traditional skateboard-leading franchise by 2:1 in the Christmas 2007 period.
Hawk would be appearing on DS this year, though, the company said, and will employ some sort of secret technology to make it win.
“For competitive reasons, we’re not going to talk about it today, but we’re very bullish on the kind of innovation this will bring,” said Activision publishing CEO Mike Griffith. “And this won’t be your father’s Tony Hawk.”
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 | 06:51 GMT
Says so here. The quote comes from Activision SVP Will Kassoy, although quite what the “plan” involves isn’t detailed. As you may recall, EA had great delight in telling the world Skate outsold the last Hawk by 2:1 last year, so Activision’s top priotity for the series is probably to “sell more copies”.