Tony Hawk: RIDE details continue to trickle out of the closed mouth of Activision today by way of USA today and their exclusive look at the exciting new game.
The Tony Hawk franchise, which began in 1999 with Tony Hawk Pro Skater, has since grown to a $1.1 billion dollar series with the latest installment, RIDE, due out in the fall complete with a groundbreaking plastic skateboard peripheral for full body involvement in the action sport.
According to Jesse Divinich with Electronic Design and Research “RIDE will be priced at $80 or $90 and be a tremendous success.”
I believe that price assertion seems logical, as another board-based title, Wii Fit, bears the same price tag, while offering what looks to be significantly less than a new Tony Hawk experience.
Josh Tsui from developer Robmodo also spoke of the expected success of title, saying:‚ “(Tony)Hawk has long wanted to do a video game with a skateboard controller.‚ He loves those gigantic (skateboarding) arcade machines, from back in the day that you would stand on, over the years, technology has gotten a lot less expensive and a lot more accessible, and there has been a huge acceptance of alternative controllers.”
Mike Snider of USA today got an exclusive feet-on look at the title at the Santa Monica HQ of Activision, and with that came the first solid look at game-play and the artistic approach to the game.‚ Check out the video below for a truly informative preview of Tony Hawk: RIDE.
Read the full story at USA TODAY.