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Tony Hawk returning to the video game world

Tony Hawk returning to the video game world

The Tony Hawk series dates back to 1999 and saw an annual release every year up until 2010.

Pro Skater Tony Hawk and Activision are once again working together on a new entry to the sportsman's skateboarding franchise.

Talking to IGN, Activision confirmed that it has 'something in the works with Tony Hawk' and more information will be revealed soon. The developer for the new entry has not been confirmed, although Robomondo which handled the most recent entry to the series is a possibility.

Hawk let slip that a new video game is in the works during his SiriusXM Demolition Radio show, although only went as far to say that 'it's pretty cool' instead of revealing any significant details. A co-host also made reference to the motion capture suit that had been used during development.

The Tony Hawks series has been mostly dormant since 2010 with Tony Hawk: Shred receiving particularly scathing reviews. Both Shred and its predecessor Ride required the use of a skateboard motion controlled peripheral which frustrated players and pushed the prices of the titles up significantly

The franchise did see a release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD in 2012, a downloadable remake for XBLA, PSN and Steam.

Prior to 2010, the Tony Hawks series had seen annual entries going back to the original Playstation title in 1999. Suggestions that the series would kick off again have surfaced in the recent past with Activision stating that it considers Tony Hawk has a Michael Jordan-style staying power.

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CrapBag 21st February 2014, 13:10 Quote
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved the Tony Hawk games, can't wait.
lacuna 21st February 2014, 13:17 Quote
I would much prefer a new Dave Mirra game. Tony Hawks were always good but often quite frustrating!
RedFlames 21st February 2014, 13:18 Quote
Tony Hawk? Isn't he the guy who hitch-hiked round Ireland with a fridge?
Guinevere 21st February 2014, 13:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
Tony Hawk? Isn't he the guy who hitch-hiked round Ireland with a fridge?

Actually you'll find he's the guy with feathers who used to hang around with Buck Rogers.

Never knew his real name was Tony. You learn someone new every day.

http://johnkennethmuir.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/hawk1.jpg
fuus 21st February 2014, 13:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
Tony Hawk? Isn't he the guy who hitch-hiked round Ireland with a fridge?
I loved that book. What a top guy
Woodspoon 21st February 2014, 17:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
Tony Hawk? Isn't he the guy who hitch-hiked round Ireland with a fridge?

+1
Quality reference there, like it :)
bawjaws 21st February 2014, 17:06 Quote
THPS2 was one of my favourite PSOne games. Might fire it up tonight via ePSXe and see if I've still got the skills :D
AlienwareAndy 21st February 2014, 17:14 Quote
Hmm some things are better off left alone.

Activision made a pig's ear of the game in the end and drove it into the ground. I'm not sure relaunching it will change much.

I did love a THPS game but always preferred the Dave Mirra BMX games.
Waynio 22nd February 2014, 17:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by AlienwareAndy
Hmm some things are better off left alone.

Activision made a pig's ear of the game in the end and drove it into the ground. I'm not sure relaunching it will change much.

I did love a THPS game but always preferred the Dave Mirra BMX games.

You might be right, it was a raging fad when it took off all those years ago, it had loads of fans but they milked it completely dry until it turned to dust & made mistake of releasing a skateboard controller. :D

Tomb raider got a reboot & it finally turned out awesome & that's from the same era so I won't count it out before it's released & I've played a demo, if they do the reboot right it could come back to life but if they do it wrong it will face plant hard.
bagman 22nd February 2014, 22:30 Quote
Why am I looking forward to this?
SimonStern 23rd February 2014, 05:08 Quote
All this talk about Dave Mirra and no love for Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX?

It will be interesting to see if they can bring it back to what it once was.
mi1ez 23rd February 2014, 21:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by SimonStern
All this talk about Dave Mirra and no love for Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX?

It will be interesting to see if they can bring it back to what it once was.

All about the Hoff!
liratheal 24th February 2014, 09:18 Quote
Get rid of the stupid skateboard controller and it'll be fun again.
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