Tony Hawk Confirms Tony Hawk Revival

Tony Hawk Confirms Tony Hawk Revival

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According to Tony Hawk, skateboarding games aren't dead yet.

Though industry executives have claimed that the once mega-popular skateboarding genre is dead, Tony Hawk says otherwise. The skateboarding legend has confirmed that more Tony Hawk games are on the way possibly as soon as 2012.

PixelatedGeek snuck in an interview with Hawk at Legoland for the launch of a Lego Star Wars exhibit. Hawk revealed that he's "in the middle of making a whole new plan right now" for the Tony Hawk series.

"We're going to do something probably for next year, but I can't give too much away," he added. "Definitely, we're going to make new games, yes."

So there you have it, the Tony Hawk series is not dead, despite what may have been an overambitious direction for the poor selling Tony Hawk: Ride and Tony Hawk: Shred. Ride and Shred were played with board peripherals that made the game more expensive to purchase, which may have been okay if not for the fact that Ride started the concept off with poor reviews.

Sometimes you've got to hit a low before you can make a revolutionary change though, which might be what Hawk has in mind for future games. There's still plenty of room for skateboarding games to innovate. The best idea would probably be to combine the massive trick-lines of the Tony Hawk series with the focus on realism of Skate, or perhaps separate modes for each. Fans will probably take a look at the new games just as long as a board peripheral isn't involved again.

Source: PixelatedGeek

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Hey, if they were to just HD'ify the first and second THUG games I would totally be on board, the first one was especially awesome in my opinion.

Figures. Neversoft don't have to make any more Guitar Hero games, so Blizzactiv. probably make them go back to what they originally did. Better than trying out a new IP.

I haven't bought a TH game since Underground 1.

I think I kind of just outgrew skateboarding culture, i.e. a bunch of douchebags in their mid 20's acting like 13 year olds.

FallenTraveler:
Hey, if they were to just HD'ify the first and second THUG games I would totally be on board, the first one was especially awesome in my opinion.

HD the original and I'll be happy.

tony hawks 1 & 2 HD'd? skating as spiderman was hella fun :)

(dont forget free roam, i like to just skate around)

Let's pretend that weird board controller thing never existed, and I might buy the next one.

if I can skate down the empire state building, and manipulate the enviroment, then maybe

I did like the Tony Hawk games, up until that one where I ended up having to ride a bike for some of it (I can't remember the name of it since it's been hidden away with all my unplayed games for eternity)

The THUG games where pretty awesome though... More of them could be great.

Do you remember how awesome Tony Hawk's 1 to Tony Hawk's Underground were? Just make any new games like that with today's graphical capabilities, I reckon they would sell well. Ride the nostalgia wave instead of shoehorning in irritating peripherals.

Though I used to love the THPS/THUG series, after American Wasteland, I lost all enthusiasm for skating games. They're something I can't really imagine myself buying anymore. To be honest, I'd probably only re-play the older ones for nostalgia reasons; anything else would probably spoil them for me (kind of like Project 8... don't get me started on that).
If they went back to the series' roots, though, I might be more interested...

I've still got TH; Pro Skater 2 for the PS1.

And the sad thing? Its better than Shred or (Taking the customer for a) Ride.

I agree with most here, go back to the root of the series. The type of game play that was fun and not tedious. We don't need to be doing stupid shit to be a "pro skater" in the game, we don't need to be making our own boards and zines and titles. Forget all that shit, it's not what skateboarding is about. It's about going out and having fun at what you are doing. To some it's a profession but to the majority it's just plain fun or exciting to do.

We need to go back to the times where the levels were creative. They didn't have to make sense they were just nonsense and designed to be chaotic and have an impact on the fun to be had. When the only mission was to explore and do what you want, get high scores to unlock new zones, collect various stuff. This is what we need to get back to, the realism factor is not needed there is no fun in tipping a board to do tricks. Get rid of the idea that realism is needed in skateboarding video games and we are back on track.

The underground series is where everything took a turn for the worst. Let's forget about it and move on.

Remove the story aspects, reinstate the wonderfully improbable level-design, ignore conventional physics and I'm back on board [ha ha]

So Tony, have you heard? Denial ain't just a river in Egypt! Interesting tidbit, that.

thethingthatlurks:
Let's pretend that weird board controller thing never existed, and I might buy the next one.

Since when has making a retarded peripheral resulted in anything other than a newer, more retarded peripheral?

OT: I see this tanking and I honestly don't care.

manythings:

thethingthatlurks:
Let's pretend that weird board controller thing never existed, and I might buy the next one.

Since when has making a retarded peripheral resulted in anything other than a newer, more retarded peripheral?

OT: I see this tanking and I honestly don't care.

*headdesk*
Meant the game, not the inevitable next board controller thing. I'm pretty sure that thing would even fail as trash, no matter how hard that is to believe.

Tom Goldman:

According to Tony Hawk, skateboarding games aren't dead yet.

Tony Hawk: It's still twitchin'. Tough sonobitch.

*Tony Hawk proceeds to make sure the job's done right*

Tony Hawks Underground 3 plz!!!!

Tony Hawk is a douche, really he is. But tony hawks pro skater 1 & 2 should be remade in HD with thier OG music tracks, those were the best.

It'll either be a great skateboarding game reminiscent of the pro skaters games and some of the THUG elements.

Or it'll be another excuse for him to pawn us off the same exact controller board for $2-300 with a shitastical game, that hopefully only sells 1 copy this time around, so that he might get the fact the games suck and his name is like ten years out of date.

 

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