At the end of last week, a website for Activision's Tony Hawk: RIDE went live. Now there are two game trailers on the website, as well as the first details on when the new Tony Hawk skateboard game will be released. There is also a few more bits of information on the skateboard controller.
"This is the game I've always wanted to make," said Tony Hawk, "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."
About the skateboard controller:
"Tony Hawk: RIDE features a wireless skateboard controller designed in conjunction with the game to offer a dynamic gaming experience built from the ground up. Using a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors, the intuitive controller allows players to physically control the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board that directly translate into amazing tricks in the game. Without complex button combinations or analog sticks, gamers of all skill levels can literally step on the board and play!"
Pricing has not been announced, but a Tony Hawk: RIDE Skateboard Bundle has been listed online at Amazon.com. Tony Hawk: RIDE is scheduled for a fall 2009 release for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii.