New Tony Hawk: Shred screens

by: Tina -
I’m not sure why Activision decided to release a confirmation today of Tony Hawk: Shred when we’ve already had a tweet slip-up, confirmation thereafter, and official screens released from Activision themselves. Nevertheless, if you did not already know, Tony Hawk: Shred is officially the next installment in the series to be released later this year.

Questions of whether or not Shred will include the much-disliked motion-sensing board controller from Ride can now be answered officially with: yes. This upcoming iteration will utilize the peripheral for not just skateboarding tricks, but snowboarding, as well. Players will visit the French Alps and Beijing for snowy mountains and peaks.

Activision is specifically catering the game to a younger crowd this time around, but mentions that the opportunity for social gaming will be a widely appreciated facet of the game. You can play as one of the pro skate/snowboarders (read on for the list) or use a Mii or avatar character from the Wii and 360, respectively.

Lastly, we have new screenshots to share from both platforms posted below. Here’s to better luck on this Tony Hawk title. 

Santa Monica, CA – August 13, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) confirmed today the latest installment in its esteemed Tony Hawk® video game franchise: Tony Hawk®: SHRED. An all-new Tony Hawk experience created for a younger audience, SHRED allows players to GO BIG and feel the exhilaration of supersized skate and snowboarding using the game’s innovative, motion-sensing board controller right at their feet. Featuring an arcade style look and feel, where the bigger the feat the better the fun, SHRED is packed to the brim with larger-than-life moments and a veritable assortment of jaw-dropping tricks – enticing kids to get off the couch and into the action. Players will be on the deck mastering over-the-top tricks, massive drops, awesome grabs and super long grinds in no time.

Whether riding on cement or snow, Tony Hawk: SHRED has it covered. In addition to skateboarding, aspiring snowboarders can jump on SHRED’s amazing board controller and go crazy in a completely new way – feeling the ultimate rush of shredding down the steep mountain peaks of Whistler, the French Alps and Beijing, China as they launch off huge kickers and pull off crazy spins, flips and grabs.

“Tony Hawk: SHRED is all about experiencing over-the-top, almost unbelievable GO BIG moments throughout the game – the kind of tricks and stunts that we can only hope to achieve as our sports continue to evolve,” said Tony Hawk. “I’m also excited about including snowboarding in SHRED, because when we originally came up with the board motion-controller, we didn’t just have skateboarding in mind, and it’s nice to finally see that idea coming to fruition.”

There’s certainly no lounging around with Tony Hawk: SHRED in the family room. With the game’s innovative motion-controller board peripheral and exciting GO BIG gameplay, kids will be actively using their boundless energy while riding as any of SHRED’s pro skate and snowboarders – the full list including Tony Hawk, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Corey Duffel, Sean Malto, David Gonzalez, Geoff Rowley, Stevie Williams and Chaz Ortiz; and snowboarders Travis Rice, Louie Vito and Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright. Additionally, players will have access to Mii versions of all the pro athletes in the game on Wii™, and can import their own Mii and Avatar characters in the Wii and Xbox 360® versions of the game! Whether it’s younger kids raring to just get on the board and pull off huge tricks, or older players craving some good ol’ fashioned friendly rivalry for the top score, Tony Hawk: SHRED offers an active, social gaming experience everyone can enjoy.

Tony Hawk: SHRED is in parallel development by two different studios: Robomodo for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system; and by Buzz Monkey for Wii. The game is rated “E” (Everyone – content that may be suitable for ages six and older) by the ESRB, and will be available at retail this holiday season as the gift that keeps on giving.

For more information on Tony Hawk: SHRED, please visit: www.thshred.com. 
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