Tony Hawk: Ride rolling out Nov. 17

Peripheral-equipped Robomodo reboot of Activision's long-running skateboarding franchise officially lands on 360, PS3, Wii this fall.

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Activision first teased that it had big changes in store for its Tony Hawk franchise in May 2008, when publishing label president Mike Griffith said of the skateboarding series that it "won't be your father's Tony Hawk." Little was it suspected that Griffith's statement was actually quite literal, in that Tony Hawk: Ride's all-new skateboard peripheral doesn't exactly accommodate those with rickety knees or a weak back.

Do NOT attach wheels to this board.

Gamers will soon have a chance to hop on that new peripheral, as Activision announced today that Tony Hawk: Ride will be available in North America on November 17, with the British and German release following on November 20. Though Activision has yet to announce a price point for the peripheral-equipped Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii title, retailers have indicated Tony Hawk: Ride will sell for $120.

Tony Hawk: Ride's most distinctive feature is, of course, the wireless full-sized skate deck that comes with the game. According to Activision, the board will use "a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors" and will require no other controller.

The game will also include a comprehensive in-game roster of some of the biggest names in professional skateboarding. Paul Rodriquez, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Christian Hosoi, Cara Beth Burnside, and Mike Mo Capaldi are among the 12 sponsored skaters to appear in the game.

With Tony Hawk creators Neversoft tied up on Activision's lucrative Guitar Hero franchise, Chicago developer Robomodo has been given the reins to the Tony Hawk franchise. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Tony Hawk: Ride.

Discussion

179 comments
D3A7HJ0K3R
D3A7HJ0K3R

how the hell will you do a kickflip in this game? or a hardflip, or 360 Flip. all i can see myself doing is possibly an ollie.

gobbo00
gobbo00

yay more plastic to fill my living room with (and pack away after christmass, and wonder why i got it). activision should sell game storage boxes with every GH/DH/TH purchase.

Blackmantra1243
Blackmantra1243

this really decides how skateboarding games will be made in the future depending on if this fails or not.

Imwicked
Imwicked

Don't know how it'll work out, but if the controlls are smooth and the sensors catch all your movements, then this could turn out to be loads of fun. I might even buy this, if I'll be able to use the board in the next Tony Hawk games, that is.

Icehearted
Icehearted

@WacReD Most game companies have said often that they are "recession proof". I don't think the economy affects much if any of their decision making with pricing.

Trogeton
Trogeton

Tony Hawk games are awesome

apothix
apothix

Anyone who says they prefer the controller shutup and move your bottom for a few min utes this is a new expeerience on the consoles so please stop nagging and be positive.

-ColinR-
-ColinR-

Meh... I will not be buying this.

Fiotwo
Fiotwo

Hope this comes with a free trial to some Health Insurance...people are gonna get hurt...

WacReD
WacReD

Doesn't Activision that we are in a recession? 120 is alot of $

i_PWN_fanboys
i_PWN_fanboys

How can so many people say a game is terrible without playing it. Its like saying food is bad without tasting it.

djmiranda15
djmiranda15

Another stupid peripheral for "gaming immersion". I like the old X,square,circle and triangle (and other variations of it). Long live the the controller.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Btw, ferdil-kiwi, did you seriously just refer to it as the board from "return to the future"? Lmao darn kids.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Robomondo has already indicated plans to use this board with surfing and snowboarding games. The wii fit board doesn't have as many features as this board so I'm curious to see how a board like this that's specifically made for boardsports will pan out. Not only that but this board is coming out right before the winter season on the east coast so personally I'll need my fix of skate action while the parks are covered in snow. Of course you already knew I was going to buy this though given my username ; )

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

only true posers would really want this piece of s**t i mean seriously? usually a game costs $60 (me have PS3) and now they expect me to pay for ONE game for almost triple the price? pfft i could get like 3 games from 160 bucks that wouldnt probably suck A** like Activision's dying franchise.....i mean WHAT THE F**K ARE THEY THINKING!?

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

Don't forget that it will probably be used for the next couple of games too. Just like 'Guitar Hero' or anything, you won't have to keep buying the controller. However, I agree it's a little expensive for right at the beginning. Speaking of which, maybe you could just wait out a little for the price to drop of course. Just too bad they don't seem to pick up the PC-platform for this sort of "reboot". They did it with sóme or at least one of the 'Tony Hawk'-games like "Underground 2". But they're really missing an opportunity here. Especially since they're dropping platforms like the PS2 and the handhelds of course. So they could have turned all the extra work they had to put into releases for anything besides the main consoles into one release for the PC. But OK, me and some other people won't play 'Tony Hawk' anymore then, too bad.

MasterNuts
MasterNuts

its kinda the same game with a expensive peripherial.... that doesnt look that good and costs more than the real thing.... reminds me of the jenga game for the wii... haha

i_PWN_fanboys
i_PWN_fanboys

@TheBatFreak777 Totally agree with you and remember when World Tour came out, it was like 160 dollars.

D3A7HJ0K3R
D3A7HJ0K3R

dang, Activision's really dumb, first they ask for a PS3 price drop, second they put a 120 buck price tag on DJ Hero, third, they put a 100+ price tag on this garbage, and fourth they give you a 150 dollar collectors edition that only real nerds and fanboys would buy instead of the regular or even Hardened edition. Activision, you are truly dumb.

Shadedgale
Shadedgale

Get a real board for the same price you'll be healthier

pukmok
pukmok

I noticed everyone is posting negative comments but they are all getting low ratings. Speak up supporters and explain how this deal is at all appealing.

Shadedgale
Shadedgale

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pukmok
pukmok

THPS needs to return the way it was in the second one. Unrealistic realism. I didn't pay $60 for their last game which had an annoying view as if someone was filming you, and I'm not paying $60 for their new game plus $60 for a plastic board! I plan to get Uncharted 2 and some other game before I get this

Shadedgale
Shadedgale

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The_Exculpator
The_Exculpator

hmmm... have to wait to see how this turns out. I loved the tony hawk series, and now love the skate series. if they can pull this off i will buy it otherwise, $120... geez

anarchist4eva
anarchist4eva

I couldn't be less interested in this if I were dead. $120 for what? A fake skateboard that is destined for YouTube infamy when people start submitting videos of epic living room crashes & falls? Thought that wrist thing with the Wii was a problem? Dig the lawsuits that surely will come from this. This could bankrupt Activision when this circus starts. Well on second thought, I AM INTERESTED AFTER ALL! WOOHOO!

teknic1200
teknic1200

a little spendy, but skate it one the balance board is amazing fun. the best skate sim ever. sure you can twiddle your fun and do awesome tricks in skate, but in skate it you could do awesome tricks hands free. once you mastered the balance board you had complete control over every single trick any randomness was gone. that said THPS took a turn for the worse after THPS3, I hope it goes back to all skating. I'm way to old to be out on cement doing tricks. I only ride a long board now.

AnelZukic
AnelZukic

as someone who played Tony Hawk since Proskater 3 I think I will buy this game also but after I see some reviews and opinions of some other people 'cause $120 isn't low so it better be worth it ;):D

TheBatFreak777
TheBatFreak777

seriously, one game costs as much as 1/2 the price of a Wii. now THAT's crazy.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

i sincerely hope nobody is stupid enough to buy this

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

I won't buy this it doesn't deserve all this money.

KcurtorMas
KcurtorMas

This looks horrible. Same old gameplay. Same old graphics. The only difference is this stupid plastic board.

vigoureuxEVIL5
vigoureuxEVIL5

"Look mummy, when I go on my tippy toes the man does a 720 ollie!" Sorry but you cannot justify the gameplay, price or lack of openworldness with this peripheral. The freedom to skate anywhere was what made Skate so good. And im being honest in saying the way you flick sticks in skate looks almost as realistic as how you ollie on this game.

Osnic
Osnic

I won't waste so muchn money on this! I mean, I don't think it will be so unbeliveable fun or something. Nothing for me, if I want to do something similar, I can just take my borthers Waveboard and go outside. And I think this will come with some problems too, and it won't be so easy to do tricks and all that. I rather play one of the older games with a controler. Peetowser: HAHA! Yeah, you're right. From what I know, the Tony Hawk series isn't so unbeliveable old or something. So he's probably talking to someone that is 3 years old.XD

peetowser
peetowser

"Our father's Tony Hawk"???? Who is he talking to, 3 year olds??

residude
residude

sorry activision/neversoft but the tony hawks series is dead now, Skate is so much better. Besides if i want to stand on a board and do tricks, I can go outside on my board and do that, in my living room i just want to sit around and do tricks you couldnt dream of doing in real life without dying :D. Im not just being a Skate fanboy here if anyone is going to suggest that. I've owned every tony hawk game bar the latest, I just got tired of the gameplay, animations and no advancement in graphics. Skate on the other hand changed it all. I was unimpressed of the gameplay footage from this game from E3.

ferdil-kiwi
ferdil-kiwi

Reminds me of the no-gravity skateboard from Return to the Future :D

locashstyle
locashstyle

Didn't everyone say the wii would be a failure with the motion controls? I bet if you had never heard of guitar hero and I posted some pics of a game that uses a cheap plastic guitar with a few colored buttons on it you would all laugh, but it became a huge hit. This might work. Being in business though, I bet they have a patch ready to go to activate controller support in case it totally bombs.

willauqs
willauqs

hahahaha "obviously we don't want people doing, like, a realll kickflip" keep em in the living room!

rickbilo
rickbilo

It's only a matter of time till some kid falls over any gets it lodged in his lungs The decks a good idea but there's to many idiots out there who will do something stupid And hurt themselfs

MadParadox
MadParadox

better buy a real skate than this rofl

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Im not a 'Skater', but if i was, i'd much rather spend that money on a REAL board.

modernwarfare3
modernwarfare3

Somebody will put wheels in that board and said to everybody "Hey Guys look!!i build a super skateboard!!"

firehawk998
firehawk998

$120 !!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a ripoff. With that kind of money I can buy 2 AAA games in the coming months. Heck with that kind of money I can learn to ride a real skateboard.

GC4ever
GC4ever

im still on the edge about this....