They say competition is a good thing in the video game industry. For the last two years though, there has been only one active franchise in the skateboarding genre and that’s been us, the skate franchise. That all changes on Tuesday when Activision and Tony Hawk returns to the market with Tony Hawk: Ride.
After taking a two year break after nearly a decade of yearly releases, the Tony Hawk franchise looks to come back strong with a new way to play skateboarding games. The skateboard peripheral is certainly a fresh new approach but it will be interesting to see if gamers respond positively to its rumoured $130 price tag.
I am personally excited to try out the new game. I don’t think it’s a surprise that we’ll be buying a copy of the game on Tuesday and we’ll take it for a spin. Let’s see what they got!