NEWS - Thursday, April 12, 2001


Tony Hawk 3

Activision issued a press release today regarding the third title to sport the Tony Hawk license. The press release states that THPS3 will be developed for all platforms including the XBOX. Here’s the full release for your viewing pleasure.

Santa Monica, CA -- April 12, 2001 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that it will release the next installment of the best-selling skateboarding franchise of all time, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater™, on six platforms – the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox™ video game system, Game Boy® Advance, PC, PlayStation game console and Game Boy® Color. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 will offer fast-paced skateboarding fun in a variety of massive living levels with new features enhancements.

“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 takes skateboarding to the next level through its innovative technical advancements and unique gameplay features that offer fast and furious competitions both on the ramp and in the street,” states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. “The title’s inherently fun and intuitive game design will translate seamlessly across multiple platforms.”

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 delivers realistic, cutting edge graphics, action-packed gameplay, seamless video cinematic sequences and crisp special effects. The game extends beyond the boundaries of the traditional skateboarding genre by setting players in living environments that evolve. Players can choose to skate through realistic urban settings complete with pedestrians, cars, traffic accidents, natural disasters and changing weather conditions.

Players go high flying through some of the hottest skating locales in the world including Skater’s Island in Middleton, Rhode Island, Rio, Los Angeles, Canada, Tokyo and Paris. Fluid animations let gamers pull off hundreds of combo moves and tricks including nollies, manuals and lip tricks using the franchise’s signature solid control scheme.

Elevating the game’s overall excitement, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 delivers a star-studded lineup of skateboarding pros that join Tony Hawk including new-to-the-roster Bam Margera of “MTV Jackass” fame, and returning riders Steve Caballero, Rune Glifberg, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Elissa Steamer and Jamie Thomas. Additionally, fans can create their own skateboarding idols and personalize their skaters with glasses, hair, armbands and tattoos. The game’s expanded multi-player modes increase re-playability for the ultimate in skateboarding fun.


Source: http://www.activision.com/

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