Tony Hawk Ride was Activision’s reply to Skate. Sounds odd, considering EA’s Skate was in answer to Tony Hawk. However, Ride attempted to teal favour by building on the peripheral band-wagon with an electronic board for your in-game moves. Skate instead stuck to traditional controllers, utilising analogue sticks rather than button combos. It’s one of our top franchises that we want killed, but Tony Hawk is returning with another game.
A game titled Tony Hawk: Shred. Shred it up and put it in the bin. The main man revealed the game on his official Twitter account:
Tony Hawk: Shred. There, I said it. Actually, I named it. Somewhere a PR team is reeling.
Said message is now deleted, but was posted to the PlayStation University forums when the tweet was still up earlier today. The comment’s removal no doubt confirms the game’s development, but we’re not terribly excited. We’ll be happy with Skate 3, thanks.