New Tony Hawk SHRED Game Targets Younger Gamers

Activision Publishing confirmed 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.

In addition to skateboarding, aspiring snowboarders can jump on SHRED's board controller and go crazy in a completely new way - feeling the 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."

The full list of SHRED's pro skaters includes 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!

Tony Hawk: SHRED is in parallel development by two different studios: Robomodo for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; and by Buzz Monkey for Wii. The game is rated "E" by the ESRB.

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