"In the PR world, this is considered 'going rogue,' but I'm too excited to contain it. This is real & dropping soon." Tweeted one Tony Hawk earlier today, either kicking off his game's hype machine or prematurely shitting all over it. And just to prove he wasn't talking out of school, he went ahead posted this picture too:
Above: We doubt Mr. Hawk had much time to learn Photoshop in between breaking records and winning X Games medals, so this is probably authentic
The game looks to be Tony Hawk 2, but it's hard to argue that any of the early THPS games would be a perfect fit for Apple's platform. Below you can see a shot unobscured by the hands of a millionare and it looks like the the classic button configuration is good to go... although the lack of shoulder buttons would presumably make Reverts and other moves in the later THPSs difficult or impossible.
Above: A return to form
OOooo, and would the iPhone's accelerometer control rail balance? Could we play HORSE with friends over Wi-Fi? Will the world still tolerate a ska soundtrack?! I'd expect an answer to these questions and more very soon.
Mar 12, 2010