Project 8 screen showdown

Monday 26 June 2006
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is heading our way for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP and Xbox this autumn and these latest screens from publisher Activision reveal the incredible detail in design and animation that we can expect from the latest in the long running skateboard series.

The game engine has been completely rebuilt to get the most out of both PS3 and Xbox 360, which means improved graphics, more motion-capture animations and tighter physics, so the feeling of gravity and momentum will be the most realistic yet.

The goal of the game is to make your skater one of the best amateur skaters in the world by developing their skills in a free-roaming environment that's full of objectives and side missions to complete. This will include interacting with Tony himself who will appear in the game to set out challenges or lead the way to secret areas.

One of the new challenges is to follow a film maker in order to create an eye-catching trick video. To do this your skater must be good enough to keep up with the film maker and be aware enough to follow his instructions.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 will be one of the first games PS3 owners will be able to enjoy when the console launches later this year, as it is pencilled in for an autumn release.