This Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 video slams with friends

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was officially announced back in May, though Activision's kept the Hawk's return to gaming pretty well caged up since then. But you can get a pretty detailed look at the new project, and at a couple people who I will assume are actual professional skaters, in this new behind-the-scenes video.

The video even details one of the new moves headed to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, a "slam" which lets you send your skater plummeting out of the air toward your next grind or manual. It looks like a fast, satisfying way to cancel out of over-long jumps and keep combos climbing, so who cares if it's physically impossible?

You'll also get a quick look at THPS 5's current-gen exclusive online multiplayer. Up to 20 players can pour into a single skatepark (including custom stages), facing off in direct competitions or just keeping each other company as they work through single-player challenges. Either way, your progress will persist through both online and offline play.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.