Tony Hawk: SHRED Confirmed To Get Kids Off of the Couch

By Tyler Christensen

August 16, 2010

Activision had revealed at E3, the latest installment in its Tony Hawk video game franchise, Tony Hawk: SHRED, which is aimed at a younger audience. SHRED uses the innovative motion-sensing board controller, allowing players to experience the power behind a skateboard and a snowboard at their feet. This title also features an arcade style look and feel, bringing a lot of fun on board (pun intended). Players will be on the deck, mastering over-the-top tricks, massive drops, grabs and grinds in no time.

In addition to skateboarding, aspiring snowboarders can jump onto the motion-sensing board controller and experience the rush of shredding down the mountain peeks of Whistler, the French Alps and Beijing, China as they pull of some intense grabs and spins and flips.

Tony Hawk himself was quoted saying “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. I’m 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 come to fruition.”

The full list of pro skate and snowboarders include Tony Hawk, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Corey Duffel, Sean Malto, David Gonzalez, Geoff Rowley, Steve Williams, Chaz Ortiz, 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.

Some new screens have surfaced for the Xbox 360 and Wii, showing us what to expect from this title. Check them out after the break.

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Marked until death with the words "Gamer" across my back (literally) with Duck Hunt pistols across my shoulder blades. Tyler enjoys good beer, open-world games and is also a singer/songwriter.

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