Product information: Tony Hawk: Ride (includes Skateboard Controller) - Playstation 3Experience the true thrill of skateboarding as never before through the revolutionary new skateboard controller in Tony Hawk: Ride. Bundled with the Ride game, the unique motion-sensitive board controller redefines the action-sports genre by translating your body motions into the game. No buttons, no thumbs, no analogue sticks—just you on the board. For the first time in video game history, anyone can jump on a skateboard and feel the freedom, creativity, and accomplishment of skateboarding.
All About the Board
Using full motion sensing technology, the intuitive skateboard controller allows players to physically control the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board that directly translate into amazing tricks seen in the game. Closely resembling a "deck"--a board without wheels or trucks, which allows actual skateboarders to manoeuvre their boards--the Ride controller is built around a combination of flat and rounded surfaces. Along the majority of the board's upper surface, as well as the middle center portion of its bottom, players will find flat, level surfaces that provide for players' balance. This is countered by the rounded edges along the top at either ends, as well as the bottom outer edges. These allow for true to life trick performance mechanics which allows gamers to experience a full range of movement as they rotate, tilt and lift the board in a variety of ways to discover every trick in the game.
In addition, the Ride board comes with features designed to maximise ease and continuity of play. These include an upper surface texture similar to the grip tape used on real boards to help maintain player contact with and control of the board, and a full set of traditional navigational buttons that allow the player to interact with the game between levels and online when it is more convenient to do so.
Anyone Can Ride
Tony Hawk: Ride is designed to be fully accessible to everyone – from hardcore fans to players with no prior skateboarding experience. Moving away from the open-world game environment that recent releases in the franchise have embraced, Ride is instead built around a wide range of mini-challenges and events more concerned with riding than exploration. These cover every genre in modern skateboarding and aim to focus the player's attention on developing their skills with the board. And this is easy to do with addictive and engrossing gameplay without complex button combinations or analogue sticks that allows gamers to literally step on the board and play.
Exciting, Immersive and Social Game Play
Tony Hawk: Ride features a diverse set of trick, vert, and speed challenges that allow players at all levels to take on their friends and family as they compete with each other via "Hot Seat" game play. In addition, with robust multiplayer, online and create-a-skater modes, players can jump into a personalised and extremely social gaming experience.
- Four different modes built into the game include: Challenge, Speed, Trick, and Free Skate, in epic locations across the globe
- Includes the innovative 'Ride' board controller featuring motion sensing technology, smart sensors, a contoured base and a gritty surface to ensure a good grip
- With no complicated control schemes to master, the game is designed to allow players to get on the board and start mastering the 100+ built in moves from the beginning
- Eight player multiplayer and online play support lets you and your friends feel the thrill of skateboarding together
- Multiple difficulty levels make the game a fun and challenging experience for people of all skill levels