In the world of alternative sports games there are only a few names that gamers recognize — with the king of them all being either EAâ€™s SSX or Activisionâ€™s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. While one of those franchises was revealed during last yearâ€™s ceremony (and underwent a significant overhaul post-announcement), the Hawkmanâ€™s series has been MIA for a little over a year.
Thankfully, or unthankfully depending on your opinion of the propertyâ€™s decline over the years, it looks like gamers might be seeing the unveiling of a new entry in the Tony Hawk series, and it might be very soon.
On Twitter Hawk revealed that he would be unveiling a new “something” on the same day as the VGAs. For those who might think that this is simply a coincidence, Hawk added that it, in fact, is not â€“ leading us to believe that Hawk will be unveiling a new game during the ceremony.
“I’ll be announcing the upcoming release of something new on Sat; the same day as the Spike Video Game Awards. Coincidence? I think not.”
Now, whether or not this will be the next entry in the Tony Hawk skating franchise is unclear, but our moneyâ€™s on it being just that. After taking a brief, one-year hiatus it would make sense for Tony Hawk to return with something to siphon off of the growing enthusiasm for Electronic Artsâ€™Â SSX.
While there are still a lot of gamers who became jaded with Tony Hawkâ€™s Pro Skater and its many iterations, thereâ€™s still a nostalgia for the series that will never go away. And, with Tony’s biggest competitor,Â SKATE, nowhere to be found, perhaps there are skateboarding enthusiasts just itching for a new game.
Thereâ€™s also still no guarantee that Tony Hawkâ€™s announcement will be skateboarding related, so hold out for all possibilities, despite our â€œbetting.â€ The festivities will begin December 10thÂ on Spike TV, where this new game and hopefully a whole slew of new and established IPs will make their debut.
Would you like to see Tony Hawk unveil a new Tony Hawkâ€™s Pro Skater during the VGAs? Do you think that there has been enough time in between the franchiseâ€™s last lackluster iteration and now?
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