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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Tony Hawk Revolution Details

Revolution Report is....reporting new details about the upcoming Nintendo Revolution game Tony Hawk Downhill Jam. According to the story "The June 2006 edition of Nintendo Power magazine revealed a few details regarding Activision's Tony Hawk: Downhill Jam, which the publication confirmed to be exclusive for the Nintendo DS and code-named Nintendo Revolution platforms.

The magazine stated that "by using the Revolution controller's motion-sensitivity, racers will be able to turn and boost without touching a button. The game will also feature button combinations to pull off tricks that recall the controls for the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Tony Hawk's Underground titles."

According to Nintendo Power, Tony Hawk: Downhill Jam will incorporate four-player split-screen multiplayer, eight new racers, as well as eight environments modeled after real-world locations, including Machu Picchu in the Andes and the hills of San Francisco. In-game characters will also get a speed boost when the controller is thrust forward.

The developer for this new Tony Hawk title is Toys for Bob, a wholly-owned Activision subsiduary. Founded in 1989, Toys For Bob is best known for developing the space action adventure games Star Control and Star Control II which were published by Accolade. From 1993 to 2002, the studio worked exclusively with Crystal Dynamics until it was fully acquired by Activision in May of 2005.

Nintendo Power noted that more details and screenshots for Tony Hawk: Downhill Jam will be available in the July issue, but the game is likely to appear in some form at E3 in May.