Shaun White Takes On Tony Hawk

Ubisoft and two-time Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White kick the Tony Hawk franchise while its down with the announcement of Shaun White Skateboarding.

There's not much in the official game announcement other than the fact that it's being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and due to be released this holiday season, leading me to believe the game was officially in reaction to Shaun's appearance yesterday on KROQ radio, where he made mention of an upcoming skateboarding game in his own excited sort of way.

"I can't describe how excited I am about the skateboard game," said Shaun White. "We've been working on it for a while now and it's ready to melt minds."

See how excited this guy is? He's nearly as excited as he is enthusiastic.

"As we've just seen at the Olympics, Shaun is a one-of-kind action sports athlete," said Tony Key, US senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "Shaun's enthusiasm for skateboarding shines through in this truly unique game."

Excitement. Enthusiasm. Mind-melting. What more could you ask for?


    Here comes Ubisoft with another piece of shit to pour down your gullet. Happy Video Gaming, 'yall!

    I thought Shaun White was a snowboarder....

      He actually competes professionally in both sports, infact he has won gold in the summer X games.

      I think this is great, Tony Hawk has become somewhat unrecognizable in the current skating world I would imagine, sure he did that 900 trick for the first time, but that was over 10 years ago and a slew of skaters have done it since then. When was the last time we saw Hawk on TV, winning competitions, or even skating professionally at all?. I haven’t in a few years. The only Hawk fans we have left have had to put up with terrible game after terrible game and its getting old.

      Its kind of the passing of the torch if you ask me, Tony hawk was the face of extreme sports 10 years ago, well it will be this guy now. And after reading the reviews for RIDE it can’t come soon enough.

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