It’s been more than three years since skateboard legend Tony Hawk has lent his name to a new game.
Though it’s not part of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise (his deal with Activision ended in 2015), Hawk says it was important for him to win over old fans looking for a hint of nostalgia with Skate Jam.
“I want this to appeal to fans of our original series, and to new kids that play games on their phones,” Hawk says.
For longtime fans, though, the bigger question might be whether it’s even still possible to recreate the magic that made the skateboarder a household name in the first place. Activision’s final game in the Pro Skater series was an epic disaster and the company killed the last attempt at a mobile title, Shred Session, before it was fully realized. Read more…