Tony Hawk's Underground - PS2 - Preview
E3 2003 - First Look
Tony Hawk has been the king of skateboarding for a while now, even back in 1987 when I was doing it. He’s had a long line of successful Activision games, and there is a new one which doesn’t have a definite release date set yet called T.H.U.G. that will actually place more emphasis on the player than Tony Hawk himself … and you won’t be skateboarding all the time either.
You have the create your own skater mode again, and this time you can actually take a digitized picture of your face and add it to the game as you skate around and do a lot of other things that you didn’t do in past Tony Hawk titles. The trailer that I saw of the game had you doing things like driving and racing in high-speed Japanese sports cars, and even a level that had a character climbing hand over hand across a suspended power line looking like more of a 3rd person action title.
This new Tony Hawk looks to not only be as popular as the originals, but also to begin expanding on the franchise and doing something a little different this time around.