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My God! An N64 release!

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2001 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT

TOP-SELLING SPORTS FRANCHISE TONY HAWK’S PRO SKATER™ 2 RIDES ONTO NINTENDO® 64 PLATFORM.
Tony Hawk’s winning run continues with the release of Activision Inc.’s highly anticipated Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater™ 2 for Nintendo® 64. The game, which is currently available on North American retail shelves, allows players to skate as the legendary pro skater, Tony Hawk, performing hundreds of real-world tricks through authentic locations. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 has been rated “E” (“Everyone” - content suitable for persons ages 6 and older - Comic Mischief, Mild Lyrics, Mild Violence) by the ESRB, and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.

“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 for the Nintendo 64 takes skateboarding to the next level for N64 gamers with updated graphics, player modes and unique customization features,” said Dave Stohl, vice president, North American Studios. “The game features enhanced skating physics that lets players pull off new moves and trick combos.”

Developed by Edge of Reality, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 features the franchise’s signature control scheme as they link an increased number of tricks and combinations, including new grabs, grinds, inverts, manuals, lip and nollie tricks. In addition to Tony Hawk, players can ride like one of 12 other skaters including Bob Burnquist, Steve Caballero, Kareem Campbell, Rune Glifberg, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Elissa Steamer and Jamie Thomas in the ultimate skating adventure ever to come to the N64.

Players can show off their skills in international skate parks including Marseilles, New York, Philadelphia and Skate Street in Ventura. Each park is packed with ramps, rails, fun boxes and other objects that allow the player to trick off of just about everything in sight.

Adding to the game’s replayability, the 3D skate park editor allows players to build their own dream parks from scratch, with a variety of ramps, rails, pipes and fun boxes to choose from. Players can see, in real-time, exactly how the park will look, and can even test ride the park in various stages of development. Gamers can also canvas their own personality onto the virtual landscape with the new create-a-skater feature. This tool allows them to choose such characteristics as weight, height, dress, board type, tricks and skating skills.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 allows players to compete against each other in the original modes of Trick Attack, Graffiti, and Horse plus the newly added Tag Mode. In addition, the new multiplayer contest disciplines of Regular and Best Trick allow 1-8 players to take turns skating heats in the competition levels of the game.

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