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World’s Best Wakeboarders Sign On For 'Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder'

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT

The country’s top boarders will join wakeboarding pioneer Shaun “House of Style” Murray for a world-class line-up in Activision, Inc.’s upcoming Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder video game. The title, which will give gamers a taste of the insanely daring athleticism and lifestyle of the sport, will be available this holiday season for the PS2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The game is currently "Rating Pending" by the ESRB.

In addition to Murray, Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder will also feature Parks Bonifay, 2001 Champion on the Pro Wakeboard Tour and the first gold medalist in the sport; Dallas Friday, the women’s gold medalist at the 2001 Summer X Games; Tara Hamilton, two-time X Games gold medalist; Cobe Mikacich, wakeboarding’s leading ambassador who teaches clinics throughout the United States and Canada while on tour; Darin Shapiro, silver medalist in the 2001 Summer X Games, who holds almost every title possible as he’s been competitively involved in the sport since the beginning in 1991; and Colin Wright, one of wakeboarding’s most innovative trick artists. Each of these wakeboarders is recognized for their individual styles and unique moves that have helped revolutionize the sport.

Developed by Shaba Games, LLC, Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder gives players the opportunity to perform incredible series of tricks through vast levels of limitless action. Jumping over boulders, grinding on sliders 20 feet above water and catapulting off giant ramps, gamers will be immersed into exotic locations from around the world including Hong Kong Harbor and Venice, Italy. Players will be able to compete with one another in groundbreaking two player modes including Cooperative, one person controls the boat while the other controls the boarder, and Tug-of-War which uses the O2 PUSH technology. The game features amazing water graphics, secret levels and upgradeable equipment that capture the essence of high performance wakeboarding.

Shaun Murray is a world leader in the fast-growing sport of wakeboarding. His impressive list of credentials include multiple Pro Wakeboard Tour wins, a gold medal in the Gravity Games International Championship and first place at the Vans Triple Crown.

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