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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

Platform(s): GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Neversoft

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'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (ALL) Skates Into Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT

No levels. No load times. Just never-ending action that doesn't stop until you leave the game! Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives you - for the first time ever in a Hawk game - the freedom to skate, or bike, throughout a rich, expansive open environment. Once you arrive in Los Angeles, the vast city that gave birth to skate culture, the sky's the limit as you progress through the Wasteland story and choose missions that will have you immersed in the action without ever skating the same line twice

Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland also takes the action to new heights with expanded controls that allow players to pull off more sick tricks than ever before and new multiplayer modes including Xbox Live® support and a two-player co-op classic mode.

“Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland is a major step forward for the brand,” said Will Kassoy, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. “For the first time ever, players have the freedom to experience continuous action through an immersive and humorous storyline inspired by the roots of the sport.”

In a plot-twisting story that pays homage to the roots of skateboarding and punk style, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland puts players in the shoes of a young rebel skater who makes his way to Los Angeles, the mecca of skateboarding. Once there he must prove himself to Tony Hawk, legendary skaters such as Tony Alva, and local pros, while constructing the ultimate, trick-filled skate park. Gamers can customize their character all in-game as they travel throughout the vast areas of Los Angeles. New player controls, both on and off the board allow for insane combos and include bert slides, stalls, Natas spins handstands, one-footed grinds and manuals, wall runs, wall flips, board smacks and board throws.

Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland features online gameplay for up to eight players for both Xbox Live and PlayStation 2 Online. In addition, Classic Mode returns with an all new two-player co-op mode where gamers can compete alone or alongside friends in their favorite Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater® levels as they race against a two-minute timer to complete favorite goals such as “Pro Score,” “Combo Letters,” and “Skate Letters.”

Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland was developed by Neversoft Entertainment and is now available for the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube, for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

A Collector’s Edition is also available for the PlayStation 2 for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and includes two exclusive classic mode levels, two exclusive secret characters, the “Making of Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland” documentary and a concept art gallery featuring creations by legendary artist Jimbo Philips.

The game is rated “T” (Teen – Blood, Crude Humor, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence) by the ESRB.


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