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Grinding All Over St. Nick's Turf

by Billy Berghammer - September 25, 2001, 10:40 am PDT
Source: Activision Press Release

Confirmed baby! Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 to hit the GameCube! A couple weeks after PS2, but who cares! Slap on those Vans and grind on in...

We reported a few days ago that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 was set for release on GameCube before the end of the year, but now it's been officially confirmed. Here's the press release from Activision:

Santa Monica, CA. -- September 25, 2001 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(tm) 3, the eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling action sports game of 2000, will be a premier title for the Nintendo GameCube(tm) platform and will launch on the new game system this holiday season. Additionally, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 will be the only skateboarding game available for the Nintendo GameCube this fall.

"We are excited to partner with Nintendo to bring this key franchise to the new platform," states Ron Doornink, President and COO, Activision, Inc. "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 will be one of the handful of third-party titles available for the Nintendo GameCube this holiday season. The game takes full advantage of the hardware's advanced technological and graphics capabilities to offer Nintendo consumers a revolutionary gaming experience."

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 lets players once again ride as the legendary Tony Hawk or one of 12 other top pros. Building on the franchise's intuitive control scheme, the game lets players perform hundreds of tricks and combos in some of the world's most popular skate locations including Los Angeles, Canada and Tokyo. Players navigate through eight obstacle filled levels that include intelligent traffic and pedestrians. The game's all new goals and rewards system offer hours of endless challenges.

In addition to riding as one of the greatest pro skaters ever, players can also create their own custom characters with the game's robust Create-A-Skate feature. Choosing from hundreds of options, players can customize the look for each character by choosing height, weight, skin tones, accessories and tattoos.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is rated "RP" ("Rating Pending") and will carry a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $620 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.

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