We all suspected it, but now Activision has confirmed that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a GameCube launch title. Update: Info on the Skatepark Editor!
We didn't even know it would ship in 2001 at all just a few weeks ago, but Tony Hawk 3 is now officially confirmed as a launch title for Nintendo's system, which will put it direct competition with Tony Hawk 2x for Xbox. The GameCube version looks to be a straight port from PS2, except for the online features. The press release says it all...
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI - news) confirmed today that the highly anticipated video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(TM) 3 is set to launch simultaneously with the Nintendo GameCube(TM). The game lets players skate as the legendary Tony Hawk, or one of 12 other professional skateboarders as they perform hundreds of real-world tricks through authentic locations with interactive environments. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for the Nintendo GameCube is rated ``T'' (Teen -- with blood, mild lyrics and suggestive themes) and will be available on retail shelves for the suggested retail price of $49.99.
Update: Just a bit of clarification...although it's not mentioned in today's press release or in many other sites' previews for THPS3, Activision has told us that the game WILL include a Skatepark Editor that has even more features than the one in the second game.