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Old Apr 30, 2014, 07:02 AM   #1
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New Tony Hawk Game 'Shred Session' Launching on iOS This Summer




Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has been the star of 16 different video games, dating back to 1999. His newest title, which is set to be released later this year, is going to be exclusive to mobile devices and TouchArcade editor-in-chief Eli Hodapp was able to get a hands-on look at the game earlier this week.

Tony Hawk's Shred Session is described as a lane-based vertical runner similar to Subway Surfers, but set in the Tony Hawk universe. The game is played in portrait mode and uses natural swiping gestures. According to Hodapp, the gameplay is "fluid," incorporating gestures to complete an array of tricks.
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The big difference in Shred Session, compared to everything else out there, is how they took this formula that's been proven time and time again to work well on mobile, and added all the tricks you're used to from Tony Hawk games. How fluid it all goes together is actually super cool, as instead of just swiping to avoid objects and other junk in your way, you're swiping to ollie off ramps, swiping some more to do various tricks, and landing to keep your score going.
Shred Session has two separate game modes: Survival, where players need to continuously string tricks together and Shred Sessions, which asks players to complete a series of objectives. Tony Hawk himself gave Hodapp a demo of the gameplay:

Like many Tony Hawk games, Shred Session incorporates well-known skaters as playable characters, including Riley Hawk, Tony Hawk's son, and Chris Cole, a professional street skateboarder. Tony Hawk himself is also a playable character, of course.

Shred Session, which will be free to play, will see a release this summer. It will soft launch in a few weeks ahead of a full worldwide roll out later in the year. For more information on the game, including additional details on gameplay and characters, make sure to check out the full post over at TouchArcade.

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Old Apr 30, 2014, 07:12 AM   #2
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Great, another free-to-play game. I aways said the App Store was lacking in free to play games -_-
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Great, another free-to-play game. I aways said the App Store was lacking in free to play games -_-
Agreed, no doubt it will be littered with in app purchases too.

I'd much rather them just port one of the classic PS1 games and charge 3-5 for it...
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Agreed, no doubt it will be littered with in app purchases too.

I'd much rather them just port one of the classic PS1 games and charge 3-5 for it...
I was going to buy an iPad for portable gaming at one point. So much more happy with my vita playing PS3 quality games.
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I used to play a lot of games on my iPhone. Plants vs Zombies, GSN Casino, Super Hexigon, etc. I stopped play for two reasons. I have an iPhone 4 so with all the updates these games got it, gameplay became very slow. Also After a few years this 3.5 inch screen feels awfully tiny!
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The more the merrier. You don't want your platform to be the last choice for gaming.
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is this first time you're using iPhone? looks like you can't swipe at all or you're android user who has to swipe hardly on screen, 'cos you know, lag and stuff
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I wish they would update their Pro Skater 2 game, it doesn't work on iOS 7.

Edit: Looks like they actually removed it.
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is this first time you're using iPhone? looks like you can't swipe at all or you're android user who has to swipe hardly on screen, 'cos you know, lag and stuff
Come on man, I love apple and I am a fan boy, but do we really need comments like these?
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The game looks pretty bad. Too on-railsy
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I wish they would update their Pro Skater 2 game, it doesn't work on iOS 7.

Edit: Looks like they actually removed it.
Oooooy. That hurts.

It's been more than a year since I played it, but I thought that was a genuinely fun and workable port of [actually two] of my favorite PS1 games. It had a great combination of levels from THPS1 and 2.
But I should also mention that I don't mind touch screen controls. I thought it worked well for me.

It's really a shame they take that down and replace it with what looks like an endless runner with minor tweaks.
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