In Tony Hawk's Underground (T.H.U.G.), you play an amateur skateboarder who learns, grows and competes his way into becoming a famous pro boarder. No more selecting from a list of other pro-skateboarders and hitting the parks. The game is focused on you making and developing your personal character. The character creation process promises to be awesome -- you'll even be able to load up your own face and slap it on your skater!
The hype before Tony Hawk 4 said that it would feature online skating, but when the game came out for the X-Box, you couldn't even play 4 players on one TV! The Play Station 2 version has online skating, which totally rocks, but this new installment of the Tony Hawk series looks to take the online aspect even further. With Tony Hawk Underground, you are promised to be able to download new content, new games, new stats, and they even say they will offer an online ranking system.
But the game isn't just for online play. It will feature an in-depth storyline with twists and turns. The levels promise to be huge, and there will even be times were you can walk or ride in a car rather than skate ... why, I have no idea, but it's new!
The game will also have a new create-a-trick feature, where you can design and name your own tricks! So now you can make and name all those patented tricks you bust out with on the street or at the park. And maybe, some pro skater will be playing with you online, see one of your moves, and use it on his or her next skate video ... or maybe not.
This game looks awesome, and it looks like it's going to pump some fresh life into the Tony Hawk series. Look for it this October (right in time for Tony's Boom Boom Huck Jam! Coincidence?), from Activision and Neversoft, of course. It will be available on X-Box, Playstation 2, GameCube, and Gameboy Advance.