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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5: First play at Somerset festival

No, not *that* Somerset festival! Get your hands on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 at NASS Festival 2015.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

No, not that Somerset festival! Get your hands on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 at NASS Festival 2015.

Tony Hawk is 47 years old. Forty-seven.

Let’s let that sink in for a moment.

Tony Hawk is 47 years old, and has four children. One of them is 23 years old this winter.

OK, now we’re done feeling old, let’s get on with the news:

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – the tenth title proper in the Tony Hawk’s series and first major release since 2007 – is due out later this year. Specifically, September 29 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One, with PS3 and Xbox 360 ports to follow.

Extreme sports games have been a bit thin on the ground in recent years – see our piece on the fall of snowsports games – but the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 could be set to change all that. Skateboarding itself doesn’t seem to have dwindled in popularity, but the pursuit of doing it indoors and on consoles has certainly been suffering, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 might be the shot in the arm the genre needs*.

If you are of a skating persuasion, and are going to the NASS Festival 2015 in Somerset, then you’ll be able to get your hands on the first public play of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5.

The man himself and his team (Birdhouse Skateboards) are touring a number of events and festivals in Europe, with the NASS Festival near Bristol being the very first stop, so if you head over to the Activision booth you could be among the first in the world to get their hands on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, the reboot that the genre has been waiting for.


Pre-order Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 from Amazon.

* Or you know, kids might continue playing outside, like they did when I were a lad and all of this were fields…


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