Activision’s upcoming skateboard peripheral-powered Tony Hawk: Ride will grind its way into retailers in the United Kingdom for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii on November 20th, and, will cost £99.99, MCV reports.
Stateside, the game is expected to be released in October for around $120 (according to Amazon and GameStop, since Activision has yet to make an official announcement about either listing). The only other country that will get its feet on the game this year is Germany, and that should happen around November 20th as well.
To sweeten the deal for UK gamers, Activision has also revealed that a limited edition version of the game's skateboard peripheral will be available only at the retailer GAME. The board features a red and black design, complete with a Tony Hawk logo. The best part is that the limited edition and standard editions will cost the same.
I’m still not sold on Activision’s peripheral-only approach for the game, especially since it pushes the game into a price point that will instantly turn off a lot of people. I mean, there are a bunch of people who probably would have been on the fence about it even if it offered traditional controls, and carried the typical $60 price tag. Plus, asking gamers to invest blindly in a game and a technology that haven’t proven themselves just doesn’t strike me as the best strategy.
Then again, I haven’t run a publishing company for some years now, so perhaps I’m just not seeing the big picture.Is my skepticism unwarranted?