Activision has shown the first pictures of the wireless skateboard peripheral for Tony Hawk: Ride.
It's a black plastic/rubber skateboard-shaped platform without the trucks or wheels of the real-life equivalent. Along the front-side are a series of inputs, comprising a d-pad and the usual face, start/select buttons.
Alongside the picture on the official website are the words, "Get ready to Ride. Be the first. E3 6.2.2009."
GameTrailers has a debut clip of Tony Hawk: Ride that features the board spun 360 degrees at the end.
Activision prepared us for such an unveiling a while back, telling us, "You're not going to be playing this game with a controller in your hands." Exactly what it would be, however, was kept secret.
There's no word on when Tony Hawk: Ride will be out, nor who will be developing it.
Series creator Neversoft's logo is absent from the trailer, however, and replaced by Robomodo, a new Chicago-based developer "working on a high-profile extreme sports title for Activision Blizzard", according to its website.
We'll check the facts.
E3 runs from 2nd to 4th June. We'll be there.