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Next generation Activision titles

GameCube receives a boost, along with PlayStation 2

Santa Monica-based Activision have announced that they are developing "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" and "Spider-Man: The Movie" for GameCube, and "Supercar Street Challenge for PlayStation 2/PC". The company is working closely with Nintendo on the two GameCube titles, and was amongst the first wave of publishers to announce its support for the console. On the PS2 front, veteran automobile manufacturer Steve Saleen is to lend its S7 supercar to Supercar Street Challenge, and players will be able to seek advice from the man in the game's design studio. All three titles show great promise. As we know, Neversoft's Tony Hawk's titles are renowned for their addictive gameplay, and the previous Spider-Man game, curiously also based on the Tony Hawk's engine, demonstrated how effective a comic book license can be when treated with respect. Activision's racing sim releases have been a mixed bag over the years, but Supercar Street Challenge almost sounds like a simulation of the Nicholas Cage movie "Gone in 60 Seconds", and we're loathe to argue with that... Pitting the gamer against enormously powerful supercars in a race through cities all over the world (with 27 course locations in total from Monaco to Rome to Los Angeles), SSC looks exhilarating. Supercar Street Challenge will launch this summer on the PlayStation 2 and PC. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Spider-Man: The Movie should launch with the GameCube in the West. Related Feature - Spider-Man PlayStation Review

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Source - press release