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Tony Hawk gets skateboard peripheral

Sleek, black, wireless. "Ride" it.

Dark blue icons of video game controllers on a light blue background
Image credit: Eurogamer

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.

But it has no wheels.

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.

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