Tony Hawk Ride to Have Skateboard Controller

Genius or lunacy?

If you enjoyed the snowboarding mini game in Wii Fit you’re going to love this.

Tony Hawks Ride, the forthcoming latest instalment in the ever-brilliant franchise, won’t be confining Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers to their console of choice’s standard controller, oh no. Rather, Ride will come with a skateboard peripheral.

I really can’t figure out quite how this controller is going to work. It’s pretty obvious that balance-based steering will be part of the mix, but surely the game isn’t going to require players to actually master the tricks they’re performing in game – I can’t see many gamers doing The 900 in their bedrooms or lounges. Perhaps there’s a handheld part too? Only the developers know currently.

Check out the teaser trailer below for some gratuitously entertaining skateboarding footage:

Tony Hawk Ride official site.