A new Tony Hawk skateboarding game is in the works, but it might not be the one you want. Listings on Google Play and the Apple App Store show that a new free-to-play title, Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam, is coming on December 13 to Android and iOS devices.
The iOS listing states that Skate Jam will have a «classic career mode,» as well as «global skate jam tournaments.» What’s more, players can expect street, park, and vert skate disciplines, as well as «dozens» of skateboards to collect from Hawk’s own Birdhouse brand.
«Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam will set a new bar for authentic tricks, controls, and music in a mobile game, thanks to Tony,» reads a line from the game’s description.
As for playable skateboarders, the game mentions that Skate Jam will let you play as Tony Hawk himself, but no other skaters were mentioned.
Skate Jam is in development at Maple Media, a mobile game studio that previously released skateboarding games Skateboard Party and Skateboard Party 2.
The iOS store listing shows that Skate Jam is 1.4 GB, and confirms that it will feature microtransactions. The game will sell coin packs, though it’s not clear yet what you can buy with them. Some kind of a «Starter Pack» will also be available. The listing states that a full announement of Skate Jam is coming soon.
- Small Coin Pack – $2
- Medium Coin Pack – $5
- Large Coin Pack – $10
- Extra Large Coin Pack – $20
- Jumbo Coin Pack Coin Pack – $50
- Legendary Coin Pack – $100
- Starter Pack – $2
Tony Hawk worked with Activision on numerous skateboarding games, starting with the 1999 original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. 2015’s Pro Skater 5 is the latest entry in the long-running series. A mobile game called Tony Hawk’s Shred Session was soft-launched in 2014, but it was never seen through to an official release.
In February this year, Hawk said he had stopped working with Activision on skateboarding games. A month before that, he stated that he was working on a new skateboarding game without Activision, and it appears this title is Skate Jam.