There’s something about childhood games being repackaged into mobile games that makes the feeling of nostalgia set in hard. Runescape has seen a recent revival with its mobile counterpart, where players can once again revisit the world of Gielinor while on-the-go.
Soon, another familiar name will enter the fray. Meet Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam, the next skateboarding gaming adventure of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk that seeks to retain the formula of his numerous skateboarding titles – and then some.
Apart from the usual routine of skating through parks, pulling off amazing tricks, and aiming for the highest scores possible, the free-to-play game will additionally feature a fully-fledged career mode, global tournaments, and three skating disciplines: street, park, and vert. For greater playability value, more than 15 parks and a range of collectible Birdhouse skateboards are made available to players as well – although its nature as a mobile game means microtransactions are going to make an appearance.
Slated for release on December 13, 2018 across both the App Store and Google Play Store, Skate Jam falls under developer Maple Media, who’s known for creating several skateboarding titles within the Skate Party and Snowboard Party franchises. There’s, thus, some level of expectation that comes with it, and the team shows a glimpse of what’s to come:
“Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam will set a new bar for authentic tricks, controls, and music in a mobile skate game, thanks to Tony.”
Prior to this, Tony Hawk’s Shred Session was the first mobile skateboarding title under the famous Tony Hawk name to be developed. However, it never saw the light of the day, and only saw a soft-launch in 2014. Hopefully, Skate Jam will be enough to bring back the thrilling joy of skateboarding for long-time enthusiasts, and serve as a good introduction to the series for newcomers.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.