FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Monica, CA - October 19, 2006 - The competition to become a member of Tony Hawk's elite skate team starts on your Xbox 360 with the free Tony Hawk's Project 8 demo available on Xbox Live® Marketplace Oct. 20.
Gamers can download the demo and hit the Concrete Park where they will experience some of the latest innovations in the #1 best selling action sports franchise from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), including "Nail the Trick," which gives players precision control over how their skater moves their feet to flip the skateboard; "Filmer" goals that require players to follow a cameraman and complete tricks that he calls out; and "Spot Challenges" which are ambient goals that players can access throughout the game world and complete as they choose.
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft. The game is rated 12+ BBFC and is scheduled for release in November.
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