Hawk Skateboard Gets Controller

In a valiant attempt of art imitating life, Activision has released a sensing controller to go with the Tony Hawk: RIDE game.

Tony Hawk: RIDE will allow players to physically play a skateboarding game using an motion se

nsing skateboard controller.

Game publisher, Activision, claims this new controller allows for unprecedented freedom and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE features a wireless skateboard controller designed in conjunction with the game to offer a gaming experience built from the ground up.

Using a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors, the controller allows players to physically control the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board that directly translate into fun tricks in the game. Without button combinations or analogue sticks, gamers of all skill levels can literally step on the board and play.

Tony Hawk: RIDE is in development by Robomodo for the Xbox 360 v and PS3.  Buzz Monkey is developing the Wii system version.