News of the next sequel to Tony Hawk: Ride is now known. While Ride was panned by critics, the new title will use the Ride plastic board controller. The new game will be called Tony Hawk: Shred Show, and once again the development will be handled by developer Robomodo for Activision.
Shred Show will feature skateboarding, but in addition it will add snowboarding, which is a first for the Tony Hawk series. Previously, the Tony Hawk franchise has stuck primarily to skateboarding and has not strayed too far beyond it. We do know, however, that the new title does seem to feature more of a cartoon animated look which appears to be more akin to a cell-shaded title than what we have seen in the past.
We are hearing that the title is on track for release later this year, but an official release date has yet to be confirmed. We know that it is in development for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms, but rumors of a possible Wii version remain unconfirmed at this time.