Activision have released the first screens of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4, at the E3 expo in Los Angeles today.


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However, it would appear from the fact sheet that was released with the screens, that online play will not be a feature of the game, despite Microsoft announcing their Xbox Live network yesterday, and THPS3 on the PlayStation 2 featuring an online play option.

New gameplay modes are being incorporated in to THPS4 though, including a Go Pro career mode, which sees you start off as an amateur, and work your way up to the full professional mode which has to be unlocked by completing special challenges.


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Graphics are said to be greatly improved, with new objects such as trucks and cars, along with advanced skateboard physics, allowing for more realistic balancing, bails, and board dynamics.

An upgraded park editor will also feature in the game, allowing an unlimited number of custom park designs, which will allow for set objectives to be set, including high scores, hidden tapes, and combo completion, making the custom parks more like a proper level of the game.


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Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4 will be backflipping on to the Xbox in the Autumn, priced at $49.99 (approximately 39.99).