Tony Hawk recently did an interview with IGN where he touched on the current state of skating games and the Tony Hawk franchise, which died an awful death with the release of Tony Hawk Skate (remember the skateboard accessory?). In the interview, Hawk mentions his desire to revive the franchise with the HD remake of his older games, Pro Skater. Hawk also touched on creating new skaing games, including for new consoles. Hawk said:
“In a few years I would love to still be here and take advantage of new consoles as they come, including Wii-U and whatever else they have in the pipe.”
It would be interesting to see how Tony Hawk, or anyone else for that matter, would do a skating game on the Wii U. The unique controller certainly offers a lot of options for features and gameplay. So far we haven’t seen any sports games announced for the Wii U at all, but that’s likely to change as we get closer to launch. At the very least we expect the annual EA franchises to make their way to the Wii U, titles like FIFA and Madden.