Mac game publisher
today announced plans to publish a Mac version Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. An enormously popular skateboarding game already on video game consoles and the PC, this title is the sequel to a game Aspyr previously brought to the Macintosh.
|<?php virtual(“/includes/gamesboxad.inc”); ?>
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 enables you take on the persona of the titular professional skateboarder (and Mac enthusiast who recently starred in a “Switch” television ad), along with 12 other real-world pro skaters. Create-A-Skater lets you build your own skater persona, too. You can perform tricks and stunts on 8 levels with realistic features and intelligent traffic. New tricks have been added. The Skatepark Editor lets you build your own levels, as well.
Aspyr noted that the conversion of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is being handled by Beenox Studios, a game development company best known to Mac players for its creation of the Coldstone game development engine and Pillars of Garendall, a role-playing game, both published by Ambrosia Software. The company also collaborated with Pangea Software on the artwork used in Pangea’s kart racing game Cro-Mag Rally. Beenox is also developing its own action/strategy 3D game called The Vatz, using a custom-built engine called Goliath.
Preliminary system requirements call for a G3 or G4/500MHz or faster; Mac OS 9.2.2 or Mac OS X 10.1 or later; 128MB RAM; 700MB hard drive space; and 3D graphics acceleration (ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce recommended).
Aspyr was not able to offer a scheduled ship date for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 when MacCentral sought details, but we’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.