Activision, Inc. announced on April 12, 2001 that it will release the next installment of the best-selling skateboarding franchise of all time, TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER, on six platforms -- the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system, Game Boy Advance, PC, PlayStation game console and Game Boy Color. Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios, commented, "TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER 3 takes skateboarding to the next level through its innovative technical advancements and unique gameplay features that offer fast and furious competitions both on the ramp and in the street. The title's inherently fun and intuitive game design will translate seamlessly across multiple platforms." According to Goldberg, the new game's realistic, cutting-edge graphics and action-packed gameplay integrate video sequences and crisp special effects. Fluid animations let gamers pull off hundreds of combo moves and tricks including nollies, manuals and lip tricks. The game sets players in living environments that evolve, such as realistic urban settings complete with pedestrians, cars, traffic accidents, natural disasters and changing weather conditions. The game also lets players skate through noted locales such as Skater's Island in Middleton, Rhode Island, Rio, Los Angeles, Canada, Tokyo and Paris, and includes a roster of well-known skater pros like Steve Caballero, Rune Glifberg, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Elissa Steamer and Jamie Thomas. More information can be found at www.activision.com.