First Activision signed the king himself, Tony Hawk and they released one of the best and most memorable games ever. Then after Tony Hawk's release on PS, Activision announced that Mat "Condor" Hoffman will be making his way to the PS as well. And now a press release has just slid across my office desk from guess who? Activision has signed two more agreements with Pro Snowboarder Kelly Slater and Surfer Shaun Palmer. Although the announcement about the deals was made earlier at the E3, we have more info on it now. The game won't arrive on PS or any current system, Activision has said that the two athletes will be appearing on "Next Generation" consoles. Meaning that systems such as Dreamcast and PS2 will be receiving the two games. Production on both games hasn't started yet, but it should be well under way soon.
“Shaun and Kelly are award-winning champions in their fields, and both are unique, well-known celebrities who will enhance our line-up of dynamic cyber athletes,” said Ron Doornink, President and COO, Activision, Inc. “Activision’s hold on the action-sports genre is rooted in our commitment to signing top-level athletes to contribute authenticity and realism to the games that we make. We are excited to have Shaun and Kelly as spokespersons for Activision’s line of extreme sports products.”
Shaun Palmer is a Six time X-Games winner picking up all gold medals during the competitions, proving that he is the best at what he does. He is also a five time International Snowboarding Federation's World Boardercross (damn is there an abbreviation for this). What's impressive about Palmer is that not only does he Snowboard but he has also won events in extreme skiing, mountain bike racing, and motocross.
Kelly Slater is known as the best Surfer in the world. He has set a record when he won his sixth world title two years ago in '98. He took home gold when he was just 20, and that was in '92. He picked up five more titles from '94-98. Slater has been all over the world competing in tons of events such as the Coke Surf Classic in Australia and the Quicksilver Surfmasters in France (lucky guy ain't he?).
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