Next Spring gamers will be able to command their skating destiny in Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground from Activision. For the first time, players will have the freedom to define their character, story and style based on the choices they make, the paths they choose and the style of skating they use on the proving grounds from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington.

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground features deeper customisation, including a fully-featured video editor with editing tools and visual effects for creating epic skate videos, and a fully customisable online Skate Lounge where players can skate with friends in the ultimate pad.

In addition, players will have the freedom to skate from single player to online seamlessly, as well as utilise new gameplay mechanics such as skateable terrain altering and building, and Bowl Carving. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground also features more Nail the Trick moves such as Nail the Grab and Nail the Manual, intensifying the thrill of pulling off big tricks.

“Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground drops players into the skateboarding world like never before,” says Joel Jewett, president of Neversoft. “This is the largest, deepest and most compelling Tony Hawk game ever. You can skate the best lines, define your own style and produce your own videos. You can even take it further by tricking out your own Skate Lounge, where you can hang out and skate with others online. Proving Ground will throw you so deep into the lifestyle of skateboarding that you won’t be able to get out. Hands down, it’s the most exciting Tony Hawk title yet.”

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground is in development by Neversoft for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS.