tonyhawksproskater2nintendo64jpgAs it turns out, yesterday's video leak of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 was legitimate based on an email response from iPhone developer LTI Gray Matter to TouchArcade.com.

The president of the company Daniel R. Chavez confirmed that the game is completely real though it's not clear if the game will ever see the light of day.

We developed an engine & tools to push the bleeding edge of the iPhone's limits. That's why the graphics, sound & frame rate are so good in the demo. We used THPS2 strictly as a "test subject" and not at the request of Activision or anyone else. By the time we were thru, THPS2 was fully on the iPhone and performing even better than originally anticipated.

Chavez said that they let Activision know that the game was ready for quality assurance testing if they wanted it but suspects that unless there is a large outcry for the game, it won't likely make it to the App Store.

He reports that there may be some confusion as there will be a new Tony Hawk game that is to be detailed tomorrow. Chavez says, "There may be a feeling that this may cause confusion with the new title but I believe the Tony Hawk fans & gamers (both iPhone & console) would love to own both."

He explains more about the details in the video itself (which is no longer available):

Some of the glitchyness on the demo were strictly because of compressing/loading into the editing software. The cuts showing player X were only to better illustrate the accelerometer use and while he was actually playing, this was shot separate from the over-the-shoulder angle. That's why on those scenes the headphone wire was not plugged in and the close-ups of the screen did have the wire connected. It was plugged directly into the camera so the sound heard was exactly what you would hear with headphones. The need for player X to keep his head cocked sideways and minimize movement in order to get the best video display is the reason for the less-than-stellar runs and not because the game mechanics are too difficult. Also, the buttons on screen are there for the 1st time player (left on for the demo) and there is the ability to toggle them off and just touch the corresponding quadrants of the screen thereby giving a cleaner view.

  • Donald Loomis

    I think there's going to be some sort of an outcry for this game to the point where Activision isn't going to be able to ignore. I don't know anything about this game they're supposed to be announcing tomorrow, but I'm sure that there will be a THPS variation or another on the iPhone at some point in the future.

  • Donald Loomis

    I think there's going to be some sort of an outcry for this game to the point where Activision isn't going to be able to ignore. I don't know anything about this game they're supposed to be announcing tomorrow, but I'm sure that there will be a THPS variation or another on the iPhone at some point in the future.

  • Frogtorch

    Confusion? Hell, I don't care. Call it whatever you like... iTony Hawk! Just release it!

    • spamboy

      By confusion could he mean that there is gonna be a new title announced for iphone/iPod touch tomorrow?

      • Frogtorch

        Likely, yes. That was my failed attempt at humor there.

        Seriously though, given the choice between THPS2 and a new THPS, I would likely choose THPS2.

        Ah, sentinental memories...

  • Frogtorch

    Confusion? Hell, I don't care. Call it whatever you like... iTony Hawk! Just release it!

    • spamboy

      By confusion could he mean that there is gonna be a new title announced for iphone/iPod touch tomorrow?

      • Frogtorch

        Likely, yes. That was my failed attempt at humor there.

        Seriously though, given the choice between THPS2 and a new THPS, I would likely choose THPS2.

        Ah, sentinental memories...

  • gigidey

    I'm not even a huge fan of skateboarding games, and I would easily pay $10 for THPS2, it was, without a doubt, my favorite Tony Hawk.

  • gigidey

    I'm not even a huge fan of skateboarding games, and I would easily pay $10 for THPS2, it was, without a doubt, my favorite Tony Hawk.

  • Brett

    I just don't get why they would develop a game so in-depth, other than testing, and then not pursue releasing it. I hope they release it because it looks awesome!!!

    • Johan

      Because it not gonna happen?

  • Brett

    I just don't get why they would develop a game so in-depth, other than testing, and then not pursue releasing it. I hope they release it because it looks awesome!!!

    • Johan

      Because it not gonna happen?

  • bobby

    I would easily pay $2.99 for THPS2!

    • dmbfan1192

      Really, that much?

      But seriously, I would expect this to be 7.99-9.99 (Which I would pay in a second). This would be the first iPhone game with as much gameplay as regular console as opposed to something that would get boring after a little while.

      • bobby

        Yeah $2.99-$3.99 is reasonable for an old game like THPS2. I could see them pushing $4.99 for a newer edition.
        But of course all the big name dev houses start apps at $7.99-9.99 which is ridiculous and i will wait for a sale or just not buy it.

  • bobby

    I would easily pay $2.99 for THPS2!

    • dmbfan1192

      Really, that much?

      But seriously, I would expect this to be 7.99-9.99 (Which I would pay in a second). This would be the first iPhone game with as much gameplay as regular console as opposed to something that would get boring after a little while.

      • bobby

        Yeah $2.99-$3.99 is reasonable for an old game like THPS2. I could see them pushing $4.99 for a newer edition.
        But of course all the big name dev houses start apps at $7.99-9.99 which is ridiculous and i will wait for a sale or just not buy it.

  • http://stereomanic.blogspot.com stereomanic

    i reckon they are toying with us. almost like a stimulating our gaming senses. i feel that i would kill to own that..okay, i won't kill...i would just beat anyone to a bloody pulp for a shot at that game on the iPod/iPhone.

    • woah

      That's just weird, I wouldn't do that for a game

  • http://stereomanic.blogspot.com stereomanic

    i reckon they are toying with us. almost like a stimulating our gaming senses. i feel that i would kill to own that..okay, i won't kill...i would just beat anyone to a bloody pulp for a shot at that game on the iPod/iPhone.

    • woah

      That's just weird, I wouldn't do that for a game

  • http://stereomanic.blogspot.com stereomanic

    sorry for the grammatical mistake but who am i apologizing this to?

  • http://stereomanic.blogspot.com stereomanic

    sorry for the grammatical mistake but who am i apologizing this to?

  • randomdude

    anyone know how to send Activision an email asking them to allow this and if other people read this I suggest you do the same thing.

  • randomdude

    anyone know how to send Activision an email asking them to allow this and if other people read this I suggest you do the same thing.

  • Nate

    TA, this is the perfect opportunity to put the community to good use. If they need "a large outcry for the game", I am sure there are plenty of people willing to send them an email showing their support. Hope this game doesn't go to waste.

  • Nate

    TA, this is the perfect opportunity to put the community to good use. If they need "a large outcry for the game", I am sure there are plenty of people willing to send them an email showing their support. Hope this game doesn't go to waste.

  • joni

    LTI Gray Matter can you port the same way more games ???

  • joni

    LTI Gray Matter can you port the same way more games ???

  • Ryan

    i would buy this without a doubt!!! please release it!!!

  • Ryan

    i would buy this without a doubt!!! please release it!!!

  • DarkJee

    ahah I knew that wasnt a fake!

    bam in your face non-believer! =P

  • DarkJee

    ahah I knew that wasnt a fake!

    bam in your face non-believer! =P

  • Mr. Wigglerz_116

    Oh yeah, let's just make a fluid version of the most revolutionary skateboarding game ever, show it off on youtube and then put it in our back pocket and work on iShoot 2 instead!

  • Mr. Wigglerz_116

    Oh yeah, let's just make a fluid version of the most revolutionary skateboarding game ever, show it off on youtube and then put it in our back pocket and work on iShoot 2 instead!

  • bobbyb

    In order to email Activision you have to use this website. (https://activision.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/activision.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php) I already asked them to bring THPS2 to iPhone. Everyone here should do the same.

  • bobbyb

    In order to email Activision you have to use this website. (https://activision.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/activision.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php) I already asked them to bring THPS2 to iPhone. Everyone here should do the same.

  • bobbyb

    Cr.ap! Disregard that last comment. It looks like you have to create a new account just to send Activision a request.

  • bobbyb

    Cr.ap! Disregard that last comment. It looks like you have to create a new account just to send Activision a request.

  • Victor

    somebody from that company is welcome to leak a cracked version of that app that they're using there. wouldn't upset me any...

  • Victor

    somebody from that company is welcome to leak a cracked version of that app that they're using there. wouldn't upset me any...

  • arta

    Here's the vid again, reupped to another user.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2PFZDt5VpXo

  • arta

    Here's the vid again, reupped to another user.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2PFZDt5VpXo

  • Acidbottle

    release the damn game ARGH!

  • Acidbottle

    release the damn game ARGH!

  • aen

    CRYING OUT AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE!!!!

  • aen

    CRYING OUT AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE!!!!

  • Johan

    You guys still can't see the video is a fake? I dunno why activision has confirmed it.

  • Johan

    You guys still can't see the video is a fake? I dunno why activision has confirmed it.

  • skamando

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/thps2iphone
    Here's a petition I made on a petition site. Sign up, please!

  • skamando

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/thps2iphone
    Here's a petition I made on a petition site. Sign up, please!

  • http://www.hareesun.co.uk Hareesun

    I've gotta say, THPS on my iPhone would completely insane. It looked completely awesome!

    I'd say something around a $9.99 price-tag for something so epic. THPS2 was the first amazing Tony Hawks game. If there was a petition online, or if someone with a bit of time feels like starting one. I'd sign it in seconds, and have every iPhone & iPod Touch owner i know (46) would sign it. This was the game that edged me towards buying a Playstation back in the day.

    Having it on the iPhone would totally rock my world.

    I say do it, maybe make a dedicated page for it, with the video on there. All it's gotta ask if people want it.

    I hope when they said there's an announcement coming of different flavor, they meant THPS3 for iPhone... Nah, not going to happen. I hope it's something new and awesome. Rather than a Kung Fu panda game... But i spose if they're worried about causing confusion on the end-user, it's bound to be a new skateboarding game, but probably not for the iPhone.

    • skamando

      I see you signed my petition. Be sure to get other people to as well.

  • http://www.hareesun.co.uk Hareesun

    I've gotta say, THPS on my iPhone would completely insane. It looked completely awesome!

    I'd say something around a $9.99 price-tag for something so epic. THPS2 was the first amazing Tony Hawks game. If there was a petition online, or if someone with a bit of time feels like starting one. I'd sign it in seconds, and have every iPhone & iPod Touch owner i know (46) would sign it. This was the game that edged me towards buying a Playstation back in the day.

    Having it on the iPhone would totally rock my world.

    I say do it, maybe make a dedicated page for it, with the video on there. All it's gotta ask if people want it.

    I hope when they said there's an announcement coming of different flavor, they meant THPS3 for iPhone... Nah, not going to happen. I hope it's something new and awesome. Rather than a Kung Fu panda game... But i spose if they're worried about causing confusion on the end-user, it's bound to be a new skateboarding game, but probably not for the iPhone.

    • skamando

      I see you signed my petition. Be sure to get other people to as well.

  • Yoshi 256

    Can't they sell the port to Activision?
    Easy money for Activsion, why should they refuse?

  • Yoshi 256

    Can't they sell the port to Activision?
    Easy money for Activsion, why should they refuse?

  • http://jelly-jake.livejournal.com Jake Lee

    This could be the boot that Tony Hawks needs after Activision has ruined the game so much. If it does make it thought I think your wrong with your pricing. I know Activision reps and they'll tell it doesn't matter what platform the game comes out they'll try to make the most cash out of it. If it does come I would say the price would be more like £15 to £20 (about $18 - $25), because its Activision game and you can price iPod Touch/iPhones at whatever you wish.

    Question is, if they did would you pay it and if you do. You know you'll be opening the door to higher cost games but with better graphics and could be longer. Is that a worth wild trade??

  • http://jelly-jake.livejournal.com Jake Lee

    This could be the boot that Tony Hawks needs after Activision has ruined the game so much. If it does make it thought I think your wrong with your pricing. I know Activision reps and they'll tell it doesn't matter what platform the game comes out they'll try to make the most cash out of it. If it does come I would say the price would be more like £15 to £20 (about $18 - $25), because its Activision game and you can price iPod Touch/iPhones at whatever you wish.

    Question is, if they did would you pay it and if you do. You know you'll be opening the door to higher cost games but with better graphics and could be longer. Is that a worth wild trade??

  • http://www.mininova.org Skullptura Ripper

    I am willing to play max $20 for a game that delivers over 24hours of game play. Nice and smooth graphics,like able controls, customization and upgradable stuff. If the new TH game is a full port i will pay 20 bucks for it. Personally i think it is possible to fully port a game. Look at Tiger Woods PGA tour. Thats a pretty full game reminds me of my old ps2.
    just my thoughts,
    regards,
    gizmolio

  • http://www.mininova.org Skullptura Ripper

    I am willing to play max $20 for a game that delivers over 24hours of game play. Nice and smooth graphics,like able controls, customization and upgradable stuff. If the new TH game is a full port i will pay 20 bucks for it. Personally i think it is possible to fully port a game. Look at Tiger Woods PGA tour. Thats a pretty full game reminds me of my old ps2.
    just my thoughts,
    regards,
    gizmolio

  • 'Jeep

    Mr. Wigglerz_116 says:
    May 14, 2009 at 12:11 am
    "Oh yeah, let's just make a fluid version of the most revolutionary skateboarding game ever, show it off on youtube and then put it in our back pocket and work on iShoot 2 instead!"

    Or will this game appear during a presentation in June for a special appstore section priced at $19.99 a pop????

    • spiffyone

      *sighs

      We've been through this before, and you yourself alluded to it: the devs can price at whatever price they wish NOW. Chances are there will be no "premium PRICE section". Again, however, a separate part of the store dedicated to a developer or two might happen. Why? Because I gather Apple would charge that developer to have that separate section. It'd be akin to buying shelf space in retail, which quite a few companies do.

  • 'Jeep

    Mr. Wigglerz_116 says:
    May 14, 2009 at 12:11 am
    "Oh yeah, let's just make a fluid version of the most revolutionary skateboarding game ever, show it off on youtube and then put it in our back pocket and work on iShoot 2 instead!"

    Or will this game appear during a presentation in June for a special appstore section priced at $19.99 a pop????

    • spiffyone

      *sighs

      We've been through this before, and you yourself alluded to it: the devs can price at whatever price they wish NOW. Chances are there will be no "premium PRICE section". Again, however, a separate part of the store dedicated to a developer or two might happen. Why? Because I gather Apple would charge that developer to have that separate section. It'd be akin to buying shelf space in retail, which quite a few companies do.

  • http://jelly-jake.livejournal.com Jake Lee

    Question is, would this just be the start. If the price rises on one game, more will follow and how long will it be till our games are £30 like the other handhelds...?

    • spiffyone

      not likely.

      The expectation is there on the parts of consumers for games $9.99 and below, with some (mostly JP visual novels, oddly) going over that amount up to $14.99.

      Sad, but true. It's an effect of the "race to the bottom". It seems, for now, that consumers just won't go much higher than $9.99 for iTouch/Phone games.

      • http://jelly-jake.livejournal.com Jake Lee

        Its a weird state on the iPhone. Cooking Mama is shorten because its not £30 on the iPhone but Assassians' Creed is better than its £30 DS verson but is a hell of alot cheaper.

        Yoru right tho, if anyone was going to brake the £10 mark it would of been EA...

  • http://jelly-jake.livejournal.com Jake Lee

    Question is, would this just be the start. If the price rises on one game, more will follow and how long will it be till our games are £30 like the other handhelds...?

    • spiffyone

      not likely.

      The expectation is there on the parts of consumers for games $9.99 and below, with some (mostly JP visual novels, oddly) going over that amount up to $14.99.

      Sad, but true. It's an effect of the "race to the bottom". It seems, for now, that consumers just won't go much higher than $9.99 for iTouch/Phone games.

      • http://jelly-jake.livejournal.com Jake Lee

        Its a weird state on the iPhone. Cooking Mama is shorten because its not £30 on the iPhone but Assassians' Creed is better than its £30 DS verson but is a hell of alot cheaper.

        Yoru right tho, if anyone was going to brake the £10 mark it would of been EA...

  • cosmicrob

    I think we should appeal straight to Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk on twitter).

    Check *this* out...
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Tony-Hawk-Excludes-the-iPhone-for-His-Next-Game-101031.shtml

  • cosmicrob

    I think we should appeal straight to Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk on twitter).

    Check *this* out...
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Tony-Hawk-Excludes-the-iPhone-for-His-Next-Game-101031.shtml

  • Greg

    Oh what the hell, if that video is legit, I'm sure THPS2 (generally regarded as the pinnacle of the series) would sell like crazy.

    Here I was, getting all excited that I might have THPS2 again. Why bother showing the video at all?

  • Greg

    Oh what the hell, if that video is legit, I'm sure THPS2 (generally regarded as the pinnacle of the series) would sell like crazy.

    Here I was, getting all excited that I might have THPS2 again. Why bother showing the video at all?

  • Tom

    Please release this game, Tony Hawk 2 was amazing! Would be cool if the skatepark editor was included too :D

  • Tom

    Please release this game, Tony Hawk 2 was amazing! Would be cool if the skatepark editor was included too :D

  • codamoda

    I ask and plead, this was my FAVORITE Tony Hawk, and to see the game on Apple's mobile device made me truly envious of the person playing in the video. The fact that the effort to created this has already been done, and it won't see the light of day displeasure's most of us Tony Hawk fans, im sure. So Please Grey Matter and Activision. Release this title for all to enjoy.

  • codamoda

    I ask and plead, this was my FAVORITE Tony Hawk, and to see the game on Apple's mobile device made me truly envious of the person playing in the video. The fact that the effort to created this has already been done, and it won't see the light of day displeasure's most of us Tony Hawk fans, im sure. So Please Grey Matter and Activision. Release this title for all to enjoy.

  • http://www.ltigraymatter.com Dan Chavez

    We created our engine to push the envelope of the iPhone's capabilities. We took a worthy title like THPS2 because of it's challenging graphics, physics, sound etc. We completed it because of our respect for Tony Hawk. The funny thing is that when your motivated by the quest for perfection rather than the all-mighty dollar, the results can be incredible. Our talented teams who poured their all into this are to be commended and I'm very proud of their efforts. Our hope was that it would help the franchise and being totally honest, show the world that our studio can do this for any PS1 title immediately and for the more complicated PS2 titles not as quickly but still doable. You guys make some noise and if it's meant to be, it will.

    Thank you for your support!

    All the best,
    Dan Chavez

    President
    Lti Gray Matter

  • http://www.ltigraymatter.com Dan Chavez

    We created our engine to push the envelope of the iPhone's capabilities. We took a worthy title like THPS2 because of it's challenging graphics, physics, sound etc. We completed it because of our respect for Tony Hawk. The funny thing is that when your motivated by the quest for perfection rather than the all-mighty dollar, the results can be incredible. Our talented teams who poured their all into this are to be commended and I'm very proud of their efforts. Our hope was that it would help the franchise and being totally honest, show the world that our studio can do this for any PS1 title immediately and for the more complicated PS2 titles not as quickly but still doable. You guys make some noise and if it's meant to be, it will.

    Thank you for your support!

    All the best,
    Dan Chavez

    President
    Lti Gray Matter

  • asterisq

    I want this game sooooo bad!
    It's my all time favorite!

  • asterisq

    I want this game sooooo bad!
    It's my all time favorite!

  • jake skate

    please release it i bet millions of people will buy it i would pay 20 bucks for this game!

  • jake skate

    please release it i bet millions of people will buy it i would pay 20 bucks for this game!

  • alex

    this game looks AMAZING! PLEAZE release it id pay 20 bucks for it!

  • alex

    this game looks AMAZING! PLEAZE release it id pay 20 bucks for it!

  • jimmy

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  • jimmy

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  • jackson

    I WANT THIS GAAME

  • jackson

    I WANT THIS GAAME

  • psychicparrot

    Mike Vallely has a skate game coming out on iphone now... you guys won't have to wait much longer :)

    http://www.mikevdoordie.com

  • psychicparrot

    Mike Vallely has a skate game coming out on iphone now... you guys won't have to wait much longer :)

    http://www.mikevdoordie.com

  • Phil

    I guess you'll be very happy:

    the games was relaesed on the Appstore yesterday:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tony-hawks-pro-skater-2/id365383577?mt=8

  • Phil

    I guess you'll be very happy:

    the games was relaesed on the Appstore yesterday:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tony-hawks-pro-skater-2/id365383577?mt=8