Shaun White Takes On Tony Hawk

Ubisoft and two-time Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White kick the Tony Hawk franchise while its down with the announcement of Shaun White Skateboarding.

There's not much in the official game announcement other than the fact that it's being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and due to be released this holiday season, leading me to believe the game was officially in reaction to Shaun's appearance yesterday on KROQ radio, where he made mention of an upcoming skateboarding game in his own excited sort of way.

"I can't describe how excited I am about the skateboard game," said Shaun White. "We've been working on it for a while now and it's ready to melt minds."

See how excited this guy is? He's nearly as excited as he is enthusiastic.

"As we've just seen at the Olympics, Shaun is a one-of-kind action sports athlete," said Tony Key, U.S. senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "Shaun's enthusiasm for skateboarding shines through in this truly unique game."

Excitement. Enthusiasm. Mind-melting. What more could you ask for?