Family and friends can travel the globe and sprint towards the finish line with the first ever downhill skateboard racing game, Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for Nintendo DS, now available at retail stores nationwide.

Developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision, Inc., the game builds upon the design of Tony Hawk’s American SK8Land and pushes the limits of Nintendo DS hardware by introducing voice chat over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allowing players to communicate with other DS players worldwide.

“Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam introduces innovative technology never seen before on the DS,” said Will Kassoy, senior vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. “In addition to supporting up to four players in multiplayer and offering expanded options to create custom graphics, for the first time players can cheer on their friends or taunt their challengers in co-op or head-to-head competition modes.”

Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for DS allows players to experience the breakneck speed of downhill skateboard racing as they tear up the steepest terrains in the world while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in locations such as the crowded streets of San Francisco and rocky terrain of Kilimanjaro. Gamers will feel the adrenaline rush as they travel the globe and shred downhill with Tony Hawk while making the gravel and dust fly. Featuring cutting edge Nintendo DS technology, such as breakthrough graphics, voice chat, and local wireless and online gameplay using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for up to four players, Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for Nintendo DS delivers an incredible online handheld experience.

Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam was developed by Vicarious Visions and is currently available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $34.99 and has been rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB. A Game Boy Advance version developed by Visual Impact Productions is also available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and has been rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB.

For more information and to become part of the Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam community, visit ds.downhill-jam.com.