"Given that the story mode will last around 30-40 hours, there will naturally be a lot of standard football playing mixed between these cut scenes. To tie the two together, SCEA designed specific goals for the player to complete during each training exercise and game. These can be as simple as getting four assists in a game or more complicated, and there is a set number you must complete to move the story forward."
"Naturally, every new Hawk game brings with it a new maneuver or two. THAW's big talking point is the Bertslide, which is referred to by Neversoft as "the new manual." Using the shoulder buttons, your skater will make exaggerated swerves to keep the combo intact. Another new trick is the rail stall, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. R2 plus the triangle button will halt your grind and allow for some new tricks."