In a surprise announcement, Activision officially unveiled Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, a remastered compilation of the first two games in the popular Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series. The new package is scheduled to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is being developed by Vicarious Visions, the studio that worked on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, as well as The Birdman himself, Tony Hawk. The game will feature the original levels, pro-skaters, tricks, and songs from both titles. It will also include popular features from later games in the series such as revert, lip tricks, wall plant, Create-A-Park, Create-A-Skater, and multiplayer game modes. Furthermore, the game will include brand-new features just for the remaster such as new goals, added challenges, new Create-A-Park customization options, and more.
“The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series is a big factor in the evolution of modern skateboarding tricks and inspiring many of the pro skaters you know and love today,” said Tony Hawk. “I’m excited to help inspire a new generation of skateboarders and gamers – and existing fans – to grow the sport even further.”
“Getting the chance to bring back the original two games which had such a meaningful impact not only on gaming, but on an entire sports genre, has been an epic experience for our team, many of whom worked on the original series” said Jen Oneal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions. “We’re taking what you knew and loved from the original games and mixing that with enhanced creative tools which will allow gamers to invent brand new ways to play the game they love. We’re confident it will be the ultimate Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater experience fans have been asking for.”
The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series was definitely one of the more popular video franchises back in the late ’90s and early ‘2000s so it’s exciting to see the first two games in the series finally get remasters. Along with the announcement of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Activision has also partnered with Jack Black’s JablinskiGames on YouTube to showcase the first look at gameplay from the remaster. You can check out the video featuring Tony Hawk and Jack Black below.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is scheduled to release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store on September 4, 2020.