The videogame that transformed the skateboarding world is back!
The original birdman Tony Hawk, and Vicarious Visions, the studio that reinvigorated the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, have teamed up to bring fans remastered versions of the first two games in the critically acclaimed Tony Hawk franchise.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will blend all the original levels, pro-skaters, old-school tricks and more that gamers remember from the ‘90s and ‘2000s with new, beautifully recreated levels.
The remaster will also include blockbuster songs from the original franchise.
Dropping in on September 4, 2020, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will return remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, including the Xbox One X, and on PC through the Epic platform.
Tony Hawk said: “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.
“I’m excited to help inspire a new generation of skateboarders and gamers – and existing fans – to grow the sport even further.”
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will also include fan-favourite features from games across the entire original franchise, including revert, lip tricks, wall plant and original multiplayer game modes, both online and for local couch play.
Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes are also are back. New to Create-A-Park this time around is a robust editor enabling new ways of customisation.
Players will be able to share parks online with friends and outfit skaters with customisation options.
Additionally, fans can select their favourite skaters from the complete roster of original pro talent, including Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, Elissa Steamer, Chad Muska, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, Rune Glifberg, Kareem Campbell, Jamie Thomas and Bob Burnquist.
New features to the remaster include even more goals than before, added challenges to amp up gameplay and more.
Jen Oneal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions, said: “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.
“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.”