‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ is getting an extreme reboot in 2020
The franchise that defined skateboarding videogames returns in September with a fresh remaster and more sweet playing options.May 12, 2020
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, the legendary skateboarding videogame, has returned. Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 and 2 have been remastered and retooled for maximum thrills by skate legend Tony Hawk and the Vicarious Visions studio. The revisited edition will feature all of the iconic pro-skaters and old-school action from the ‘90s and 2000’s with new, revamped levels. The games, issued by Activision, will be released Sept. 4, 2020.
“The original Tony Hawk 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,” says Tony Hawk. “I’m excited to help inspire a new generation of skateboarders and gamers—and existing fans—to grow the sport even further.”
Sure, we’ve all heard the saying “Don’t fix what ain’t broke.” But Hawk and the Vicarious Visions team know what they’re doing. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will include all the fan-favorite features from the original franchise for both online and good ol’ couch play. Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes have returned. This time, Create-A-Park will have massive customization options. And the remaster has upped the level of goals and challenges, bigtime. Players can share parks online with friends and outfit skaters with skill options. There’s a roll call of skating history favorites including Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Elissa Steamer and many more.
“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,” says Vicarious Visions studio head Jen Oneal. “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 Pro Skater experience fans have been asking for.”
Starting today, fans can get a look at the new remaster, courtesy of Activision Blizzard, Inc. and Jablinski Games. Head over to YouTube to see the planet’s first look at gameplay from the Warehouse level. Jack Black and Hawk deliver typically hilarious commentary and banter while they are playing. Fans who digitally pre-order Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater will receive access to the Warehouse demo ahead of the game’s official launch. Check out the official trailer here or below.
#THPS is back! Break skateboarding boundaries with the fully-remastered Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 collection. Available September 4, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-Order Now. pic.twitter.com/RaZQrXSNgP
— Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 (@TonyHawkTheGame) May 12, 2020
The game will be available worldwide for the suggested retail price in the U.S. of $39.99. There will also be a digital deluxe version ($49.99) that includes unique content and in-game gear. There’s also a collector’s edition ($99.99) which has all the deluxe digital content and a limited-run Birdhouse deck. Get all the details on these editions here.