Since it’s release, the revamped video game has broken a major record within the Pro Skater franchise.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 was first announced back in May. The surprise announcement of the revamped game caused quite a lot of excitement within the video game and skating worlds.
On Sept. 14, Activision Blizzard took to social media to announce some major news. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 has sold 1 million copies in its first ten days. This feat makes the reboot the fast-selling game in the Pro Skater franchise’s history and a triumph following the abysmal Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5.
— Activision Blizzard (@ATVI_AB) September 14, 2020
Following the news, Hawk took to Twitter to thank all of the fans and players within the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise.
“Thank you to all of the diehard THPS fans that inspired our @TonyHawkTheGame remaster; you were the catalyst for all this success.”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) September 14, 2020
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 includes some fan-favorite features from the original games. Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes are back. As well, Create-A-Park has massive customization options. Players can share parks online with friends and outfit skaters with skill options.
Players also have access to a full roster of pro skaters. From the legendary skaters featured in the early Pro Skater games to new faces, there is now a diverse selection of skaters to play. The new lineup is in efforts to make the game more inclusive and representative of the skating world today.
Since its release, players have been using the number of custom options available to their advantage. Last week, one blink-182 fan recreated Tom DeLonge‘s Boomer from the “First Date” video in the new Pro Skater game. As well, another player paid tribute to Nightmare On Elm Street with an impressive Freddy Krueger aka “Shreddy Krueger” creation.
Along with the revamped game, a Pro Skater documentary debuted back in August. Pretending I’m A Superman offers a look into how the franchise’s legacy got its start. The documentary is available to watch now on digital streaming services.
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