Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remasters are coming this year
YES. YES. YES.
For years, fans of of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series have dreamed of this day. And now it is here. It has been confirmed that remasters of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 are hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.
The news was announced on Twitter by the game's official account, with fans able to reorder ahead of the September 4 release date. The game will feature all levels from the first two games.
The Tony Hawk's series has been a favourite among gamers ever since it first landed on the PlayStation in August 1999. This game and most of its sequels garnered commercial and critical acclaim for their incredible and accessible gameplay and their equally enjoyable soundtracks.
The series took a bit of a nosedive in later years, with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 among the worst rated. The second and third game are ranked among the best games of the PS1 and PS2 era however, and the announcement of a remaster of the first two games will be music to many ears.
The trailer, which can be seen in the tweet below, shows crystal clear new graphical renditions of the classic levels from Pro Skater 1 and 2, including School and Alcatraz.
#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 new game will also feature the original roster, with Activision saying on their website: "Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 will feature the full original roster of pro skaters from the turn of the 21st century. That includes Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Bucky Lasek, Elissa Steamer, Kareem Campbell, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, Jamie Thomas, Rune Glifberg, Chad Muska… And of course, Tony Hawk.
"These skaters all come with their own Special Moves – from Geoff Rowley’s Darkside Grind to Tony Hawk’s legendary 900 – and have learned a few new tricks over the past two decades, including the Revert, Lip Tricks, and the Wall Plant, allowing you to pull off incredible combos like never before."
Activision continued: "The remaster will also feature all the original levels from the first two games in the franchise, from the Warehouse to The Bullring, as well as many of the songs from the original games to amp you up while you go for that Sick Score. Those levels can be played solo with goals old and new, with a buddy for local co-op, or online with original multiplayer game modes."