The genre-defining Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise made its mark on video games in the ‘90s touting the top names in skateboarding at the time.
Now, video game publisher Activision will be rereleasing 2 of its most iconic games, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on September 4. Teaming with Vicarious Visions, the Developer that joined the franchise for the original release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. Vicarious Visions rebuilt both games from the ground up, updating the graphics to 4K, making this feel like a true current generation release.
All of the original cast including Hawk, Chad Muska, Bucky Lasek and Bob Burnquist will not only be returning, but their images will be updated to match their current real-life ages. And the legacy continues with Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk and Tyshawn Jones — joining the lineup of OGs in the remaster.
Original locations Woodland Hills, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Venice Beach are coming back along with a soundtrack that includes the original songs mixed with some new tracks . Watch the trailer below:
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“Modern-day skateboarding originated from a generation of skaters who grew up playing the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games,” said Michelle Bresaw, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Activision. “The world-class pro skaters we’re adding to this remaster took the tricks and combos from the video game and made them possible in real life. We’re proud that the remaster will represent the skate culture landscape today with a diverse roster of skaters that will appeal to any gamer.”
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remasters the first two games in the Tony Hawk franchise into one awesome package. The game will blend all the original levels, old-school tricks and more that gamers remember with beautifully recreated levels to provide fans with stunning gameplay experiences.
The game will also integrate fan-favorite features from games across the entire original franchise, not just the first two games, including revert, lip tricks, wall plants and original multiplayer game modes, both online and for local couch play.
Create-A-Park, featuring a robust editor to enable new ways of customization, and Create-A-Skater modes are also back with the remaster! Players will be able to share parks online with friends and outfit skaters with customization options.
It has also been confirmed that there will be additional features that were not included in the original releases. Some of these new features include new challenges, an online multiplayer mode and the ability to share custom skate parks online.
Both games will be bundled and available with 3 Editions:
-The Standard Edition, $39.99, will be just the base game (PS4, XBox One and PC)
-The Deluxe Edition, $49.99, will come with “The Ripper” skater from Powell-Peralta, Retro outfits for Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, and Steve Caballero and Retro content for Create-A-Skater mode (Xbox One and PC)
-Collector’s Edition, $99.99, will include the game, digital deluxe edition content and a limited edition full size Birdhouse Skateboard Deck.
Pre-Orders are currently accepted at Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon. The Gamestop Pre-Order of the 3 editions will include an exclusive Tony Hawk mini fingerboard.
If you Pre-Order the game, you’ll gain access to a demo of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’s Warehouse, the first level of the franchise released 20 years ago. Activision has not accounted when the Demo will be released but is currently taking Pre-Orders.
Reel 360 photographer, Nick Devars, played his first video game at 6. That was The Legend of Zelda. These days some of his current favorites are NBA2K, God of War and the Assassin’s Creed series.