Publisher Activision and developer Vicarious Visions recently surprised long time fans of the series and confirmed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this coming September 4th with pre-orders granting early access to the “Warehouse” demo.
“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, Professional Skateboarder
“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.”
Jen Oneal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions
The game 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. And yes, Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes are back! New to Create-A-Park this time around is a robust editor enabling new ways of customization. Players will be able to share parks online with friends and outfit skaters with customization 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.
The price of the standard edition is $39.99, followed by a digital deluxe version with contents and in-game gear at $49.99 and collector’s edition at $99.99.