Activision have now announced that they will be remastering the first two Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 into one skate filled package. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store on PC on September 4.
What this entails exactly, is well, exactly as it sounds. This new remastered collection will come with updated visuals in 4K, all the original levels, characters and tricks, and a new create-a-park mode. The brand new create-a-park mode will let players create and share their own skate parks online, a brand-new way to play online multiplayer for the series.
And of course, one of the reasons that makes the games so great is the soundtracks, and the “vast majority” of original’s songs are making its way to current gen gaming. But they did note that not ever song will be available due to licensing issues.
But the game will feature a whole host of real-world skate icons, with the whole original cast making an appearance in the game. The lineup includes Tony Hawk (of course), but other legends in the sport who’s careers took off after the original THPS games: Bucky Lasek, Chad Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, and more.
And for a fan like me, someone who’s extensively played the whole armada of Tony Hawk games, I’m stoked. It’s like a rekindling of my childhood, with these crazy nonsensical scenarios, radical soundtrack, and kicking it with your homies pulling off some tricks. I’m more so referring to games like Tony Hawk American Wasteland, Tony Hawk’s Underground 1 and 2. They were just such a good time. Hopefully we see some more remasters from the huge beloved franchise, because I am down to skate around and pull off a McTwist or two.