Tony Hawk's Pro SkaterOne of the most highly requested sports games of all time is finally making its return this fall. Activision has heard our cries and announced it will be re-imagining Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 in single package. The classic series is back, looking sharper and more fun than ever!

The included games have been built from the ground up with new graphics, gameplay and online modes. Let’s hit the skate park and see what’s in store with the new (yet familiar) Tony Hawk experience.

Tony HawkEnhanced gameplay and graphics

The enhanced games will include original levels, pro-skaters and old-school tricks. Everything has been reworked in stunning 4K with new online modes and more.

Vicarious Visions, the same studio that brought us the stellar Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is at the helm for the remaster. Based on early looks at the game, they are keeping what made the original a smash hit and building on it.

Retro tunes

If you remember playing any of the original games from the ‘90s and ‘2000s you’ll recall the iconic music. Activision and Vicarious Visions are bringing back blockbuster songs from the originals, the retro feels will be in full effect!

Many of the bands are returning with notable favourites like the Dead Kennedys, Goldfinger, Rage Against the Machine and more headlining your gameplay experience. Vicarious Visions has stated, “only a small handful of songs” didn’t make the cut, but “a large majority of the original soundtrack” is intact. I can’t wait to skate to Goldfinger’s iconic Superman once more!

Tony HawkOffline and online thrashin’

Couch co-op skaters rejoice, local split screen is included with the game, we can party like it’s 1999! In addition to including original modes, new online multiplayer features will add some twists to a few classics.

The super popular Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes are rolling back onto the scene. I remember sinking hours into creating my own skate parks and legendary boarders. The new additions to Create-A-Parkthis time around features an editor that enables “new ways of customization.” What exact elements are included remain to be seen, but you’ll be able to share your work like never before.

This time around you will be able to upload parks online to share with friends. Your buddies can edit your park and remix it to add their very own twist. It will be a lot of fun exploring what the community comes up with, I’m sure we are in for some wild rides!

Tony HawkTony Hawk’s new bag of tricks

Many of the skateboard tricks we all know, and love will be making a return.

These moves include the revert, lip tricks, wall plants and more. There will be new moves that help players to more easily connect big combos. Vicarious Visions will also be including an enhanced training mode. This will help out new skaters and sharpen the skills of more experienced players.

Tony Hawk’s all-star lineup

In order to re-create the original game’s authentic feel, many old school pros are making a return. You’ll be able to play as 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.

Hopefully some wild unlockable skaters will make their returns. Marvel’s Spider-man and Doom Slayer have appeared in the past, it would be great to see them drop-in again!

Tony Hawk's Pro Rail

Tony Hawk’s big return

Based on what we’ve seen so far Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is looking to thrill fans of the series both old and new. It has features for a modern audience and plenty of classic mechanics to satisfy THPS purists. Vicarious Visions knows how to bring a beloved franchise into a new generation. I’m really looking forward to hitting the skate park come this fall!

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 hits shelves on September 4, 2020 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X.

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Don’t delay, pre-order Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 Collector’s Edition on PlayStation 4 or Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Collector’s Edition on Xbox One. Hurry quantities are limited!

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Matthew Rondina
Matthew has been involved in all things tech related since the start of the digital era. He shares his passion for technology in his day job as a teacher and via multiple media platforms. As a long-time veteran of the video game and tech industry, he's covered interactive entertainment and esports on the web, in video series, podcasts, and on international television. You can follow Matthew's tech-venture filled lifestyle on twitter and instagram @dapper_tux

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