Wow. What a completely random yet truly incredible piece of news on this fine Tuesday afternoon: a remastered version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 will be dropping later this summer.
Not only will the remaster feature totally updated and overhauled visuals, but it will also include “the vast majority” of the beloved soundtrack from the original 1999 game.
The remastered collection will feature updated visuals; all of the original levels, characters, and tricks; extra challenges; a more elaborate create-a-park mode where you can share custom skate parks online; and brand-new online multiplayer modes along with local multiplayer. On top of that, the games will include “the vast majority” of the iconic THPS soundtracks, though not every song made it due to licensing issues. [via The Verge]
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is inarguably the most popular skateboarding video game franchise of all-time. Beginning in 1999 with the original and iconic game, the franchise now consists of 17 total games, with the most recent iteration — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — hitting consoles back in 2015.
It’s been a busy few months for Tony Hawk, as the legendary and pioneering skateboarder — who’s still absolutely shredding at the age of 52-years-old — recently signed with mega-brand Vans back in April.
The remastered versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 will hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Friday, September 4. I don’t know about you, but I can already hear Goldfinger belting out “Superman” as I tear up The Warehouse with Bucky Lasek.
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