On the heels of E3 – where everything video gaming is unveiled – it’s now confirmed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is set to release for the PS4 and XBox One on September 29, 2015. Believe it or not, that’s some 16 years after Tony Hawk’s first game was launched in 1999 on PlayStation.
Tony himself shared a great glimpse into THPS5’s gameplay with the folks at E3. Luckily, for those who remember the first several games in the skateboarding series, it sounds like a few vintage levels are set to be resurrected.
Below, Hawk shows of some off his moves in both “The School” and “The Warehouse,’ where if you recall, the foire into a digital skateboarding heaven began for gamers back in 2002.
Man, it’s awesome to see the old levels salvaged and recreated in stunning HD. It’s also cool to hear Tony Hawk being his own spokesman, no doubt involved in every minute facet to make sure this game meets all the fans’ expectations. You can be sure game developers also added a few new tricks into the mix as well.
And here’s what the game looks like hooked up to a sick TV…and with the sticks in the hands of Mr. 900°, the Birdman, Tony Hawk, when he busts out the trick that made him legendary using his son Riley as a character.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) June 16, 2015
Additionally, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will feature a revamped multiplayer mode, where you can play with up to 20 people online, and a SICK “Create-a-Park” feature, where you can surely make all your digital skateboard(k)ing dreams come true.
The biggest thing is how we’re approaching multiplayer. We’re going for the true skatepark experience. In real life, skaters go to a park and just skate around for fun, with friends popping in to hang out. That’s the feeling we’re going for in THPS5. At any time, players can join up for a challenge or take on different skate modes right then and there. That spontaneity is really great to see.
The other one is the ‘Create a Park’ feature. Skatepark-building has been done before, of course, but our goal was to make the process super-fast to play around with. So players can literally skate and create in THPS5. Skate around, drop in a kicker. Skate off it, and right before you land, hit edit, and you can instantly drop a rail right where you were about to land. It’s a really great way to create lines as you go. Then there’s a whole social layer where other people rank the levels you’ve shared. I’m hoping we see some real masterpieces that Tony himself would be proud to skate on.
We’re looking forward to this one eagerly, that’s for sure. Oh, and you can pre-order it already too.