The first reveal of Geoff Keighly’s Summer Games Fest has announced a surprising new game that will surely bring a smile to any gamer who grew up in the 90s and early 2000s; Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 And 2. It is being developed by Vicarious Visions, the same team behind the recent Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 And 2 will blend all the original levels, pro-skaters, old-school tricks and more that gamers remember with new, beautifully recreated levels. It will also include blockbuster songs from the original franchise.
The remaster will also include fan-favourite features from games across the entire original franchise, such as revert, lip tricks, wall plant and original multiplayer game modes, including both online and local co-op.
Players can also look forward to the returning skate park editors Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes. They can share their unique skate parks online with friends and outfit skaters with customization options.
In addition, there will be a playable roster of legendary pro skaters, including Tony Hawk himself, 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.
Studio head Jen Oneal said:
“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.”
Those who digitally pre-order Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 And 2 will receive access to the Warehouse Demo ahead of the game’s official launch. The demo will be available to download at a later unspecified date.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 And 2 will be available for US$39.99 (or roughly around RM170+), while a digital deluxe version that includes unique content and in-game gear will also be available for US$49.99 (or roughly RM216+). For the ultimate fan, a collector’s edition will be available for US$99.99 (or roughly RM430+), featuring exclusive content and a limited-run Birdhouse deck.
In the press release, Tony Hawk said:
“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’s Pro Skater 1 And 2 is slated to launch for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Epic Games Store) on 4 September 2020. In the meantime, check out the official trailer below.
To celebrate the reveal, Activision has teamed up with famous actor Jack Black on his YouTube channel @JablinskiGames to provide the world’s first look at gameplay from the iconic Warehouse level in the game. Catch Jack Black and Tony Hawk in action below.