Announced today Activision along with developer Vicarious Visions will be upgrading the highly popular Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 for the PS4 Pro. The game will is all about bringing back the original levels, skaters, tricks, modes, and songs from the iconic soundtrack, as well as amping up the experience with new ways to play including online multiplayer.
“It was incredible to play the original games on PlayStation back in 1999 and to see the overwhelming response from the PlayStation community, so I’m excited to bring the game back to all the hardcore THPS fans on PlayStation again this year.” said Tony Hawk. But what’s in store for this ground-breaking remaster?
In screenshot comparison, there have been an incredible number of improvements to the remastered game. Released on the original PlayStation back in August 1999, the series’ first title helped lead the way in the gaming industry’s shift to 3D gameplay.
The updated game will also feature the full original roster of pro skaters from the turn of the 21st century. That includes Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Bucky Lasek, Elissa Steamer, Kareem Campbell, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, Jamie Thomas, Rune Glifberg, Chad Muska… and of course, Tony Hawk.
The skaters all come with their own Special Moves – from Geoff Rowley’s Darkside Grind to Tony Hawk’s legendary 900 – and have learned a few new tricks over the past two decades, including the Revert, Lip Tricks, and the Wall Plant.
Along side the game was the amazing soundtrack which returns in the remake. Rage Against the Machine, Goldfinger, Dead Kennedy’s along with many of the unforgettable songs from the original games are back.
The remaster will also feature all the original levels from the first two games in the franchise, from the Warehouse to The Bullring. Those levels can be played solo with goals old and new, with a buddy for local co-op, or online with original multiplayer game modes. All of this will be presented in 4K resolution with updated and enhanced graphics.
Create-A-Skater and Create-A-Park will be returning; the latter featuring a robust editing suite, allowing you to create a spectacular level of customization then share online with friends.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be available on September 4 in the U.S. of $39.99. A digital deluxe version that includes unique content and gear will also be available for $49.99 at the PlayStation Store in addition the game will be available on Xbox and PC.