Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 announced as an HD remake of the first 2 iconic games

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, May 12, 2020 5:34 PM
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Get ready to shred! Today marked the first official reveal by the Summer Game Fest event, and oh boy was it a big one. For most of you this will be one hell of an announcement and a massive nostalgia trip as Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2 was announced, a complete collection of the first two THPS games with enhanced visuals and updated graphics, and it's coming out in just 4 months. Oh, sorry, hold on, my inner childhood is screaming at me right now.

"Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater & Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels, and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.

Yeah, but I didn't see any floating S-K-A-T-E collectibles, so we'll just have to wait and see about that I suppose. But the new remake will include everything the original games featured such as all the same pro skaters to choose from, same soundtrack, same combos and game modes, plus full online multiplayer features. In addition, the create-a-park and create-a-skater features have been fully upgraded.

If you pre-order the game you can get access to the Warehouse demo "at a later date." Oh and did I mention that the collector's edition comes with a limited edition birdhouse skateboard deck? That will be one for the real skateboarding enthusiasts I'm sure.

Last week it was announced that The Game Awards’ very own Geoff Keighley will be hosting a new kind of digital event showcase for video game developers and publishers. The Summer Game Fest was created to release the latest news, game reveals and gameplay demos, due to the fact that E3 2020 was cancelled this year following the current COVID-19 pandemic. So what better way to kick off this entire 4 month-long event with a brand new game reveal? Okay, fine, it's a remake, you got me there.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be available September 4th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

What do you think of the reveal? Are you excited for trip back to Nostalgia lane? Which Pro Skater game was your favorite? And who was your favorite Pro Skater? Let us know!

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04:53 May-13-2020

Tony Hawk HD was the first remake and this will be the second. Good job Activision. Wonder if we'll get the THPS3 levels as a download too. They should at least remake THPS2x since it's the superior version and ...

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04:55 May-13-2020

... technically the first compilation of the two games.

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04:45 May-13-2020

These free games just keep on coming thx epic. So generous of you to pay for our copy.

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20:33 May-12-2020

Steam?

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23:22 May-12-2020

Maybe in a year after release. It was unfortunately announced as an Epic Games Store exclusive.

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23:30 May-12-2020

Don't care, this game is absolutely worth getting even if its epic games. This was the game of an entire generation.

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09:45 May-13-2020

Well, it depends on who you ask. One of my friends will buy it on PS4, he had to do the same for other exclusives too. To me no game is worth breaking my morals for and it's probably the same for a few other people too. Besides, it's only a year, I have enough patience and more than enough games to keep me busy

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01:22 May-13-2020

Probably will wait for steam release.

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20:30 May-12-2020

So they couldn't come up with anything good and new they ended giving up and just remaking old classics?

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20:05 May-12-2020

For me Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 was the best one and would want a remake for it most

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19:21 May-12-2020

Without the original music licensed this will be near pointless as far as i'm concerned. Great games though.

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01:24 May-13-2020

Did the article not say "same soundtrack"?

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07:28 May-13-2020

It does, the video also names a few of the artists but no full soundtrack list.

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10:22 May-13-2020

In these days you just need to pop a playlist on spotify or youtube and it will be almost the same thing.

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18:58 May-12-2020

Food for thought: There are currently 6 articles on GD's homepage about remakes/remasters from different companies (actual game count is higher - this article alone is 2 for 1!).
Think about that for a while...
The game industry has become the same as the movie industry...

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21:10 May-12-2020

Pretty much.

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01:29 May-13-2020

I think there is plenty of variety. And it makes sense when you consider how long AAA games take to make nowadays. These remakes are much quicker it seems. So I think of them as more of a filler between new games. Now it's the automatic and numerous sequels to every single successful game I find annoying. It's become a given for every successful game.

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01:52 May-13-2020

Yeah, basically 100% like the movie industry...
Good idea? SEQUELS! REBOOTS! REMAKES!
Safer than trying something new... people will buy that **** up again...and again...and again...

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11:36 May-13-2020

Some remakes are fantastic though.

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13:58 May-13-2020

Yeah, that's by design - an ALREADY awesome game will be awesome no matter what, especially if you just change the graphics for the better. It's an extremely lazy way to get money...and people buy into that!
We already know THPS1/2/3 are great games. We know Mafia 1/2 are awesome. We know Diablo 1/2 are superb. Halo or Half Life too. It just gets regurgitated and re-sold... Exactly the same reason why I find myself not going to the cinema anymore - nothing new, good or exciting to watch most of the time.

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14:57 May-14-2020

You're spot on. Essentially why bother creating something when you can just repackage the good old times, polish them up a bit and slap a regular price tag on it. Not that there isn't work there to be done, but it's immeasurably easier ...

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14:59 May-14-2020

... to do and doesn't really require much creativity to be done. Be fair to the original, upscale the graphics and models, streamline the interface and controls and you're golden. Depending on the game some steps can be skipped.

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11:34 May-13-2020

Pretty much. I mean, genuinely, what is the newest IP AAA game that was released in the last half a decade? And I don't mean genre changes in established franchises, but generally new IPs. I can't think of many at all.

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18:47 May-12-2020

Epic Games Store exclusive for anyone that didn't notice in the video...

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18:46 May-12-2020

A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.

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17:49 May-12-2020

Oh the nostalgia is great on this one.


Please don't screw this up.

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17:44 May-12-2020

Shhhh... No tears now, only remakes

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