Gamers around the world are salivating with excitement and preparing themselves for some seriously square eyes when Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater drops this September.
The legacy continues with some of the most preeminent pro skaters in the world being added as characters in the remastered version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2. Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Riley Hawk, Tyshawn Jones and Australia's Shane O’Neill join the lineup of OGs in the remaster.
The THPS franchise made its mark on video games in the ’90s touting the top names in skateboarding at the time. Shane O’Neill and the aforementioned pros join the complete roster of original pro talent, including Tony Hawk, 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.
“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,” said Tony Hawk. “I’m excited to help inspire a new generation of skateboarders and gamers – and existing fans – to grow the sport even further.”
The remastered game will also include fan-favourite features from games across the entire original franchise, including revert, lip tricks, wall plant and original multiplayer game modes, both online and for local couch play. And yes, Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes are back! New to Create-A-Park this time around is a robust editor enabling new ways of customisation. Players will be able to share parks online with friends and outfit skaters with customisation options.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be available for the suggested retail price in of $69.95 AUD. A digital deluxe version that includes unique content and in-game gear will be available for $84.95 AUD. For the ultimate fan, a collector’s edition will be available for $169.95 AUD, complete with the digital deluxe content and a limited-run Birdhouse deck.
Mark your calendar: fans that pre-order digitally will get access to the warehouse demo on 14 August – ahead of the official launch.