After several years of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, and Call of Duty, Activision and Vicarious Visions have announced a reunion with an old friend…A friend who lent his name and expertise to what would become a legendary series of sports games — Everyone’s favorite skateboarder…Tony Hawk.
Starting on September 4, gamers and skateboarders alike can get their hands on the 4K-resolution remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. This package will not only contain all of the tricks, levels, and multiplayer modes from the first two games in the most iconic skateboard-gaming franchise, but will also throw in additional tricks and modes from installments that came after the launch of the PlayStation 2. For obvious licensing reasons, it can’t be promised that this collection will bring back all of the riders and music from the Dreamcast classics. Whether or not there will be DLC remains unknown, but I personally wouldn’t mind shelling out money for additional riders and levels.
This announcement means so much to me because the Tony Hawk games, and Skate 3 after that, have taken an incalculable hours out of my free time ever since I was a child. I know we’ve been getting indie skaters lately, but the fact that we’re finally getting another skateboarding game from a major publisher makes me want to go into my yard, set up a giant ramp, and attempt 900’s over and over again…Maybe even a Super McVarial 900! I know I can’t do that, but a man can dream!
We’ve still got a few months before Activision finally reopens the skatepark, but I’ll bet two rolls of griptape that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will yield a ginormous number of sales. You guys ready to go skateboards?