Twenty one years after it’s debut, ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ gets a jaw-dropping 4K remaster and brings back most of the original soundtrack.
In September 1999, ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ debuted on the original PlayStation. The game opened up the world of pro skating to the gaming generation. Its intuitive and accessible game-play garnered widespread acclaim. The game’s use of well-known pro-skaters, variety of settings and kick-ass soundtrack won an army of fans. Me included.
‘Pro Skater 2’ dropped a year later expanding on the success of the first. Ultimately the series would generate seventeen individual titles until a license agreement between Tony Hawk and publisher, Activision, expired in 2015.
To coincide with Tony Hawk’s 52nd birthday yesterday (May 12th), it was announced that ‘Pro Skater 1 and 2’ will return in a brand new high-definition remastered edition to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The 4K HDR version will feature all of the original skaters from the first two games, playable on the same levels. Some new tricks will be added and an online multiplayer mode will also feature. Perhaps most notable is the ability to create your own skate park which can be shared online too.
Most of the original soundtrack will also be included allowing gamers to turn it up, drop in and attempt to re-create the acrobatics of your favourite ’00s skater.
‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2’ 4K HDR remaster will be available to pre-order from the 12th May, at which time a playable demo of the warehouse level will be available. The game will be released on September 4th.
The main game will starts at $40. A ‘Digital Deluxe’ version featuring retro gear and content will cost $50 and a ‘Collectors’ edition will set you back $100 and includes a limited-run Birdhouse deck.