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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remake gets first trailer and it looks amazing


The rumours were right and Activision are remaking Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, and it looks even better than fans will have hoped.

Just as expected, Activision has announced a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, an essentially new game that combines the best elements of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 from the PlayStation 1.

Activision are mixing up the terminology here though as they describe it (and by association Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy) as a remaster, when it’s clearly a full-on remake.

Remaster certainly undersells the massive difference in visuals, with the game planning to include ‘original levels, classic pro skaters, old school tricks, and iconic songs’ from the original franchise.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 – now that’s an impressive remake (pic: Activision)

There’ll also be new tricks, but it’s implied the controls are the same as the original, after 2012’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD was criticised for changing them in a wrong-headed attempt at modernisation.

Vicarious Visions, the same team behind the Crash Bandicoot remakes, are making the game, which will feature online multiplayer and Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater options.

Things are a bit vaguer when it comes to the soundtrack though, with Activision promising only, ‘many iconic and fan-favourite songs’. Licensing issues will likely make it impossible to recreate the original soundtrack exactly, but hopefully we’ll get as many as possible.

Confirmed skaters include Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Bucky Lasek, Elissa Steamer, Kareem Campbell, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, and Chad Muska.

That’s interesting because it all but confirms that there will also be a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 6, since skaters Jason Dill and Lizzie Armanto have both said they’re in a new game and they’re not mentioned in the line-up for the remake.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 – is that number six a clue? (pic: Activision)

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