Collector’s edition comes with a limited-run Birdhouse deck.
Publisher Activision has announced that the first two instalments in the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series have been remastered and will be released together in one collection later this year.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is developed by Vicarious Visions (of the Guitar Hero and Skylanders series) and sees the return of the classic levels, characters, and tricks seen in the original versions along with new levels, goals, and challenges.
The roster of playable skaters include Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek, Chad Muska, Elissa Steamer, Eric Koston, Geoff Rowley, Jamie Thomas, Kareem Campbell, Rodney Mullen, Rune Glifberg, Steve Caballero, and Tony Hawk.
These new remasters include local and online multiplayer modes. The Create-A-Park mode includes an editor with customisation options and user-created parks can be shared online as well as ‘remixed’ by other players. The Create-A-Skater mode will allow players to customise their skaters with different outfits.
“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 via a press release. “I’m excited to help inspire a new generation of skateboarders and gamers – and existing fans – to grow the sport even further.”
Licensed songs from the original soundtracks will be making a return though it hasn’t been clarified how many tracks or which ones. In the official announcement trailer (embedded below), it was revealed that the remasters feature artists including Powerman 5000, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Goldfinger, Millencolin, Naughty by Nature, Papa Roach, Primus, Lagwagon, and Rage Against the Machine.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is scheduled for release on 4th September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows (Epic Games Store).
Alongside the standalone edition of the game, there will also be a digital deluxe edition that comes with unique retro content and a collector’s edition which includes a limited-run Birdhouse deck.