One of the best (and best-selling) series on the original PlayStation and PlayStation 2 was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Geoff Keighley’s first announcement for the Summer Game Fest is a remaster of the first two games in the series. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will release September 4 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Watch the full reveal (above) from Geoff Keighley, Tony Hawk, and Jen Oneal from Vicarious Visions. Oh, and today is Tony Hawk’s birthday!
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 are full HD remasters of the original two skateboarding games, which released in 1999 and 2000. The remaster includes all the original skaters, levels, tricks, and even soundtrack, as well as new features.
The remaster is developed by Vicarious Visions (Skylanders: Imaginators), who recently remastered the Crash Bandicoot and Crash Team Racing games from the same era.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its many sequels and spin-offs were originally developed by Neversoft for the PlayStation One. The series exploded in popularity, becoming one of the best-selling series of an era partially defined by skater culture of the late 90s.
The series faded in popularity over the years, however, with a death knell coming from the ill-conceived, motion-controlled, skateboard peripheral games Ride and Shred in 2009 and 2010, and the heavily maligned Pro Skater 5 in 2015.
The announcement is part of the Summer Game Fest, which includes digital events, news, and announcements throughout this summer, including the Steam Game Festival from June 9 – 14, the EA Play digital conference on June 11, and a Gamescom stream on August 24.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will release September 4 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s rated T for Teen (due to song lyrics). Pre-orders will receive a free demo of the warehouse level (date to be announced).