Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 stand out in the series because of their tight controls and limited space, core mechanics that fans of the series remember as part of the Pro Skater games. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 hopes to fill that nostalgic gap between the half-pipes of their hearts.
This new entry in the Tony Hawk series will remaster the first two titles as part of one game because of their similarities in gameplay and level design. Quality improvements, like reverting in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, will also be included, giving players an opportunity to link combos together. Vicarious Visions, developer of Crash Bandicoot: The N-Sane Triloy and the Tony Hawk games on the Game Boy Advance, has been working with the same original handling code, given to them by the developers of THPS 1 and 2, Neversoft.
The original roster of skateboarding legends will return (Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Bucky Lasek, Elissa Steamer, Kareem Campbell, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, Chad Muska, etc.), aged and all, as well as most of the soundtrack (Goldfinger, Rage Against the Machine, Powerman 5000, Primus, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Papa Roach, Anthrax & Public Enemy, etc.) with about 5 or 6 songs missing.
For those wondering if they will be able to play with their friends, multiplayer will be both local and online, but when you’re feeling creative, a mode that allows players to create their own skate park, Create-a-Park, will also be coming back. Digital pre-order bonuses include a demo of the first warehouse level and GameStop will offer a mini figureboard.
Tony Hawk’s 1+2 is being published by Activision and will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic Game Store on September 4th, 2020.
Watch the announcement trailer: