Remastered versions of the first two Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games are coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC this September, and you can pre-order it now.
The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series turned the skateboarding phenomenon of the mid-90s into something much larger, pushing the scene to new heights for gamers and casual players alike. The series persevered through the years after that, but it’s lost some of its shine since. Pro Skater 5, released nearly five years ago, was a mess, and we haven’t seen a major game in the series since. Activision has heard the calls from fans and is set to release a remastered bundle featuring Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 this Friday, September 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive. The remaster is still available to pre-order on PC and Xbox One, and PS4. The game includes a couple of special editions, including a surprisingly affordable and cool Collector’s Edition.
Rebuilt from the ground up by Vicarious Visions, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 includes all the great levels, skaters, and modes you remember, rendered in modern graphics with an updated list of tricks. Some of the music from the original games’ beloved soundtracks will return, including Goldfinger’s “Superman,” and the soundtrack will feature a ton of new songs as well. The remasters are only be sold as a bundle.
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The game looks to be exactly what fans wanted. Editor Mat Paget scored it a 9/10 in our Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review. “Playing through the newly remade levels is immensely enjoyable, and that on its own is enough to call Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 a success,” he wrote. “However, smart additions and an engaging challenge system make it an experience that’s more than just a brief skate through Tony Hawk’s past.”
If you pre-ordered the Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster, you gained access to a demo of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’s Warehouse, the level that introduced players to the arcade skateboarding game more than 20 years ago. The demo became available August 14. If you happened to get a Tony Hawk Burrito at Chipotle earlier this month (as one of the first 2,000 orders, anyway) you also got the demo, though that offer is unfortunately no longer on the table.
There was also an exclusive pre-order bonus available at GameStop–a Tony Hawk mini fingerboard with your game (on top of demo access).
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The standard edition of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 comes with the base game and pre-order bonus for $40. Physical copies are available at major retailers.
The Deluxe Edition of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 costs $50 and comes with the base game and following in-game goodies:
A $100 Collector’s Edition is up for grabs on PS4 and Xbox One. It comes with a limited-edition Birdhouse deck, the base game, and all of the Deluxe Edition goodies. The deck is fully skateable, but as this is a collector’s item with a printed autograph from Tony Hawk, you may not want to hit the streets with it.
The Collector’s edition is currently available at GameStop.
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