Way back in the late ‘90s, my friends and I would often play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on the PlayStation, making riders who looked just like us, so we could laugh as we each would wipeout and simulate bone-crushing accidents. It was a simpler time.
As is all the rage these days, Activision is looking to use feelings of nostalgia shared by many grown-up geeks—as well as the curiosities of n00bs—in the forthcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, which will take the classic game and update it with new, high-definition graphics, as well as smoothed-out controls featured in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. The game will also feature levels from both THPS and THPS 2.
We’ve got a bunch of screenshots sent out by Activision and developer Robomodo, the latter of which has based their remake on the code of the game’s original developer, Neversoft.
(I’m also going to point out here that Neversoft created the original PS1 Spider-Man game, which, at that time, was the best super-hero video game ever. That game was also based on the Tony Hawk engine, I believe. So, Activision, please give us a downloadable, HD remake of that game. I will pay you monies for it.)
The game will also feature Tony Hawk (natch), Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Pastrana), and Riley Hawk. I understand those are skateboarders.
The game’s set to come out this summer for XBLA and PSN for “about $15,” which probably means $14.99 on PSN and 1200 Microsoft Points on XBLA. Check out the screens below. Don’t forget to wear a helmet, you crazy kids.