The lights are on
Tony Hawk pulled a cute little trick the other day, tweeting that he had an announcement to make today, which is not-so-coincidentally when the VGA awards are being handed out. Well, now we know a bit more about what exactly he was getting at.
To our relief, it's an HD remix of the first few Tony Hawk games, called Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. The fine folks at Joystiq spoke to the skateboarding legend on the red carpet this evening, and Mr. Hawk provided a few fresh details. Think of it as a greatest hits package, with some of the more memorable levels from the first two games, including the school and downhill levels. It's planned to be released digitally sometime in the first half of 2012.
Thankfully it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the ill-fated board peripherals. The fact that it's sticking to the series' roots is just about the best possible news. As it turns out, those games were kind of incredible. Now we just need to be sure that Primus, The Dead Kennedys, and Goldfinger are all on board for the soundtrack. Memories...
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I guess the only thing they could do is go back to the series roots. Once you're at the bottom, the only way is up. Still, not going to get this. I've got too many current games to get through before I can play some old skateboarding games.
Awsome i cant wait.I only liked the frist few and i lost them so this will able me to play them agin.
The first two were my favourite. And yes! I hope the soundtrack returns... and park creator.
Great! Loved this series! I get to play it in HD now!
cool. while i wasnt a big fan of the series tony hawk pro skater 2 was one of the only 2 games i had on my n64 for a while so while i had no idea what i was doing i played the heck out of it
Sweet! I never liked skateboarding(at all) but the early Tony Hawk games were freaking awesome! I can't wait to play some more horse with my mates :D
maybe this is an experiment to see if people are interested in bringing back old elements for an actual reboot. hopefully people will be behind it because i wanna play NEW pro skater entries
I'm so glad that this wasn't another Tony Hawk RIDE game! I played this on the PS2 and thought it was a great skateboarding game, but I'm ready to play it in HD!
Ah, the hypocritical gamer community strikes again. After complaining about all the new TH games, we get an HD update, and now they want something new. News flash, they tried that, it didn't work. They need to get back to the roots, and what better way to do that then to bring back the original? If you don't like remakes, then don't buy it. Simple as that. The rest of us will go back and enjoy what made the series great.
They better bring back all the dope characters like Spider-Man, Wolverine & Darth Maul. Depending on which THPS games they're bringing back. Hopefully all the way through Underground 2! But I doubt that will happen unfortunately.
This should be super awesome as long as the original soundtracks are kept.