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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yay! something not crappy!!!
Oh man finaly! I cant wait till it comes out because It will bring so many memories!!!
nice would love to go back through the first 2 games with some new graphics. god the hours i put into those games
Fun games, but I'm only willing to offer no more than 5 bucks for these. It's nothing new.
Seriously, the game started getting stale after the third game. I was just playing THPS 2 a few weeks back and it is just as fun as ever. It isn't the deepest game around, but it's great to shoot for the highest scores possible.
probaly will get it maybe i won't.
Well, at least theres no 120$ board to buy. awesome. :D
2 be fair American Wasteland was the last (if we could say) good Hawk game, so yeah maybe its time they looked back 2 da roots and bring Tony from the grave...oh wait hes not dead yet, nevermind
Soundtrack=win... Was hoping for 3 but the fist two are still really good...spider-man anyone
Woot! Nice to see that Activision is doing what I've always wanted.
Now we just need an SSX HD collection, an HD remake of Psychonauts, and an HD remake of Okami, and all my dreams will come true.
It's about time.
Such great news! It's not like they can screw this up, right?
Wow they managed to not totally *** this up. I am impressed. I loved the old Tony Hawks games and this makes me very happy.
Ahh memories coming back. Better be released at an acceptable price I hope.
While that sounds cool, and I would like to buy it, I know that there are going to be kids buying this game. Those kids are going to buy the game, and look in confusion at the skate tapes because they have no idea what they are.
Holy crap,nobody is complaining about about how it isnt a ramke of THPS3! :) and this game is going to be awesome,but if they don't keep the soundtrack of the first two games I won't buy it
YES THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED YESSSSS