September brings Tony Hawk 1 and 2 Remasters!

“Kickflip McTwist!” “Pop Shuvit!” “I think I just broke my wrist!” 

Just brushing off my skater terminology.

Activision explodes the hype meter with its announcement of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remastered! Developer Vicarious Visions, the team that resurrected Crash with The Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, is helming the reboot of the fan-favorite.

The developers have made an effort to match the geometry of the original games “inch by inch” to truly capture the feel of the beloved classics.

Though the revert, a trick allowing players to link huge combos together, did not come along until the 3rd Tony Hawk installment, it will be available in this remaster from the get-go.

Most of the iconic original soundtrack will return. Most notably, Goldfinger’s “Superman” is included, so we can all rest easy. “Cyco Vision” did not make the cut, but come on- we all skipped that track, anyway.

Interestingly, Tony Hawk 1 and 2 have been released in some form in every console generation since the PS1 and Dreamcast. They appeared as a bundle on the original Xbox. The games also received a lukewarm remaster treatment during the ps3/360 era but received a mixed reception. 

Activation is also referring to this new installment as a “remaster,” despite it resembling what has more commonly been referred to as a “remake.” I am not going to delve into the terminology here, as I already have to relearn what a “One Nollie Flip Other Flip” is.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remastered will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 4, 2020 for $39.99. A collector’s edition includes a sweet skateboard deck!