- Skateboarding games from the original PlayStation are coming to modern consoles on September 4
- Legendary US skater was the first to land a '900', or two-and-a-half turns in mid air
Tony Hawk’s first two skateboarding games are getting a complete makeover for modern consoles and the bundle will drop on September 4th, 2020, developer Activision announced on Tuesday. The new version will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic store and will retail for US$49.99 (HK$388).
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 will welcome back legendary skaters such as Bucky Lasek, Elissa Steamer, Steve Caballero and more. Each avatar will be able to perform their signature moves from real life and new tricks like the Wall Plant and Revert will be added to their inventory of tricks.
Create-A-Skater and Create-A-Park modes will also return with more editing options, and players will be also be able to play with friends either in local co-op or online multiplayer mode. Activision stated that only some of the songs from the original games will be back, due to licensing issues.
Hawk is known for pulling off the first ever ‘900’ (two-and-a-half full turns in mid air) in 1999. He went on to found skateboard company Birdhouse and has a longstanding relationship with lifestyle brand Vans. The last entry in the Tony Hawk series was 2015’s Pro Skater 5, which was a ratings and sales flop.