Pro Skater Series Goes Back to Its Roots in Downloadable Form

on December 12, 2011 4:00 PM

The new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater title in development by Robomodo has re-do written all over it. After what will be a two-year hiatus, the series will return next year with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, a downloadable game that will feature hi-def remakes of select tracks from the first and second THPS. Oh, and Activision is saying “sayonara” to the skateboard peripheral.

Can you blame ’em? The last two games in the series, Tony Hawk Ride and Tony Hawk Shred didn’t exactly do the greatest with critics or consumers. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will also feature new faces in the realm of skateboarding, including Hawk’s kid, Riley. Check out the trailer after the jump.

There’s no doubt that the game looks amazing, but then again, the first two THPS games were pretty fantastic in their own right. So far “school” and “downhill” have been confirmed to appear in the downloadable game, which will sell with a $15 price tag. I wonder if the original soundtracks will be partially preserved as well. What would convince you to check out this new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater title?

One of my favorite things to do in Pro Skaters 3 and 4  was creating my own stages. If Activision gave us more tools and the ability to share them online with the old-school THPS gameplay we know and love, well, that would make Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD an instant classic in my book.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.