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Activision announces HD remaster of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

The mere mention of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater brings back the best memories.

The man, the myth, the legend

It was the summer of 1999. You didn’t have a care in the world.

Except maybe “where am I going to get JNCO jeans?”

And “Maybe Alex down the street will trade three Jigglypuffs and a shiny Team Rocket card for his shiny Charizard.”

Basically Alex

You invited your best friend Jason over for Jurassic Park and pizza rolls.

While the VHS was rewinding, you fired up your trusty Playstation.

The game you were playing?

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Now, you’re going to be able to re-live those memories.

According to The Verge, the first two games in the THPS franchise are getting a remaster from Vicarious Visions, the same studio who handled the Crash Bandicoot remasters last year.

In addition to the HD graphics, they’re bringing back the original cast of skaters, courses…

And of course — MUSIC — is coming back!

However, there may be a few exceptions for the soundtrack.

The Verge quotes Vicarious Visions COO Simon Ebejer:

“The game is 20-plus years old… We’ve got the vast majority, and I’m really excited about that.”

Nothing a frontside 900 can’t handle

The game will also feature a new “drop in and out” type of feature.

You aren’t going to be forced into playing one or the other game.

You can hop in and out of courses and games at will.

“We didn’t want the game to be ‘Okay, you play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1, and then play THPS2 and start over from scratch, just like you would have if you bought the games back in the day… The meta that sits over top of everything allows players to not feel like they’re losing progress by playing either one of the games.”

Ahhhhhh the memories!

So get ready to relive your childhood!

The remaster releases September 4th for PC, Xbox, and Playstation

Read more on this story at TheVerge


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