Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remasters releasing in September

As announced today by Tony Hawk himself, the first two Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games are getting remasters this September. 

My first reaction was to wonder if Activision would need new licenses for all the songs and athletes included in the originals. According to a press release, the "complete roster of original pro talent" is showing up, so that's good news. However, developer Vicarious Visions says that "a small handful" of the original songs didn't make it in, according to Polygon. That's pretty typical with remasters of 20-year-old games.

Aside from redone graphics, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 will include "upgraded" Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater tools, a way to share custom parks online, and both local and online multiplayer modes.

Unlike 2012's Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Vicarious Visions head Jen Oneal tells Polygon that the devs are aiming for a "faithful remaster."

The two-game collection will sell for $40 when it releases on September 4. Though the announcement doesn't say it's exclusive to the Epic Store on PC, it's the only PC store mentioned, so it probably is for now.

Those who pre-order will get access to a demo of the Warehouse level sometime this summer.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.