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

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As announced today by Tony Hawk himself, (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) 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 grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.