Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 it is official. Geoff Keighley and Tony Hawk himself have confirmed today that the remake of the first two video games of the skate saga will be released on September 4 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC through the Epic Games Store at a base price of 44.99 . They will have the original scenarios, skaters and songs, but it will not be a mere graphic review but has been done from scratch maintaining the original formula.
A announcement trailer for this remake. You can see it under these lines.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 already available for pre-order on Xbox One, although it will soon be activated on PS4 as well. Those who pre-purchase it will be able to access a special demo of the Warehouse level
The collection will also have two special editions: the Digital Deluxe Edition, which is priced at 54.99 , includes Powell-Peralta skater 'The Ripper', unique retro outfits for Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen and unique retro content for Create Skater mode, and the 99.99 Limited Collector's Edition , which in addition to all of the above will also include a real Birdhouse skate board.
That Activision was working on a remake of the first two games in the Tony Hawks Pro Skater saga was an open secret that has never been confirmed. Until today. Precisely the skater himself has anticipated the official announcement to confirm these remakes in a somewhat curious way: through SMS to his fans: just as a user in the ResetEra forum shared, Tony Hawk has sent an SMS to his fans announcing that indeed Tony Hawks Pro Skater
The original message Tony Hawk has sent to fans is as follows: "Hey! I have a surprise and I wanted to tell you first: We are bringing back Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2! Original maps, original skaters and songs from the original soundtrack, plus new features! The game looks amazing and will be announced. soon".
This message is part of a subscription service for fans to which the community can sign up in order to receive SMS from Tony Hawk, not so much with news like this, but also, to receive curiosities and even birthday congratulations. You can see a screenshot of original message under these lines
With this confirmation the rumors are settled which pointed to possible remakes from Tony Hawk's games. Already in February of this year Activision confirmed that it was working on new versions of its classics that would not be simple graphic updates, but would go further. These plans pointed to a launch in 2020, something that would eventually be confirmed by several subsequent leaks, such as that of a punk rock band that licensed songs for the game or the recent statements of a professional skater.