We’ve gotten over our disappointment on the fact that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD isn’t going to be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 at the same time. Now, we have a great video to show you which shows off multiplayer for the very first time.
The game is going to be available on Xbox 360 first this month, priced at a very reasonable $15 from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Aside from the regular scoring modes in single player, the game will also feature multiplayer and some of the modes that featured in the PS1 originals.
For example, big head and graffiti are making a return and we see how these modes look in HD for the first time, courtesy of developers Robomodo and Games Radar who have provided the video. If you have played graffiti before in the Tony Hawk series, you’ll know that in this popular mode, you’ll be going head to head with your opponent in trying to ‘tag’ the most territory by performing tricks on different areas in the time allocated.
Unfortunately, the clip shown gives you the view of the Games Radar player, rather than the developer, which explains why there is so much bailing and not much free flowing action to showcase the game properly. Big head mode looks pretty fun though, as you’ll see in the clip that not pulling out tricks to match your opponent will see your head slowly expand until it finally explodes if you are bad enough.
We also see another look at some of the levels shown in the game, particularly a great look at one of our favorite levels – downhill jam. Again, the player doesn’t really show off the map too well, but it at least gives you a look at how the upgraded visuals look compared to the same map from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1.
How is the game looking to you? You can’t really argue for $15, especially since the game features half of the music from the original games. Let us know if you’ll be picking this up or not.