Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD: Early 2012 release date coming, first gameplay

If you were a fan of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games on the PS1, we have some rather awesome news to bring you now. Over the weekend at the VGAs, Tony Hawk himself confirmed that the original game is to be remade in HD and will be released as a digital title next year.

It won’t just be a straight up port of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater upscaled in HD either, as we’re told that the remake will include levels from the Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 as well, which is fantastic news since THPS2 is arguably the best skating game created.

Activision are once again publishing, but it looks like Robomodo are taking over development duties from Neversoft, although this has yet to be confirmed. The game is set for a release during the first half of 2012 and according to Hawk, you’ll be pleased to know that it will be available from the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store for under $20.

That is a very attractive price point indeed for one of the best-loved games on the PlayStation 1, and we just hope that the infamous soundtrack returns as well, as that was one of the key elements that made the game so successful. Don’t forget the endlessly fun task of finding all of the secret tapes within levels and completing gap checklists, who knows we may even have some classic THPS unlocks thrown in there as well – anyone remember playing as Spidey in THPS2? Those were the days folks.

We have a teaser trailer from the remake to show you below and it certainly will provide a pleasing trip down memory lane for those of you that played THPS2. The old Hangar level has been remade in HD, but two levels that will also be making a return in the remake are School and Downhill. Check it out and let us know your thoughts on the remake.

Is this game an instant buy for you? It already seems like a bargain for less than $20.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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