Earlier this year it was revealed that a remake of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 would be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The news was met with huge applause from nostalgic fans, and it seems as though this nostalgia has played a huge role in the remake.
In an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine, the game’s lead designer Leo Zuniga opened up about all things Birdman, confirming that recreating the feeling of playing these games as a child is one of the core goals of the developers.
“Playing this game will definitely bring back memories for some; it’ll feel like coming home and that’s one of our main goals,” Zuniga told the publication.
“All of the original levels, classic pro skaters, and old-school tricks fans remember from the original series are there, along with added features, HD graphics, new tricks, and iconic controls to provide players with the awesome gameplay experience they deserve from this franchise.”
Everything we’ve seen of the game so far looks top-notch, and it’s going to be incredible to see just how a AAA game of 2020 can recreate some of the best moments of our childhoods.
In related news, it’s just been revealed that the upcoming documentary on Tony Hawk’s video games is releasing soon. Entitled “Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story,” the doc will explore the behind-the-scenes stories of 1999’s original Tony Hawk Pro Skater.
The flick will star the pro skater himself, along with a bunch of familiar friends and faces from the skating world. Chad Muska, Steve Caballero, Jamie Thomas, and Rodney Mullen are just a few of the people who’ll be making an appearance, ensuring we’re getting a full and complete picture of how the game was made.
Check out the trailer below!
Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story releases on August 18th across multiple streaming and VOD services.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 is due to launch on September 4 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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