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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Is Getting Remastered And Will Be Out In A Few Months

One of the only good things about being stuck at home all the time now is that people have so much more time to do important things like watch TV and play video games. But even as some media production grinds to a temporary halt, fortunately there are still new titles getting released to help us through these dull times.

And yesterday’s announcement for an upcoming video game has everyone partying like it’s 1999 — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is coming back, fully remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

A trailer for the game accompanied the announcement, and the nostalgia is real.

Plus Tony Hawk himself hyped up the re-release.

“Original maps, original skaters, and songs from the original soundtrack… plus new features,” he wrote. “Thanks to all the fans of our series for keeping this dream alive.”

The original game came out on Playstation (yes, the first PlayStation) over twenty years ago.

3D gaming was really just starting to ramp up in the late ‘90s, and doing cool skateboard tricks in a video game was a lot easier than busting out a board and trying to do them in real life. So the game became hugely popular, especially with its punk and ska heavy soundtrack.

Unfortunately, the graphics don’t really hold up today.

So to have something so well-loved get the remaster treatment is, well, a treat.

There are other upgrades, too.

In addition to updated graphics, the new games are going to have a “more elaborate create-a-park mode where you can share custom skate parks online” and an online multiplayer option.

And fans are already flipping out.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be released as a bundle on September 4. 

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