2015’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is so bad that it got delisted twice from its online retailers. Now in 2020, the legendary Hawk is making a comeback with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, which releases September 4. Enthusiastic skaters, however, can get early access to the Warehouse Level of the game by pre-ordering the title. Pre-purchase early access is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Epic Games. Early access begins August 14, 8 am PDT.
More than a Remaster
Though donning the “Remaster” moniker, this entry is more akin to a remake. The graphics aren’t simply undergoing upscaling, but are being redone from the ground up. Additionally, new characters are now available to keep up with the current skating scene. New faces like Lizzie Armanto, Leticia Bufoni and Nyjah Huston are making appearances in this title.
In addition to overhauling the graphics, 1 + 2 is also introducing mechanics that weren’t in their original games. In the Warehouse Level trailer, we can see tricks such as “Revert” and “Spine Transfer”. These tricks are mechanics introduced in THPS 4, not 1 and 2. For that reason, it’s a given that the game’s controls will be updated for a more modern feel.
In conclusion, dubbing it a remaster instead of a remake is a weird choice. Perhaps it’s a marketing thing that I’m not so aware about. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Pre-Order the Game to get Access to the Demo
This game releases September 4. You can, however, get an early feel for the game by pre-ordering it on Epic Games, PlayStation Store, or Microsoft Store for Xbox.
Pre-ordering the game get’s you access to the iconic Warehouse Level demo. Grind, Flip and Grab on the various verts and rails scattered throughout the level. It will be available for download on August 14, 8 AM PDT. That’s 11 PM the same date for Malaysian time. SEAGM will be making an in-depth review of the game and drop some hot tutorials on how to combo in Tony Hawk Pro Skater, so stay tuned!