If you grew up playing video games in the late 90s, you probably recall Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater quite well. It was among the most popular skateboarding games in the time and set the tone for many successful installments afterward.
Now following decades, the first two matches are being rebooted. They’ll have better graphics, better gameplay, and a great deal of new features. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is now set to release on September 4, but until then, the Warehouse demonstration will be available August 14th to those who pre-order the match digitally.
So if you wish to understand how different the reboot is or wish to have any nostalgia skating around the very first level featured in this iconic skateboarding series, then pre-ordering might be something worth considering.
To celebrate the Warehouse demo, a new trailer was just put out. It shows the Birdman himself shredding the Warehouse like nobody else could. Visually, the game seems far better. There images are crisp and are precisely what you would want in 2020.
They should bring a new level of appreciation to the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series as a whole. Looking back in the first game’s images, they’re pretty dated by now ’s standards. It was a brilliant move by Activision to return in and polish up some things.
As much as gameplay, it seems like a lot easier as well. It is worth mentioning that this isn’t likely to be among the most realistic skateboarding simulations such as Skater XL or Session. Instead, it has a very arcade feel.
That’s not always a bad thing, however. Back at the day, there was something particular about pulling off unrealistic moves just like superman and chaining insane combos together. You felt like an unstoppable force that has been flying instead of skating. It appears like this reboot is going to have the exact same kind of gameplay, which is fantastic if you enjoyed the first games.
It will be interesting to see what nuggets the programmer Vicarious Visions has pulled out to further this sequence. Looking at each the trailers, they appear to have nailed down the core elements of what make this show so special to start with. Now they simply have to tweak it a bit to get fans to come back after all this time.
If this reboot is successful, we could perhaps see more Tony Hawk games get rebooted. We shall see.