Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 and 2 Available Now – Drop in and Become the G.O.A.T. Today!

Get set to shred with details on Vicarious Visions’ faithful remaster of the first two THPS games, including how Tony Hawk celebrated this launch and where to buy the next chapter in the franchise’s history.

by James Mattone on September 04, 2020

Here and now, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 has arrived.

Developed by Vicarious Visions, this faithful remaster is available now for PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 4 Pro, the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X, and on PC through the Epic platform.

Before you tighten those trucks and become the G.O.A.T., this is what you need to know:

The O.G. THPS 1 + 2 Experience, Presented in 4K With New Features

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 returns classic levels, pro skaters, and tricks alongside new skaters, customization features, and much more, all brought to life in detailed 4K*.

Skate your dream park at vintage spots first discovered in 1999 and 2000, including the Warehouse, Downhill Jam, School II and the Bullring, or craft a dream skatepark with Create-a-Park, totally revamped from ramp to rail.

Here, expect to find a robust editor that allows for park customization like never before, such as Smart Pieces that can be molded and twisted in insane ways. Customize your own parks and share them with friends, or download “Remixable” parks on the public Park Browser to then mold into your own skating paradise.**

Carve up these parks with your own custom skater through Create-a-Skater, or as skateboarding’s current stars like Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk and Tyshawn Jones.

The O.G. skating legends are all here too – that includes Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, Elissa Steamer, Chad Muska, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, Rune Glifberg, Kareem Campbell, Jamie Thomas and Bob Burnquist.

Like this mix of old and new school skaters, the game’s soundtrack stacks nostalgia packed THPS 1 + 2 anthems on top of three dozen new hits from around the world and across multiple decades.

Listen to it as you conquer each skate park through Tours, a reimagined Career mode with a few extra objectives and surprises on top of the original goals and competitions.

 Other experiences include additional single-player modes, such as Single Session and Free Skate, and the franchise’s signature Multiplayer mode, featuring a new competitive and fun online system complete with curated playlists and ranked leaderboards.

Multiplayer – Jams and Competitive Playlists, Classic Game Modes, and Additional Features to Come This Fall

Outside of local couch play, you can hop online to skate alongside – and against – up to seven other players on a curated set of skate parks. Play online game modes, including Score and Combo Challenges, time-based Trick Attacks and Combo Mambos, the change-of-pace Graffiti mode, with even more modes available in local couch play. Before every mode-based session, skaters will get the opportunity to get some Free Skate practice in, just to ensure those trucks are on tight before the competition begins.

These online sessions live within two Quick Playlists:

In Competitive, only the best skater will win each session. If you top this playlist’s leaderboard, consider yourself one of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 community’s Greatest of All Time.

Jams, the casual counterpart playlist to Competitive, also has its own leaderboard, but here, the top-four skaters will be counted as winners for each session. This chill playlist is where skaters can warm up for Competitive matches, or just hang with friends at a few skate parks and play a few casual games.

If your crew wants to skate together, take advantage of the game’s party feature, where friends can join up and skate together within public playlists. Later this fall, look out for an update that will include additional, more private and personal party features, including private skate sessions, party migration, and leader promotion.

Meanwhile, at the Warehouse…

To celebrate the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, the game’s iconic Warehouse level was re-created in real life, so Tony could skate this famed virtual spot in the real world.

The result was, in a word, epic. 

Trust us on this, you won’t want to miss it.

See Tony shred in the physical re-creation of this virtual industrial paradise here.

Then, be on the lookout over the coming days for a video on the Vans social channels, who were on-site to capture behind-the-scenes footage.

What Are You Waiting For? Drop in Today!

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 can be purchased through the game’s official website, with the regular edition available for $39.99 (MSRP), a digital deluxe version, which includes unique content and in-game gear, available for $49.99 (MSRP), and a Collector’s Edition, featuring a limited-run Birdhouse deck, available for $99.99 (MSRP).

For the latest news and updates on THPS, check in with the Activision Games Blog, follow @tonyhawkthegame on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and subscribe to the official Tony Hawk YouTube channel.

*4K Available on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and supporting PC systems.

**Internet required for online multiplayer (gaming subscription service sold separately) and other features.

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