• Tony Hawk himself confirmed the remastered version of "Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2" -- on his birthday
  • The remastered version is titled "Tony Hawk's Pro skater 1+2" and will be released on September
  • "Tony Hawk's Pro skater 1+2" will be playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Tony Hawk will once again grace virtual skate parks this 2020!

The skateboarding legend himself confirmed this development on his birthday this Tuesday, announcing the upcoming return of “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” games in one remastered package. In a Twitter post, Hawk shared a poster that has “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2” written on it.

Additionally, it was highlighted that the game will arrive on Sept. 4, 2020. Hawk captioned the post, “Happy Birthday to me! #THPS.”

In a follow-up tweet, the renowned professional skateboarder provided more details about the remastered version of the first two installments of the series that was released 20 years ago in 1999 (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1) and 2000 (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2).

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

Meanwhile, according to The Verge, the remaster of the two classics will have all the original levels, characters and tricks. There will also be extra challenges and an improved create-a-park mode which can be shared online.

Furthermore, an online multiplayer mode and local multiplayer will be added, along with the “vast majority” of the iconic soundtracks from the game.

Vicarious Visions is reported to be handling the remaster, and they have a pretty solid vision on what they want to achieve for the game. For what it’s worth, Vicarious Visions is also the same studio that handled the remaster of “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.”

According to the studio’s COO Simon Ebejer, while they retained the core structure and controls of the original games, they added a “meta” to connect the two and make it a holistic game.

“We didn’t want the game to be ‘Okay, you play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1, and then play THPS2 and start over from scratch, just like you would have if you bought the games back in the day,” Ebejer explained.

“The meta that sits over top of everything allows players to not feel like they’re losing progress by playing either one of the games.”

“Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2” is now available for pre-order. It will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD” is leaving Steam next week. Steam/Robomodo