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Tony Hawk remaster to feature today’s pros plus original roster

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Nyjah Huston, Aori Nishimura, Riley Hawk, and others join the fray

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The roster of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is seeing a shake-up: The upcoming remaster will include several of today’s top professional skaters alongside the stars of the original games. Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk, and Tyshawn Jones are all joining the game, Activision announced Tuesday, alongside the release of a brief new gameplay trailer.

“Modern-day skateboarding originated from a generation of skaters who grew up playing the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games,” said Michelle Bresaw, vice president of product management and marketing at Activision, in a news release. “We’re proud that the remaster will represent the skate culture landscape today with a diverse roster of skaters that will appeal to any gamer.”

The original skaters, meanwhile, will appear at their current ages in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2. For reference, Tony Hawk turned 52 last month; all of the older pros on the roster are now in their 40s and 50s.

The very first Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater debuted in 1999, and launched one of the most popular video game franchises of the early 2000s. Activision announced in May that Vicarious Visions, which remastered the first three Crash Bandicoot games for 2017’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, is remaking the first two games in the series. The new collection will offer modern re-creations of “all the original levels,” according to Activision, along with the old-school tricks as well as ones from newer Tony Hawk games such as lip tricks and wall plants. Online features will also be available, including multiplayer mode, Create-A-Park, and Create-A-Skater.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is scheduled to be released Sept. 4 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC via the Epic Games Store, and Xbox One for $39.99. Activision is offering a pre-order bonus for digital copies in the form of access to a demo of the Warehouse level starting Aug. 14, three weeks before the game’s launch.


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