After a bit of teasing yesterday, it’s official: the recent remake of the first Tony Hawk games is coming to Nintendo Switch and PS5/XSX.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is one of my favorite remasters/remakes of the last few years. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing through it again and enjoying these with my kiddos. Now, I’m about to lose all productivity as we’ll be able to take it on the go with the Nintendo Switch.
Though teased yesterday, the announcement comes this morning that the remake will hit the Switch at some point later this year. That’s not all, however, as it’s also getting a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade on March 26th.
The upcoming, next-gen versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will give players a variety of upgrades, such as super crisp 120 FPS at 1080P, native 4K at 60 FPS, spatial audio and more, while the game on Nintendo Switch™ will give fans the chance to ollie with Tony Hawk and the line-up of pro-skaters on-the-go.
High-fidelity atmospherics will be added to the next-gen upgrade for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2. This unique graphical feature will allow players to enjoy the experience of sharper dynamic shadows, reflections and lens flares, as well as enhanced skater textures and more on next-gen consoles.
Digital players can upgrade to the Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle with all the added features for an additional $10 SRP. The upgrade includes access to the secret skater Ripper (a.k.a. the infamous Powell-Peralta mascot), retro gear for Create-A-Skater mode, and retro skins for Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen. Additionally, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is giving fans who already own the digital deluxe version of the game on PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One a next-gen upgrade at no cost (except in Japan) on March 26.
Getting to this milestone was no skate in the park. Skateboard icon Tony Hawk requested the help of videogame icon Crash Bandicoot to bring the remaster to new platforms, following the announcement that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time would be coming to next-gen platforms and Nintendo Switch on March 12.
So yeah, you gotta pay a little bit extra (if you didn’t already snag the Deluxe version of the game) for the next-gen upgrade, but considering it was only $30 to begin with, that’s not a bad deal in the slightest.