If you were at all functioning and gaming in the 90s you’ll remember the Tony Hawk franchise at it’s best. The title became immensely popular for its impressive landscapes, versatile control scheme, fun easter eggs and great soundtracks. Jump to the present day and the franchise has hit a few bumps in the road, most notably the recent Tony Hawk Ride and Tony Hawk Shred which made use of a skate peripheral. They were pretty much unplayable.
Today however a suggestive Tweet came from Mr. Hawk, a man known to be very involved with the franchise. The Tweet asked what were the favorite levels of his followers from the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater and its sequel. He goes on to say “I’m doing research for my… um, thesis.”
Oh Mr. Hawk, you sly dog you! This definitely sounds like the rumblings of an HD remake of at least parts of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. Especially at a time where developers who’ve seemed to have lost their way are revisiting their roots (Sega, NetherRealm Studios, Square Enix Europe) it makes a great deal of sense for Neversoft to return to the titles that made them big players in the first place. Who wouldn’t want to return to Skate Heaven as Spider-Man with Moon Physics and Disco Mode on while jamming to Powerman 5000 in glorious 1080p HD!?