Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Coming to PSN This Month
The latest in the skateboarding franchise is coming to PSN on August 28.
PlayStation.Blog has confirmed that Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD is coming to PSN on August 28 in North America.
Josh Tsui, president of developer Robomodo games, writes that a great deal of effort has been put into making a PS3 version, saying,
“If there was a “Make PS3” button, we would’ve been tempted to hit that a long time ago. But we wanted to take the time to fix a few things and make sure that the PS3 experience is everything it can be.”
Tsui goes onto describe some of the features in the new instalment, writing,
“It’s the best parts of the first two games in the Pro Skater series combined with the polish and technology of 2012 – and online play. Even better, DLC is coming that includes levels from THPS3, new pros, and the revert! It’s truly a game that we feel brings two generations of players together, and both will feel like it’s “their game.”
The post also provides a fairly long, complete list of features and upcoming DLC, some of which include:
- HD Upgrade: We polished and rebuilt the game using Neversoft’s original level models.
- Classic levels: The style and feel of the seven best levels from THPS and THPS2 (Warehouse, School 2, Mall, Phoenix, Hangar, Marseilles and Downhill Jam) refreshed for today. Tony Hawk himself put a call out to his fans on Twitter during the summer of 2011 to decide the final levels. The levels are exactly the same specs as the originals – every gap, SKATE Letter, etc is exactly where you remember it — but it looks a hell of a lot better!
- The Top Pros: Today’s biggest skate pros round out the cast including: Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Riley Hawk and, of course, Tony Hawk himself. Each has eight boards, three special moves, and an alternate outfit.
- Refined controls: The skaters’ animations, tricks and combos reflect the evolution of the THPS games. Animations are improved, the tricks have been redone (and some new special tricks added), and we even added “skater celebrations” for big combos.
- Manuals and Reverts: Read closely! You can do manuals as part of trick combos in THPS HD. Given the fact that this game combines the best gameplay from THPS1 and THPS2, Reverts will not work as part of trick combos in the initial launch of THPS HD, as that mechanic was not introduced until THPS3. However, reverts will work in the post-release DLC for the THPS3 levels, as those levels were originally designed to accommodate this.
View the rest of the list here. The game costs about $15 on XBLA (1200 Microsoft Points) but no word yet on how much it’ll be selling for on PSN.