Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD rides in June

Robomodo's high-definition skateboarding nostalgia trip hitting PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this summer; price TBA.

The Tony Hawk franchise will ride again this June. The iconic skateboarder revealed recently via Twitter that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD will be released on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network in June. Previously, the game was expected to arrive sometime this summer.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD gets gnarly this June.

In development at Robomodo (Tony Hawk Ride, Tony Hawk Shred), Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD will be the first Tony Hawk title distributed exclusively through digital channels. It will contain levels from the first two Tony Hawk titles, retouched and running on a new game engine. The title will also feature some, but not all, of the songs from the original games.

Confirmed characters for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD thus far include familiar favorites like Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Andrew Reynolds, and Eric Koston, as well as newcomers like Chris Cole, Nyjah Huston, and Hawk's son, Riley Hawk. A firm price for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD has not been announced, but it is expected to sell for "around $15."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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lensflare15
lensflare15

I really want to play this game. I still don't know the release date though...

belozey
belozey

Here's to hoping there'll be some awesome DLC for this game.

lensflare15
lensflare15

I wish Chad Muska and Kareem Campbell would be in the game as well...

sideshowboots
sideshowboots

I dumped so much time into these games back in the day, can't wait to have another go

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

$12 and I'm sold. More than that, and I'll have to make sure I don't want to get a hat for my avatar instead......

DrKill09
DrKill09

Activision, maybe you missed the memo, but this series got DESTROYED by Skate years ago.  Try doing this thing called THINK OF AN ORIGINAL IDEA FOR ONCE!

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

I am so psyched for this.  I loved the originals - they got me back into gaming after a long time!

Ziberg
Ziberg

I hope they come out with a copy that is sold in stores and not downloadable, I used to love these games, would be even cooler if the PS3 had backwards compatibility so I could play them without having to go purchase a PS2 again

legend157
legend157

Good. I loved the pro skaters. Hoping this will be great.

UnRelentingAlly
UnRelentingAlly

I hope this is good, if they just remade THUG and THUG 2 id be happy I loved both of those games.

Kingofbluelions
Kingofbluelions

This will either be a REALLY good game or a REALLY big disgrace. *cough* *cough* Remember GoldenEye.

rushiosan
rushiosan

I wish I could play THPS 1-3 again. These stupid sequels made me miss them by A LOT. Good hopes for this one.

TheZeroPercent
TheZeroPercent

stupid move by tony hawk

not as dumb as "ride"

but tony hawk should just go with what "skate" brought to the genre

and take it as far as they can in a passionate way

 

"skate" wouldnt exist without tony hawk

so im not sure why tony hawk runs away from the "skate" formula

 

Flint247
Flint247

Looks good. It takes me back when I first got THPS1 for playstation. Then I remember having THUG for gamecube, good times.

Aderdunn_3
Aderdunn_3

I was so hyped about this release but then the ''no split screen'' news came and ruined the whole enthusiasm :(

habsfan120
habsfan120

I can't wait for this.. I love the classic Tony Hawk games!

toddx77
toddx77

Wow this brings back memories of 6th and 7th grade lol

PetJel
PetJel

All I need is

 

-School II

-New York

-VENICE BEACH

-Philadelphia

-Marseille

 

and I will throw all my money at this game.

Ruggeri1994
Ruggeri1994

Plz DLC the thps 3, thps 4, thug, and thug 2 maps.. and this better be online..with koth and grafitti

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

The originals were classics.  This is a good move.  Looking forward to it!

 

Superzone
Superzone

Now this is something I can really get excited for.  The old Hawk games were awesome.

top8cat
top8cat

I'm a little hurt by the lack of a PC version, but you can't win 'em all

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeT

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Arcade sports at its finest. It'll be a nice change from the simulation fest of Skate

 

Hjindee
Hjindee

i need to find my PS2 again... and play Tony Hawk's Underground :D

PrplMnkyDshwsr7
PrplMnkyDshwsr7

I liked the Venice Beach Course and Marseille in 2 and The mall in 1.  Whatabout Skate Heaven in 2?

juiceair
juiceair

Don't screw it up and I'll be skating again, just like old times.

PrplMnkyDshwsr7
PrplMnkyDshwsr7

played TH1/2  everyday after school back in the day...mind blowing when it first came out.

toptom924
toptom924

Now this is a HD remake not no crappy half assed upscaling woooo aint played a tony halk's game since proving ground :D

Cyrus-thevirus-
Cyrus-thevirus-

they should release it on the Vita aswell that would be a bonus

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

Glad to hear they're at least attempting to bring back the old soundtrack, and 15 bucks sounds about right, please be good!

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

Why not release the best one first in underground 2?

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

 @DrKill09 Skate is a different Genre. They can still coexist because Tony Hawk series is an Arcade Skateboarding game and Skate is a simulation Skateboarding game; The same way that Need For Speed doesn't compete with Forza or Gran Turismo series.

shaunn191
shaunn191

 @Ziberg

 PS3 does have backwards compatability with PS1, meaning you can play all the TH Pro Skater games...

yeebsey
yeebsey

 @UnRelentingAlly "woah! chad muska? im a huge fan!"

some of the worst voice acting in video game history but i yet i have a soft spot for them despite not being the best in the series

DrKill09
DrKill09

 @TheZeroPercent

Yes it would.  Skate is the spiritual successor to Thrasher Skate and Destroy, not Tony Hawk.  Thrasher always kicked TH's ass, and still does.  It had actual CHALLENGE.  I once beat THPS3 five times in one day.  TOO EASY.

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

Wait I was thinking about need for speed. I meant THPS 4. 

DrKill09
DrKill09

 @ps3gamer1234  That game did very poorly.  Mixing skate and snowboarding is not original.  Shaun White Skateboarding and Shaun White Snowboarding.

WarGrad
WarGrad

 @shaunn191 Only the PS3s that originally came out have backwards compatibility.  They realized that the easiest way to cut costs was to eliminate backwards compatibility.  Hence why it went from about $600 to $300 and now to $250.

yeebsey
yeebsey

 @DrKill09 i loved thrasher and the way you got chased off the property when the run was over. and when you were in the uk and you got a dog chasing you....because apparently we all get chased by dogs here? still was an extremely fun game

Cillah187
Cillah187

@GONtheSKYLORD Tony Hawk's Underground 2 was still great though.

shaunn191
shaunn191

No. ALL PS3's have backwards compatibility with PS1 games, even the slim ones.I think you're getting confused with PS2 backwards compatibility... And even then you are wrong because the second PS3 model released in 2007 also had backwards compatibility.