Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2's Steve Caballero Shows Off His New Mo-Capped Older Character Model
The Pro Skater 1 + 2 remake is rooted in the past, but it'll feature its stars as they look in 2020--here's Steve Caballero reflecting on the series and the new game.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 will revisit some iconic levels from the series' past, but it's also modernizing several elements--including the skaters. In a new video, Steve Caballero--who first appeared in Pro Skater 2 back in 2000--has revealed that he mo-capped new facial expressions for his in-game character, who looks just like he does now.
In the video below, Caballero says that he now sees a lot of skaters doing the tricks from these games in real-life, and we get a look at the motion capture set-up that is being used to capture the current-day look of these characters. Although they did not capture Caballero on a skateboard--he says they wanted to get new facial expressions from him--the new in-game model looks a lot like him.
The video also shows Caballero skating through the first game's Warehouse level--which confirms, essentially, that characters introduced in the sequel will be able to skate through levels from the first.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is looking like a serious hit of nostalgia, and it'll even carry over most of the original game's soundtrack. These are important games, as Caballero acknowledges--and if you want to make sure you can get in on the nostalgia on September 4 when the game launches, you should check out our preorder guide.
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