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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise returning

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Looks like Tony Hawk got a little nostalgic while talking on his Demolition Radio show on SiriusXM. When looking back at his Pro Skater series, he stated, “We’re working on a game, we are working on a game, it’s pretty cool.” A new Tony Hawk game for the new console generation? Yeah, that is pretty cool.

If you were a console gamer back in 1999, you’re likely to have fond memories of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. The gameplay was maddeningly addictive, nailing that “easy to learn, difficult to master” hook.

The first six games in the franchise spanning 1999-2004 received almost universal acclaim, but the series began to lose momentum while trudging through the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation. Eventually, Tony Hawk famously face-planted with the Ride and Shred titles, released in 2009 and 2010, respectively. A bit of that original spark was captured again with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD in 2012, and if nothing else, it at least seemed to be an admission from the franchise that they had to return to their roots.

No details on this new title are available just yet. Robomondo has developed the last three Tony Hawk games, but no hints have been made as to who is developing the new one. Still, IGN has confirmed that this title is indeed coming, as an Activision rep has said, “Activision can confirm that they have something in the works with Tony Hawk, more info is coming soon.”

It’s hard not to look forward to it, but here’s hoping that it can recapture the magnetism of some 15 years ago.

Last Updated: February 21, 2014


  1. TiMsTeR1033

    February 21, 2014 at 07:49

    I would love to see another Tony hawk game adding something new but sticking to the formula that made so many fans. It would have kinda a retro feel now, sure may not be realistic but skate does that! Speaking of which Skate 4 on PS4 make it so people!! Next Gen better graphics and physics!!


    • Matthew Holliday

      February 21, 2014 at 12:00

      ./care about next gen graphics.
      all I care about is the punk rock beats and mad comboes.


      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        February 21, 2014 at 15:17

        ^ this guy knows


  2. El Capitan del Blade

    February 21, 2014 at 07:52

    It’s all gonna be about the Soundtrack…. If they fill it with late nineties/ early 2000s Skate Music (NOFX, RANCID, RATM, PENNYWISE, and possibly some Pantera) It’ll do fine….


  3. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    February 21, 2014 at 07:55

    It’s weird how they released 6 games over 5 years and those games all received critical acclaim but when CoD or Fifa release a game a year they are just making more of the same.
    Although each of the the those Tony Hawk games may have innovated upon the existing framework a lot more than the CoD and Fifa series.

    Disclaimer: I have never played any of the Tony Hawk games.


    • Johan du Preez

      February 21, 2014 at 09:35

      They didnt get critical acclaim for all 6 games they did for the first 2. THPS was killed due to them releasing one every year like COD and people got tired of it as the innovation stopped. The same happen to Guitar Hero they just released a title every year with little innovation and now no one is interested.

      The same that is happening with COD now …


      • Spathi

        February 21, 2014 at 09:42

        Please COD just die already!!!!!


  4. Jaded_Reprobate

    February 21, 2014 at 08:05

    THPS was epic… i can remember spending many an hour before, during and after school playing…

    Joh bring on the nostalgia


  5. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    February 21, 2014 at 08:08

    And in unrelated news, a game that is newly released on Steam has a very interesting image http://cdn4.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/246620/ss_6affce9dec4604ad53a0bbcf502a074393306554.1920×1080.jpg?t=1392929237


    • VampyreSquirrel

      February 21, 2014 at 08:13

      Play the hell out of this game on my S3, it’s epic… think I’ll look at getting it on Steam.


      • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

        February 21, 2014 at 08:15

        It looks and sounds very interesting.
        I’d get it just for the above picture.


    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      February 21, 2014 at 08:22

      Hahahahaha epic win. What game is that?


      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 21, 2014 at 08:32

        Plague Inc.

        Edit: I think the version on Steam is Plague Inc. Evolution or something like that


  6. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    February 21, 2014 at 08:22

    Dude I loved THPS. Was one of the coolest games back in the day. I hope the new one will be as good as the good old memories recall.


  7. Martin du preez

    February 21, 2014 at 08:55

    Ah..I remember punching a hole through my door trying to 100% the school 2 level in THPS2 :/


    • Matthew Holliday

      February 21, 2014 at 11:59

      School was tricky, that back quad section ruined the potential in gettin 100% in a single run.
      and the one bell was nearly impossible to wallride with the quaterpipe lip so close to it, just turned into a grind.


  8. FSR

    February 21, 2014 at 09:42

    I hope they adopt/develop the “flick-it” system from Skate. Skate was fresh and new, and I miss it.


    • Rikus

      February 21, 2014 at 09:50

      I didn’t really like Skate. As a non-skater it was a bit too realistic. I could never master it. I did however love the Tony Hawk series. So I think they should include the control scheme of both and give the player options to switch between the two.


      • FSR

        February 21, 2014 at 09:55

        I second your option to include both systems. It was way more difficult to master, but there was nothing as rewarding as seeing a line, putting in the time and eventually nailing it, recording it, editing it and uploading it.


        • Rikus

          February 21, 2014 at 10:02

          I can respect that and I can imagine the sense of accomplishment. I guess skaters get that feeling in real life too.


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