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Tony Hawk Announces Remastered Pro Skater 1 + 2 With Original Soundtrack

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is back in 2020.

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has announced remastered versions of his Pro Skater 1 + 2 video games, complete with most of the original (and awesome) soundtrack.

Publishers Activision have confirmed that the games will be arriving on September 4 and will be available fully remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

#THPS is back!” says Tony. “Original maps, original skaters, and songs from the original soundtrack… plus new features. Thanks to all the fans of our series for keeping this dream alive.”

So far, confirmed artists for the Pro Skater remake are: Papa Roach, Naughty By Nature, Primus, Lagwagon, Rage Against The Machine, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Goldfinger, Millencolin and Powerman 5,000.

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Discussing Pro Skater’s iconic soundtracks with Kerrang!, Tony said, “The soundtracks are very much inline with my music tastes and my history of growing up skating. Punk music was really closely associated with skating at the time and a lot of the songs on the soundtracks were songs that I heard growing up at skate parks.

“I had more input on the first few games than any of them because there were no expectations, so we had a lot more freedom to be experimental. I was just trying to make a soundtrack that I thought represented skate culture and the skate lifestyle.”

“I have no recollection of being asked to be on the game,” laughed Goldfinger’s John Feldmann. “I’m sure I was asked, but we were touring so much and I just didn’t want to go back to selling shoes, so any opportunity to promote my band I would just say yes to. Superman was kind of just a song that we had lying around. Obviously now it’s the biggest song we’ve written but I didn’t have any idea what that song would become. It was never a radio single, its popularity is testament to how powerful and how important that game was for the culture of our scene.”

Check out the new trailer for Pro Skater 1 + 2 below:

Posted on May 13th 2020, 10:18am
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