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Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD should cost “about $15” in summer 2012

Tony Hawk: Ride and Shred were big enough bombs to help virtually kill the plastic peripheral craze. But despite all seeming lost for Tony Hawk and his long-running series, it’s getting another shot at life with the tried and true remake. Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD was announced this weekend, and now some new details have been released for the HD upgrade, including the price… sort of…

Activision’s press release for Tony Hawk’s HD adventure got the important details out of the way, including the tentative summer release date next year, and the price, which was described as “about $15.” We hope this actually means $15 will be the price, as that seems pretty fair for redone stages from two of our favorite games of all time. Though if “about $15” magically became “actually $20,” we’d probably still pay anyway.

Other specifics include revealing that the HD development is being handled by Robomodo (Tony Hawk: Ride), not Neversoft as some may have assumed. Activision didn’t spell out exactly what systems it will come to, mentioning the “game will be available only on leading consoles,” and that it would take advantage of online features the original Pro Skater’s never could. Sadly no word on how much of the original soundtracks to Tony Hawk 1 and 2 will be included, but we doubt the developers forgot how important that music was to the series.

10 comments

  • wingsdjy - December 13, 2011 6:36 a.m.

    Am I the only one who originally interpreted the headline to mean that this game will bomb like all the other recent Tony Hawk's, thus making it a $15 clearance bin item? Maybe I'm just too cynical or jaded
  • JBizFoShiz - December 12, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    I was the biggest Hawk fan up through THPS 4. I will never forget the first time I was able to get a perfect 2-minute run through the THPS 1 Canyon, getting everything and scoring mad points in one session. BUT, does anybody else feel any foreboding about this game remixing levels from the first two games? Because, I cannot think of any truly weak levels from them (ESPECIALLY the greatness that was THPS 2). MAYBE the competition levels that were easy to score 99.9 runs in? If they have to re-license those same songs again in 2011, expect the price to jump a bit. Rage Against The Machine may be expensive, for example, but that was probably the biggest big-name band from the first two games. Soundtrack was still semi-underground for the most part. With trepidation, I await more news about this game.
  • angelusdlion - December 12, 2011 10:37 p.m.

    custom soundtracks.. I really hope that's the answer to the music problem.
  • Dman3981 - December 12, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Wow seems like a pretty good idea. Just hope I can revert and chain together some ridiculous combos, I remember how hard it was to get a good combo going in THPS1.
  • avantguardian - December 13, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    revert didn't show up until 3, if i'm not mistaken. should still get the manual, though. THPS 1 levels with manuals...mmmm...
  • BIGMercenary - December 12, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    As long as create-a-skater and level editor return, I'll be happy. But God help Robomodo if they add support for that friggin useless plastic skateboard.
  • avantguardian - December 13, 2011 1:14 a.m.

    i keep waiting for word on the park editor. would be a shame to omit it.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - December 12, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    Superman by Goldfinger better be in there. HERE I AM, DOIN EVERYTHING I CAN
  • CaptCOMMANDO - December 12, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    Instantly recognized the level and as immediately thrown back to long nights trying for the longest combo I could pull.
  • imfreakinbad85 - December 12, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    Yea. I would play as Kareem Campbell. Do his special move over the halfpipe onto the rails like in the trailer. I would go into a nollie off the last hand rail to the quarterpipe and do a trick off that. Brought back memories watching the trailer.

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