Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD now available as Summer of Arcade begins

The highly anticipated HD remaster of the most memorable levels from the first two Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games hits Xbox Live today, marking the beginning of Microsoft's annual Summer of Arcade promotion.

Developed by Robomodo, who was the developer behind TH: Ride and TH: Shred, the HD remaster will also include many of the original songs from the THPS and THPS 2 soundtracks. Although, half the soundtrack is new material.

Robomodo has also said that they will be creating even more content to be available as DLC. Specifically, they've been given the greenlight to remaster levels from THPS3 (by some accounts the best of them all) and release them as a $5 DLC pack.

This is only the beginning of Summer of Arcade though (some say it started two weeks ago with the release of Spelunky HD). Every week until August 15 will see the release of a new title, culminating with Dust: An Elysian Tail.

The THPS HD launch trailer can be found below:

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