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Tony Hawk Announces Something That Basically Resembles That Tony Hawk HD Collection You Wanted

Two out of three games ain't bad, right?

Like this, but it probably looks good.

Ever since Tony Hawk let slip that some kind of Tony Hawk-related announcement would be announced by Tony Hawk at tonight's Spike Video Game Awards, the prevailing hope among commenters seemed to be that it would be not a new game, but rather some kind of HD collection of perhaps the first three Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games. Now Tony Hawk has made the aforementioned Tony Hawk-related announcement (to Joystiq on the red carpet, hilariously enough), and, well, it's almost that thing you wanted.

The newly unveiled "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD" isn't the first three games made HD-ified, but rather a "selection" of levels from the first two Tony Hawk games, including "Downhill" and "School." The collection will be released on various digital platforms next year.

The total lack of anything Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is kind of a bummer, but hey, they're still good Tony Hawk games! Again! In HD! That's cool!

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Posted by Alex
Like this, but it probably looks good.

Ever since Tony Hawk let slip that some kind of Tony Hawk-related announcement would be announced by Tony Hawk at tonight's Spike Video Game Awards, the prevailing hope among commenters seemed to be that it would be not a new game, but rather some kind of HD collection of perhaps the first three Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games. Now Tony Hawk has made the aforementioned Tony Hawk-related announcement (to Joystiq on the red carpet, hilariously enough), and, well, it's almost that thing you wanted.

The newly unveiled "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD" isn't the first three games made HD-ified, but rather a "selection" of levels from the first two Tony Hawk games, including "Downhill" and "School." The collection will be released on various digital platforms next year.

The total lack of anything Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is kind of a bummer, but hey, they're still good Tony Hawk games! Again! In HD! That's cool!

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Edited by csl316

Such a tease, all I want is part 3 in HD to play til the end of my days.
 
Unless they add a revert, then we could talk.

Edited by PredatorPT

I'm always up for some tony hawk, those crazy jumps and combos are always fun to see

Posted by sagesebas

Thank god

Posted by stalefishies

I hope it has the original soundtracks. It'll never happen, but a man can dream.

Posted by MysteriousBob

Huh, I had no idea all those 'joke' expections would be true. Great stuff. I wonder what the mechcanics will be like, will it take anything from 3 onwards?

Posted by Hardtarget

ehhhh we'll see I guess

Posted by billyhoush

I hope it's just a cheap downloadable to have a nostalgia filled weekend.

Posted by FreakAche

@stalefishies said:

I hope it has the original soundtracks. It'll never happen, but a man can dream.

That would be amazing!

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

I bet they change the soundtrack last minute just to screw with us one more time.

Posted by ez123

Hey, ho, let's go!

:)

Posted by SgtSphynx

@FreakAche: Brings back so many memories.

Posted by UnsolvedParadox
@RhombusOfTerror

I bet they change the soundtrack last minute just to screw with us one more time.

Oh God, I hope not...
Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar

I'm cautiously excited.

Edited by RuthLoose

Now you are free to burn your XBOX! THPS2X is obsolete.

Posted by Animasta

fuck that it doesn't have THPS4

Posted by Bwast

I don't recall ever expressing my desire for such a product.

Posted by I_smell

@stalefishies said:

I hope it has the original soundtracks. It'll never happen, but a man can dream.

OH-... Right, I guess they wouldn't have the licenses to do that again...

I'm suddenly a lot less interested in this.

Posted by onimonkii

as long as it plays like THPS4 i'm cool with it. THPS1 is hard to go back to

Posted by sirdesmond

A lot of my excitement for this depends on the soundtrack.

Posted by mosespippy

Damnit. I was hoping for 3 and 4 since my copies are missing from my game collection along with 8 other games. Fuck my roommates both past and present!

Posted by Jensonb

Clearly they plan on adding additional games' content through DLC. This is Activision we're talking about.

Posted by AlmostSwedish

@FreakAche: Oh god, the nostalgia!

I enjoyed all the THPS games, as well as THUG. The level design was still solid in THUG, but in THUG2 thing went to shit. I blame that Margera kid.

Posted by SgtSphynx

@Jensonb: True, true.

Posted by darkvare

i loved the original trilogy but then they added like story modes and stuff and i droped them i think i might actually buy this one

Posted by joshthebear

THPS2 is still my favorite of the series. Sunk way too many hours into that game.

Posted by artofwar420

Marijuana.

Posted by Ben_H

Yes please!  The first 4 Tony Hawk games are some of my fondest memories.  I played THPS4 with my buddy every day after school for like a year. We got so ridiculously good at those games.

Posted by lolwot

I only want THPS3, lol.

Posted by MormonWarrior

@I_smell said:

@stalefishies said:

I hope it has the original soundtracks. It'll never happen, but a man can dream.

OH-... Right, I guess they wouldn't have the licenses to do that again...

I'm suddenly a lot less interested in this.

I always immediately turned off the music in THPS2/3 because I hated it all so much, so...no problem here.

Posted by ThePickle

3's great even out of HD. PS2 son.

Posted by MormonWarrior

@mosespippy said:

Damnit. I was hoping for 3 and 4 since my copies are missing from my game collection along with 8 other games. F*** my roommates both past and present!

Dude, both those games are like a dollar at any used games store you can find.

Posted by WilliamHenry

Bummed its not the full games, but a best of from 1 and 2 is fantastic. I'm actually glad they left out 3. I always felt it was the worst of the original four.

Posted by ShaggE

Feels half-assed, but it's a much better alternative to "Tony Hawk: Now It's A Go Kart Sim, Also Something Vaguely Punk-Sounding".

Posted by MrOldboy

Wow, cant believe they feel this will sell when the standard for HD collections have been the full games in the past. I guess if its a $10-15 download it might fly, but this seems like more work for some reason. I'd just put THPS3 and add in the few levels from 1 & 2 that people want and charge $30 for it.

Posted by LameImpala

If it doesn't have the original soundtracks, just plug in your iPod with a playlist of all the THPS songs. PROBLEM SOLVED

Posted by wafflez

Hey guys we got something new for you.. these old games!  YEAH!

Posted by gakon

THPS4 is my favorite. Everyone always talks about 2 and 3 though; no love for 4 :(

Posted by TripMasterMunky

THPS2x is where it's at. This sounds interesting.

Posted by Chibi_Kaji

@FreakAche said:

@stalefishies said:

I hope it has the original soundtracks. It'll never happen, but a man can dream.

That would be amazing!

That's really the only song I need.

Posted by thebunnyhunter

@gakon: You are not alone...i love 4 the most as well

Posted by GreggD

@Jensonb said:

Clearly they plan on adding additional games' content through DLC. This is Activision we're talking about.

For once, I don't care. I've bought a lot of DLC, and that stuff would totally be worth paying for, in my mind.

Posted by Redbullet685

This better include the soundtracks form THPS 1+2.

Posted by Usagi

Correction: "The total lack of anything Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is kind of a bummer..."

Posted by Kubelwagen

2 is clearly the best THPS.

Okay, okay, so my computer at the time couldn't run 3 properly...

Posted by mosespippy

@MormonWarrior: That's not what I'm disappointed about. My missing copies will get replaced either way. It would just be nice if I was able to replace them with a HD version.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

This is exactly what I wanted the game to be, I'm not sure why some people wanted an HD collection with separate games.. Mixing them up into one big one is much better, in my opinion. Including 3 + 4 would have been nice too, but hey, they need room for a sequel/DLC.

Oh, and there's no chance of it having the original soundtracks.. but we have custom soundtracks these days, so what's the problem?

Posted by MJHAYLETT

I would have preferred Tony Hawk 1, 2, 3 and 4 in their entirety but well depending on the price I guess I am hopeful.

Edited by Skogen

I will only buy this if all the soundtracks are intact.

Posted by Terrents

@Skogen said:

I will only buy this if all the soundtracks are intact.

good point

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