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Tony Hawk HD Getting Tony Hawk 3 Levels After All [UPDATED x2]

Granted, they're coming as post release DLC, but hey, it's something!

UPDATE 2: Activision's Dan Amrich clued me in to his latest One of Swords podcast, where he talks to Robomodo president Josh Tsui about numerous Tony Hawk HD things, including revert. Though Tsui stops short of outright guaranteeing the inclusion of revert, he says that they want to "stay true to the mechanics" of the original game, implying that the THPS3 levels may very well feature revert as a mechanic. You can hear the interview here. (Skip to the 42:00 mark if you just want to hear about revert.)

UPDATE: So everything I'd read about Tony Hawk HD had previously said reverts weren't a part of the gameplay, and I'd originally mentioned that at the end of this story. However, I'm getting conflicting information from people about reverts possibly being included, but not counting toward scoring. Since I now have no idea one way or the other and am waiting for confirmation, I removed that portion of the story so as not to mislead anyone, regardless of accuracy.

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Soon to be in HD, mayhaps?

After everyone got done celebrating the announcement of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, Activision and Robomodo's HD update of Tony Hawk's Pro Skaters 1 and 2, attention was turned to the question of why, exactly, only levels from those two games would be included. While Robomodo has been cherry picking levels from those two games based on fan feedback, Tony Hawk 3, AKA one of the highest reviewed games in the history of ever, wasn't even on the ballot box.

Activision answered that question today by announcing that Tony Hawk HD will get Tony Hawk 3 levels after all... as DLC. Initially, DLC wasn't even something that had been announced for the game, but now it appears that following the game's launch, a selection of levels from Tony Hawk 3 will get the HD treatment.

Which levels? Nobody knows! Robomodo hasn't made any decisions on that front yet, and won't until they've surveyed fan feedback once again. The company put up a thread on the game's Facebook page--don't worry, you don't have to "like" anything--where fans can post their suggestions for the levels they'd like to see included. I have two words for Robomodo that actually should be one word: Air. Port.

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Posted by Alex

UPDATE 2: Activision's Dan Amrich clued me in to his latest One of Swords podcast, where he talks to Robomodo president Josh Tsui about numerous Tony Hawk HD things, including revert. Though Tsui stops short of outright guaranteeing the inclusion of revert, he says that they want to "stay true to the mechanics" of the original game, implying that the THPS3 levels may very well feature revert as a mechanic. You can hear the interview here. (Skip to the 42:00 mark if you just want to hear about revert.)

UPDATE: So everything I'd read about Tony Hawk HD had previously said reverts weren't a part of the gameplay, and I'd originally mentioned that at the end of this story. However, I'm getting conflicting information from people about reverts possibly being included, but not counting toward scoring. Since I now have no idea one way or the other and am waiting for confirmation, I removed that portion of the story so as not to mislead anyone, regardless of accuracy.

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Soon to be in HD, mayhaps?

After everyone got done celebrating the announcement of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, Activision and Robomodo's HD update of Tony Hawk's Pro Skaters 1 and 2, attention was turned to the question of why, exactly, only levels from those two games would be included. While Robomodo has been cherry picking levels from those two games based on fan feedback, Tony Hawk 3, AKA one of the highest reviewed games in the history of ever, wasn't even on the ballot box.

Activision answered that question today by announcing that Tony Hawk HD will get Tony Hawk 3 levels after all... as DLC. Initially, DLC wasn't even something that had been announced for the game, but now it appears that following the game's launch, a selection of levels from Tony Hawk 3 will get the HD treatment.

Which levels? Nobody knows! Robomodo hasn't made any decisions on that front yet, and won't until they've surveyed fan feedback once again. The company put up a thread on the game's Facebook page--don't worry, you don't have to "like" anything--where fans can post their suggestions for the levels they'd like to see included. I have two words for Robomodo that actually should be one word: Air. Port.

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Posted by HumanShield

Why no revert?

Edited by NMC2008

It is something!!! Damn............ really? Sorry first post questers. :(

2nd edit: Oh, I guess I wasn't 1st. ok.

ANYWAY! I am looking forward to this game, last TH game I played was Project 8 and I thought it was terrible.

Posted by FreakAche

My Tony Hawk knowledge ends after the Dreamcast version of THPS1.

Posted by Brendan

That last sentence requires a full investigation!

Posted by TadThuggish

Oh.

Posted by Winternet

Pro Skater 2 is better than Pro Skater 3. I'm out!

Posted by Blackout62

Wait why does it even need a revert? What if you could just manual after you land and keep the combo going?

Posted by mercutio123

I thought they said the revert was in the game but would have no effect on combos?

Posted by The_Nubster

@mercutio123 said:

I thought they said the revert was in the game but would have no effect on combos?

I feel like this exact conversation regarding the inclusion of reverts was had on the Bombcast a few times. I don't think anyone is 100% on whether or not they'll be in there at all, and if they are, how it will affect combos.

Posted by AnEternalEnigma

Fuck DLC.

Posted by SamitSarkar

FOUNDRY, MOTHERFUCKERS

Edited by gakon

@Blackout62 said:

Wait why does it even need a revert? What if you could just manual after you land and keep the combo going?

That's not possible coming down a ramp, although that may not have been what you were asking.

I'm guessing the point of keeping out the revert is to cut out on the insanity of combos. I really like the revert and trick modifiers and all the stuff they added up to THPS4. I played a ton of 3 and 4 years ago, but playing some of the original game with my friends recently, I came to appreciate the challenge of making a good combo when you can't just manual around the map to keep getting points. The developers probably prefer that gameplay, which I can understand.

But 4 is still my favorite, and I think I'm in the minority.

Posted by Alex

@The_Nubster:

I'm getting conflicting information on this subject so I went ahead and made an update that removed that portion of the story and explained the confusion. Don't want to make declarative statements I can no longer guarantee to be accurate.

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Posted by Sackmanjones
@Winternet

Pro Skater 2 is better than Pro Skater 3. I'm out!

Correct answer
Posted by NeoGamer

Now they have a clear road for a solo HD version of the best Tony Hawk ever. THPS4.

Posted by DukesT3

Oh shit this is still a thing. Totally forgot about it... :/

Posted by ReddenBlack

F the airport Patrick, I want a Hi-Res Tokyo level. All the holograms and neon would look so cool updated!!

Posted by plop1920

@Winternet: Don't leave, stay!

Posted by Kubelwagen

@Sackmanjones said:

@Winternet

Pro Skater 2 is better than Pro Skater 3. I'm out!

Correct answer

Tru dat.

Posted by GreggD

I just want Skate Heaven from 2.

Posted by Hammerjelly

Canada and Cruise Ship please.

Also would like Spiderman unlockable from 2

Posted by Xcessive

What's wrong with the revert? IMO American wasteland had the best feeling physics and most fluid trick system (with the exception of sticker slaps, FUCK STICKER SLAPS). That was the last great TH game.

Posted by nutta27

@Winternet said:

Pro Skater 2 is better than Pro Skater 3. I'm out!

agreed

Posted by EuanDewar

What's the haps with the craps?

Posted by Lively

I'll be happy if they can get at least SOME of the original soundtrack.

Posted by Nicked

@gakon said:

But 4 is still my favorite, and I think I'm in the minority.

4 was my favorite also! :D Spine transfers! You could do a lot more with the maps.

Posted by Napalm

@Nicked said:

@gakon said:

But 4 is still my favorite, and I think I'm in the minority.

4 was my favorite also! :D Spine transfers! You could do a lot more with the maps.

Wasn't it in 4 when they finally allowed you to hit a button twice to do a more complicated move? Like, you could do a kickflip by hitting X, but if you hit X twice in a row, you'd do a double kickflip? That was by far my favorite addition to the mechanics.

Posted by UberExplodey

whine whine DLC cry cry snarf snarf

Posted by Vextroid
@Napalm

@Nicked said:

@gakon said:

But 4 is still my favorite, and I think I'm in the minority.

4 was my favorite also! :D Spine transfers! You could do a lot more with the maps.

Wasn't it in 4 when they finally allowed you to hit a button twice to do a more complicated move? Like, you could do a kickflip by hitting X, but if you hit X twice in a row, you'd do a double kickflip? That was by far my favorite addition to the mechanics.

3 had that.

Also this is pretty cool. I'd totally buy 3 based levels as DLC ( provided the base game is good)
Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

@GreggD said:

I just want Skate Heaven from 2.

Posted by csl316

Wooooooooo!!!

Edited by jasondesante

THAW

you could do bank drops. thaw had the most elaborate and developed controls. project 8 was the first game they started to get rid of features and change the gameplay. THAW is forever the best tony hawk.

Posted by AlisterCat

I need this game, but at this point reverts are such a solid part of my combo strategy. I love the Canada level from THPS3.

Edited by coribald

Don't you mean [UPDATED Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x]?

Posted by Alex

@coribald: Nailed it.

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Posted by captainanderson

THPS2 was always my favorite, followed by THPS4 and THUG. I never really got into the third game for whatever reason, even though many people swear by it.

Posted by BPRJCTX

Hey, if you got 3, why not 4, i loved 4, still my favourite...

And while you're at it, bring reverts back.

I want my huge freaking combos!!!

Posted by LoktarOgar

@GreggD said:

I just want Skate Heaven from 2.

This. A thousand times this.

Posted by AngeTheDude

@Blackout62: You ever tried to manual while in a halfpipe, son?

Posted by csl316

Wooooooooo!!!

Edited by MrKlorox

I used to love the hell out of THPS, but I really doubt I'll be into this at all. I'd rather play a HD-ified version of Thrasher: Skate and Destroy after all this time.

Posted by Lando81

@MrKlorox: What an absolutely terrible idea.

Posted by blueinferno

Airport....Canada...Foundry.....can't remember the names of others I would want to see in there.

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Posted by MrKlorox
@Lando81 said:

@MrKlorox: What an absolutely terrible idea.

Yes, bringing the button mashy THPS games out after all this time is indeed a god fucking awful idea. But that's Activision for you.
Posted by RoyCampbell

Would it really hurt to add Tony Hawk 3 levels just because? Would it really?
 
oh fuck I forgot it's Activision

Posted by kidman

@Winternet said:

Pro Skater 2 is better than Pro Skater 3. I'm out!

You said it!

Posted by psoplayer

@MrKlorox said:

Yes, bringing the button mashy THPS games out after all this time is indeed a god fucking awful idea. But that's Activision for you.

You're sadly misrepresenting the THPS franchise by calling it "button mashy". When I play Street Fighter or DMC it's a fairly "button mashy" experience, but I know there's a lot more depth to those games that I just haven't taken the time to tap into.

Edited by MrKlorox
@psoplayer said:

You're sadly misrepresenting the THPS franchise by calling it "button mashy". When I play Street Fighter or DMC it's a fairly "button mashy" experience, but I know there's a lot more depth to those games that I just haven't taken the time to tap into.
Once you get your timing down, you can pull off three million point combos in THPS3 without even thinking about it. Sure it takes a short sequence of inputs to do a thing, as opposed to hitting a single button, but it's still a game you can spam functions at and succeed very well.
Posted by toymachinesh

@MrKlorox: Wow I did not expect anyone to mention TS&D what an amazing skateboarding game!

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