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

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Posted by Alex (1980 posts) -
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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#1 Posted by Alex (1980 posts) -
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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#2 Edited by csl316 (8191 posts) -

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.

#3 Edited by PredatorPT (20 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -

Thank god

#5 Posted by stalefishies (330 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

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?

#7 Posted by Hardtarget (238 posts) -

ehhhh we'll see I guess

#8 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by FreakAche (2950 posts) -

@stalefishies said:

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

That would be amazing!

#10 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2089 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by ez123 (1946 posts) -

Hey, ho, let's go!

:)

#12 Posted by SgtSphynx (1274 posts) -

@FreakAche: Brings back so many memories.

#13 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1862 posts) -
@RhombusOfTerror

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

Oh God, I hope not...
#14 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1179 posts) -

I'm cautiously excited.

#15 Edited by RuthLoose (784 posts) -

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 THPS2X is obsolete.

#16 Posted by Animasta (14651 posts) -

fuck that it doesn't have THPS4

#17 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

@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.

#19 Posted by onimonkii (2430 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by sirdesmond (1234 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by mosespippy (4051 posts) -

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!

#22 Posted by Jensonb (1722 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by AlmostSwedish (549 posts) -

@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.

#24 Posted by SgtSphynx (1274 posts) -

@Jensonb: True, true.

#25 Posted by darkvare (760 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by artofwar420 (6262 posts) -

Marijuana.

#28 Posted by Ben_H (3319 posts) -

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.

#29 Posted by lolwot (254 posts) -

I only want THPS3, lol.

#30 Posted by MormonWarrior (2545 posts) -

@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.

#31 Posted by ThePickle (4155 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by MormonWarrior (2545 posts) -

@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.

#33 Posted by WilliamHenry (1201 posts) -

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.

#34 Posted by ShaggE (6349 posts) -

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".

#35 Posted by MrOldboy (868 posts) -

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.

#36 Posted by LameImpala (64 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by wafflez (523 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by gakon (1945 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2402 posts) -

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

#40 Posted by Chibi_Kaji (170 posts) -

@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.

#41 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1358 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by GreggD (4482 posts) -

@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.

#43 Posted by Redbullet685 (6029 posts) -

This better include the soundtracks form THPS 1+2.

#44 Posted by Usagi (317 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by Kubelwagen (33 posts) -

2 is clearly the best THPS.

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

#46 Posted by mosespippy (4051 posts) -

@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.

#47 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

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?

#48 Posted by MJHAYLETT (437 posts) -

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.

#49 Edited by Skogen (430 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by Terrents (292 posts) -

@Skogen said:

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

good point

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