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

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Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

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.

---

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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#2 Posted by HumanShield (5 posts) -

Why no revert?

#3 Edited by NMC2008 (1231 posts) -

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.

#4 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -

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

#5 Posted by Brendan (7687 posts) -

That last sentence requires a full investigation!

#6 Posted by TadThuggish (904 posts) -

Oh.

#7 Posted by Winternet (8005 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by Blackout62 (1328 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by mercutio123 (468 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by The_Nubster (2046 posts) -

@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.

#11 Posted by AnEternalEnigma (280 posts) -

Fuck DLC.

#12 Posted by SamitSarkar (20 posts) -

FOUNDRY, MOTHERFUCKERS

#13 Edited by gakon (1945 posts) -

@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.

#14 Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

@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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#15 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@Winternet

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

Correct answer
#16 Posted by NeoGamer (158 posts) -

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

Online
#17 Posted by DukesT3 (1891 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by ReddenBlack (120 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by plop1920 (448 posts) -

@Winternet: Don't leave, stay!

#20 Posted by Kubelwagen (33 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@Winternet

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

Correct answer

Tru dat.

#21 Posted by GreggD (4477 posts) -

I just want Skate Heaven from 2.

#22 Posted by Hammerjelly (221 posts) -

Canada and Cruise Ship please.

Also would like Spiderman unlockable from 2

#23 Posted by Xcessive (109 posts) -

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.

#24 Posted by nutta27 (197 posts) -

@Winternet said:

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

agreed

#25 Posted by EuanDewar (4757 posts) -

What's the haps with the craps?

#26 Posted by Lively (298 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by Nicked (246 posts) -

@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.

#28 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@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.

#29 Posted by UberExplodey (926 posts) -

whine whine DLC cry cry snarf snarf

#30 Posted by Vextroid (1358 posts) -
@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)
#31 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@GreggD said:

I just want Skate Heaven from 2.

#32 Posted by csl316 (8106 posts) -

Wooooooooo!!!

#33 Edited by jasondesante (601 posts) -

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.

#34 Posted by AlisterCat (5482 posts) -

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.

#35 Edited by coribald (310 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

@coribald: Nailed it.

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#37 Posted by captainanderson (258 posts) -

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.

#38 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

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!!!

#39 Posted by LoktarOgar (352 posts) -

@GreggD said:

I just want Skate Heaven from 2.

This. A thousand times this.

#40 Posted by AngeTheDude (644 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by csl316 (8106 posts) -

Wooooooooo!!!

#42 Edited by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -

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.

#43 Posted by Lando81 (36 posts) -

@MrKlorox: What an absolutely terrible idea.

#44 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -
@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.
#46 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by kidman (465 posts) -

@Winternet said:

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

You said it!

#48 Posted by psoplayer (237 posts) -

@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.

#49 Edited by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -
@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.
#50 Posted by toymachinesh (28 posts) -

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

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