Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD was developed by Robomodo and published by Activision. It was released on July 18, 2012 for 1200 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.
The Tony Hawk games–everyone’s played at least one, and most have people have 1-2 favorites from the series. Their success paved the way for extreme sports games like the SSX and Skate series, and their soundtracks helped to bring the slightly obscure Punk Rock genre into the mainstream. Over the years the games have continued to try to expand and build on each preceding title. Pro Skater 2 brought the create-a-skater feature, Pro Skater 3 brought Tony and company to a new generation of consoles. Underground brought off-the-board gameplay and a story. Ride attempted to bring players even closer to skating realism with a skateboard controller. For better or worse, each new feature attempted to keep the series fresh and enjoyable.
But Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is a trip back to the series’ roots. It puts a controller back in players’ hands. It strips out the story mode. You can’t get off the board. It’s just vanilla Pro Skater, and while some may prefer more flavorful ice cream, vanilla is the perfect flavor for Tony’s games.
One of the most anticipated XBLA of the titles of the summer – and the official kick-off to Microsoft’s annual Summer of Arcade – hits this week in Activision and Robomodo‘s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, a hi-def rerelease featuring classic levels from the long-running skate series’ earliest entries. With that in mind, there’s little surprise Activision have released a launch trailer that highlights the game’s classic feel.
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It’s no secret we’ve been big supporters of Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD. In fact, it hit our XBLA’s Most Wanted well before it was announced. We awarded Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD in our Best of E3 highlighting the nostalgic feelings that made us wish we were back in school playing with a bunch of friends. But the game has more going for it than just fond memories, Robomodo has taken the pieces that fans loved from the original two games and rebuilt them from the ground up in a way that shreds even our most nostalgic expectations. The game looks and plays better than we remembered.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD has recently been announced to be one of this year’s Summer of Arcade games, and is currently playable on the E3 showfloor. Footage has emerged of the show’s demo, and even though it’s a cam we can see how true the game sticks to its gameplay roots. These short videos show some neat tricks, long grinds, big air, and a poor player who messes up simple jumps and balancing acts. Look forward to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD when it releases this summer, possibly July 11.
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