If you have been playing video games for some time, you probably remember the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series, one of the best skateboarding games series ever released. The franchise has unfortunately fallen into obscurity in recent times but it looks like it’s going to be making a glorious comeback soon.
Tony Hawk himself has confirmed a few hours ago that a new game of the series is indeed in development with a new video posted on his Instagram profile featuring skater Rob Wootton parodying the series’ unique character selection screen. Unfortunately not much more is said about the game but we will have more details soon.
While very welcome, the confirmation of a new Tony Hawk Pro Skater game isn’t exacty surprising. The existance of the game was accidentally revealed by Tony Hawk’s caterer Joe Youkhan not too long ago with a couple of photos that show the Tony Hawk 5 title on a screen. The photos have been promptly removed but damage had already been done at that point.
The first game of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series has been released on consoles back in 1999. The game developed by Neversoft has managed to become a huge success thanks to its unique gameplay experience which allowed players to perform and combine freely aerials, flips and grinds to score huge amount of points. The game’s Career Mode is also an excellent feature which gives players different objectives to complete in each of the game’s stages, ultimately increasing the game’s variety.
The original Tony Hawk Pro Skater has also received an HD remake back in 2012, featuring updated graphics and more. Unfortunately the game has received a mixed reception due to some design choices and an overall flawed execution of the concept, mostly related to the fact that the HD remake hasn’t been developed by Neversoft but by Robomodo, which approached development differently from the original creators of the series.