Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Set to Return This Year on PlayStation and Xbox Consoles

TonyHawksProSkater5_005

It appears that 2015 is going to be the year of old, milked-dry cash cows coming back from the dead. Comeback tours have already been announced for Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Now it’s The Birdman’s turn to retake the stage.

Robomodo, developer behind the excellent Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD remake from a few years ago, is back on the grind, teaming with Activision and Disruptive Games to bring Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One later this year.

THPS5 is aiming to bring back the “old-school attitude” and “timeless, combo-driven energy and tightly designed levels” of the original Pro Skater games– the last of which came out way back in 2002–while embracing the social connectivity of modern times by featuring drop-in/drop-out online multiplayer as well as a toolset to build and share custom skate parks with the community.

In addition to a custom skater creator and Tony Hawk himself, the game will include playable pro skaters like Nyjah Huston, Riley Hawk, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ishod Wair, Leticia Bufoni, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Andrew Reynolds, and Lizzie Armanto.

The only red flag that pops up while reading the press release is this line: “New items like power-ups and projectiles change up the core skating experience in a variety of fresh and entertaining ways.” Seriously? Power-ups and projectiles? What is this, Tony Hawk’s Pro Karting? Please keep the focus on skating and tricking, Robomodo.

TonyHawksProSkater5_001

TonyHawksProSkater5_002

TonyHawksProSkater5_003

TonyHawksProSkater5_004

TonyHawksProSkater5_006

About the Author

Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of VGBlogger.com. He is responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the site, editing all staff content before it is published, and contributing regular news, reviews, previews and other articles. Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com. After a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez, Matt assumed full ownership over VGBlogger, and to this day he is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary!