It’s been a while since the Tony Hawk series has had a real game in the series. Sure, there was Ride, Shred, Pro Skater HD and Shred Session, but those weren’t exactly what fans were looking for. Pro Skater HD was a step in the right direction, but was plagued by a lot of problems. The PC version launched without online multiplayer, and despite numerous cries to see it added — it never materialized.
Still, it wasn’t a bad game by any measure. It might have been a remake, and yeah, some songs from the original games were missing, but it was much better than the previous attempts at games in the series using peripherals. Now Game Informer has made the announcement that a new Tony Hawk game is on the way from Robomodo, and it’s going to be a full release. The new game is called Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, and yes, that means they’re bringing the classic gameplay back. Hooray!
According to the article making the announcement, the game will feature all new levels with a healthy dose of objectives and missions that you can complete by yourself or with friends and will include both cooperative and competitive play. It’ll also feature a handful of professional skaters, just like the original games. Tony Hawk will be there, of course, but other names include Nyjah Huston, Aaron Homoki, Riley Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Leticia Bufoni, and Andrew Reynolds. That’s quite the cast!
As you can imagine, I’m pretty excited. For my first post here at BentoByte last year, I wrote a list featuring ten of my favorite songs from the series. I have a long history with the series stretching all the way back to the first game, and the games have influenced my musical taste greatly over the years. For now, the details remain scarce, but I certainly hope that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will feature a return to the fantastic music as well. It’d be great if Robomodo could pull off some soundtrack magic and bring new music to new audiences like the franchise is known for.
More details will be available in the June issue of Game Informer which hits newsstands later this month, but the game is scheduled for release later this year. In the meantime, you can check out all of the details over at Game Informer’s website. I can’t wait to pick up the magazine, and of course I’ll be picking up the game.Tweet