What you need to know
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 releases on the Nintendo Switch on June 25.
- The remakes, originally released in September 2020, were praised by fans and critics alike.
- Vicarious Visions, the developers behind the game, have since been merged with Blizzard Entertainment, and are working on the remake of Diablo 2.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 are both some of the best sports titles ever made, and the recent remakes, helmed by Vicarious Visions, earned top marks from critics and fans alike when they released late last year. The updated visuals and quality of life changes were applauded, while the insane combos, physics, and era-defining soundtrack remained firmly intact.
The epic collection includes all of the pro skaters found in the original game, along with the new pros who have risen the ranks in the last twenty years. Original game modes are still included, as well as Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes, and online play.
Despite critical and commercial success for their remakes, don't expect a new Tony Hawk any time soon. Since the release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the team at Vicarious Visions was merged with Blizzard Entertainment earlier this year and are now fully dedicated to developing and supporting existing Blizzard games and initiatives, such as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.
Earlier this year, we learned that Vicarious Visions is now the developer behind the remake of Diablo 2, set to release later this year. Unfortunately, that means we probably won't see a remake of Tony Hawk's other games, at least not anytime soon.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is sure to become one of the best sports games on the Nintendo Switch when it releases on June 25th.
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