While there were other Tony Hawk video games since then, it has been well over a decade since Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 was released in 2002 on PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Gamecube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PC and Mac platforms. For those who are new to the video game world – several of those listed consoles are at least two or three console generations behind where we are now.
Headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming systems later this year, Robomodo, Disruptive Games and Activision have confirmed the existence of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5. As I am not personally familiar with this franchise, this is what the companies had to say about their upcoming release:
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 rekindles the signature style of classic Pro Skater games in a brand-new set of levels with the same infamous focus on daring objectives, fine-tuned controls and high-score tricks – including manuals and reverts – for endless shredding. New items like power-ups and projectiles change up the core skating experience in a variety of fresh and entertaining ways. Tear up the pavement as one of today’s top pros, including Tony Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Riley Hawk, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ishod Wair, Leticia Bufoni, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Andrew Reynolds, and Lizzie Armanto – or customise your own character.
Online multiplayer is where Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 truly takes off, letting players drop in and out of online skate sessions with friends and challengers from around the world for the first time. Complete missions, unlock new content and level up online or offline, or go head-to-head on the fly against all takers in competitive matches. Players can also build their own imaginative skateparks to share with the community.
Tony “The Birdman” Hawk | Professional Skateboarder
Skateboarding has always been about the freedom of ripping with your friends, and creating a game that captures that feeling has been a vision of mine since the Pro Skater series began over 15 years ago. I’m beyond excited to see that dream finally come true with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, which takes the old-school attitude of the original games online in a big way.