After teasing the announcement yesterday, Activision has today announced that the popular skateboarding video game collection Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 will officially release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will launch on March 26th while the Nintendo Switch version has a much broader release window of "2021" instead. Pre-orders are live here on Amazon now.
The next-gen version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 includes a bunch of upgrades, including the ability to play the video game at 120 FPS/1080p and native 4K at 60 FPS. According to the announcement, the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will also include "high-fidelity atmospherics" with sharper dynamic shadows, reflections, lens flares, and enhanced textures for skaters.
Get ready to drop in and take #THPS 1+2 to the next level on New Platforms 🛹 🙌 Coming to PS5™, Xbox Series X|S - March 26 and on Nintendo Switch™ - Coming 2021. AVAILABLE NOW on PS4™, Xbox One, and PC. pic.twitter.com/NUVbECnx1e— Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 (@TonyHawkTheGame) February 23, 2021
Notably, players that have already purchased the digital deluxe version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be granted a next-gen upgrade at no cost (outside of Japan) on March 26th, while anyone that owns the standard digital versions will be able to buy the Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle for $10. The upgrade grants access to the skater Ripper, gear for Create-A-Skater, and retro skins for Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, and Rodney Mullen.
As noted above, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 is set to release for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 26th. It is also set to release for the Nintendo Switch this year. Theremastered bundle of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater franchise right here.
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