Fans of Tony Hawk: Shred and Tony Hawk: Ride* will be excited to hear that developers Robomodo will be taking the reins for the HD revamp revealed at this year's VGAs.
"We're going back to the core of what made the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games so popular, while leveraging today's console power and online capabilities," said Tony Hawk** in a press release yesterday. "We've updated many elements to reflect today's skateboarding scene as well. Long-time fans of the series will appreciate the huge amount of polished content at a very low price."
A number of skating luminaries have been confirmed, including including Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Pastrana), Riley Hawk, and, of course, Hawk himself. Only Andrew Reynolds, aside from Hawk, appeared in the first game. frankly, we'd like to see Kareem and Bob and Elissa and Rune return as well, please.
"Tony is not only a legend in the skateboarding world, he's an American icon that has had a major impact on videogames. We couldn't be happier to be working with him again," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD just feels right – we're simply giving fans what they've been clamoring for."
Although not yet rated, Activision have said that the game will cost "around $15" and will only be available "on leading consoles' networks". Will that mean the Wii U? We'll have to wait and see.
*Just kidding, no-one liked those games.
**Not to be confused with the chap who hitch-hiked around Ireland with a fridge and popped up in Red Dwarf once or twice.