After its (not so) surprise announcement last month, we now have an official date for when to expect the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Warehouse demo.
Activision has today confirmed that the Warehouse demo for the upcoming HD remaster will be available to download and play from August 14th ahead of the game’s full release.
In order to get your eager hands on the Warehouse demo and sample Tony Hawk’s Skater 1 and 2 for yourself, you’ll need to pre-order the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC (via the Epic Games Store). Once your purchase has been confirmed you will be eligible to download the demo when it goes live.
Those who played the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater way back in 1999 will remember Warehouse as the opening level to the popular Activision title. It served as a training ground for newcomer skaters and therefore makes the perfect choice for the upcoming demo.
Alongside the fresh demo details, Activision revealed eight of the playable skaters who will appear in the remaster. These include Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk and Tyshawn Jones.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 4th. The remaster is being developed by Vicarious Visions and should not be confused with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD which came out on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2012.
That remaster was decent, recreating the original levels in Unreal Engine 3, but it was a step on the path to the truly awful THPS5.
However, this newest attempt to revive the much loved franchise is definitely in capable hands. Vicarious Visions is the developer behind 2017’s superb Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and from what we’ve seen of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 it looks to be doing a whole lot more than giving those two Activision favourites a quick spit and shine.
Update: Um. There was a typo…
Source: Press Release