A couple days back, Tony Hawk took to Twitter to tease an upcoming project, saying that he’d make the announcement today which, as it happens, is the day of the 2011 Spike VGAs.
As promised, Tony Hawk got on stage tonight to announce that a not-so-new Tony Hawk game is in the works – an HD remake of the original that started it all, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.
The debut trailer didn’t give us anything to go by, other than the fact that the game looks much prettier than it did 12 years ago, but Joystiq managed to catch up with Tony Hawk on the VGA red carpet to squeeze a few more details out of him.
Hawk described Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD to Joystiq as a digital package that will take “select” titles from the first two games and give them a fresh coat of HD paint. Other than that, all we know is that it’s set to release by summer of next year.
I wouldn’t mind playing a HD remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, but I have to admit that I’m more relieved that this isn’t another abomination like Tony Hawk: Ride. Just about anything would be better than that.
To see the brief trailer that Tony Hawk showed off during the 2011 Spike VGAs, see below.