..looks like we are getting a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game this year https://t.co/0F53TpJQ2G
— Nibel (@Nibellion) March 10, 2020
While there’s still no confirmation of a new Tony Hawk Pro Skater game, this is the latest off-hand mention of a Pro Skater game, which seems to be the only confirmation of the new game so far.
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Fans nostalgic for the bygone days of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater are clamoring over new rumors that the series could be making a comeback in some form or another. Multiple sources are reporting on some kind of return for the Pro Skater series, though it’s unclear at this point exactly what that will look like.
There are two different Pro Skater rumors making their rounds on the internet right now. The first is reports from well-known video game leakers about the existence of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remasters. The second is a quote about a supposed new Pro Skater game in the works.
Over the weekend, video game leaker Sabi reported that there are prototypes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 remasters currently making the rounds around Activision.It should be noted that Tony Hawk and Activision split up back in 2018 following the tepid release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
. Which makes any involvement from Tony Hawk in these supposed remasters questionable.
These reports prompted an interview from October with professional skateboarder Lizzie Armanto to resurface where she mentioned being featured in a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game. Speaking on The Nine Club podcast, Armanto talked about her appearance on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and then mentioning, “[Tony Hawk is] coming out with another one, and I’ll be in that too.”
These separate reports suggest that there are both Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remasters and sequels in the works for the series, but IGN has not received any confirmation after reaching out to Activision.There’s an interest in more Pro Skater games and skateboarding games in general. And Activision has seen massive success in remastering older games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro.
For more on the Pro Skater series, read IGN’s profile of Tony Hawk and Neversoft here.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him on Twitter.
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