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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Release Date: Sept. 4, 2020

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'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2' (ALL) Warehouse Demo Available Later This Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2020 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT

The original birdman Tony Hawk is returning with remastered versions of the first two badass games in the Tony Hawk franchise -- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.

The videogame that transformed the skateboarding world is back!

To provide players with breathtaking gameplay experiences, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will blend all the original levels, pro-skaters, old-school tricks and more that gamers remember from the ‘90s and ‘2000s with new, beautifully recreated levels. This faithful remaster will also include blockbuster songs from the original franchise.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will also include fan-favorite features from games across the entire original franchise, including revert, lip tricks, wall plant and original multiplayer game modes, both online and for local couch play. And yes, Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes are back! New to Create-A-Park this time around is a robust editor enabling new ways of customization. Players will be able to share parks online with friends and outfit skaters with customization options. Additionally, fans can select their favorite skaters from the complete roster of original pro talent, including Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, Elissa Steamer, Chad Muska, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, Rune Glifberg, Kareem Campbell, Jamie Thomas and Bob Burnquist. New features to the remaster include even more goals than before, added challenges to amp up gameplay and more.

On Friday August 14 at 8 a.m. PDT – or your regional equivalent time – the gates of the Warehouse demo will be swung open for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 digital pre-order skaters across the globe to shred until the full release on September 4th.

In this pre-release experience carved out from the full game, you get to skate as Tony Hawk in the level that started it all for the franchise; the Warehouse, straight out of the original Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™.

For this demo, you’ll be taking part in a classic, no-frills Single Session. You have two minutes – unless you go into Overtime by keeping a combo going past the time limit – to rack up as much score as you can as you explore the Warehouse.

Want to try again? Just hit the Retry button. There is no limit to how many sessions you take.

Following each Single Session, you’ll see a breakdown of your final score, longest combo, and more individual stats based on how you skated within that session.

During this demo, you’ll have a small sampling of the full Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 soundtrack to listen to. Here’s the four songs available in the demo’s playlist, to which you can choose which songs – if any – you want to listen to through the Audio Settings menu:

  • Billy Talent – Afraid of Heights
  • Goldfinger – Superman
  • Rage Against the Machine – Guerilla Radio
  • Tyrone Briggs – Lose Control

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 (and this demo) doesn’t just include tricks from the original two games; Vicarious Visions is bringing in more moves from sequels within this storied franchise that you can use.

Here are all the notable tricks you can do in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

  • Manual – While a skater has their board on solid ground, rapidly flicking the commands for up, then down (forward and back) will make them lean on the board’s back truck so that only two wheels are touching the ground. This stance must be balanced by using the same commands, or else the board’s front wheels will hit the ground and end the Manual, or the skater will fall back and bail.
  • Nose Manual – Similar to a Manual, except it is done by rapidly flicking the commands for down, then up, for the two front wheels of the board to be only touching the ground.
  • Flatland Tricks – While performing a Manual or Nose Manual, pressing buttons mapped to grind, flip, and grab commands will let the skater perform tricks such as a Casper, Pogo.
  • Revert– "The Revert became one of the great staples of the franchise, we knew from day 1 that we wanted to include them." says Leo Zuniga Lead Designer at Vicarious Visions, and you can be sure that the Revert is included in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and this demo. As a skater is landing a trick on a vert surface, e.g. a half-pipe or bowl, pressing either (or both) buttons mapped to switching stances will allow the player to pivot the board 180 degrees, adding to their current combo and potentially extending it with a Manual or Nose Manual.
  • Spine Transfer – If there is another vert surface opposite a skater’s current vert surface, e.g. two bowls or half-pipes next to each other, pressing the same Revert command while in mid-air will allow them to seamlessly “transfer” from surface to surface, which directly adds to their current combo and potentially could be key to finding extra points via Gaps.
  • Acid Drop – If a skater Ollies, No Complies, Boneless, Nollies, or Fakie Ollies over a vert surface and presses the command used to Revert, they will land in the transition, allowing them to gain serious momentum and could let them start or continue a combo with a Revert into a Manual or Nose Manual.
  • Wall Ride – Veteran skaters already know this but it’s worth repeating: If a skater jumps alongside a vertical surface – e.g. a wall – and presses the button normally used to Grind, they will have their board skid along the wall while they ride it, allowing them to gain points and start or continue a combo.
  • Wall Plant – If a skater jumps directly into a vertical surface and presses the command used to perform a Boneless move, they will come off their skateboard and use their feet to leap off the surface with serious momentum in the other direction as they return onto the board, rather than slam themselves into the surface face first.
  • Trick Transitions – A skater can transition between tricks by double tapping either the grind, grab or flip buttons while doing pretty much any trick, especially grinds.

Along with other customizable features within this demo, such as in the Settings,you’ll be able to fully customize and re-map Tony Hawk’s trick list.

In other words, Tony will be ready to ride with The 900, Kickflip McTwist, and 5-0 Overturn Grind. However, there are two other Special Trick spots that are open.

Want Tony to hit a Rowley Darkslide, as made famous by street skating icon Geoff Rowley? What about Tony trying some insane tricks from new skaters, such as Aori Nishimura’s Hardflip Backside Nose Pick? All those, and many, MANY more, are available to select in those open slots, or as a replacement to Tony’s original Specials.

Special Tricks aren’t the only fully customizable ones; Grab, Flip, and Lip Tricks are also customizable and re-mappable. So, if you want to swap out Tony’s Grab Tricks, so that he pulls off a Cannonball instead of an Indy, it’s possible.

You may also notice a few newly named tricks: Weddle Grab, Weddle Backflip, and Reacharound Invert. These tricks were created by Chris Weddle, a skater with hearing loss, who pioneered all three tricks. With the launch of the remaster, Vicarious Visions was happy to celebrate Chris' legacy with the renames and hope fans enjoy these tricks, and dozens upon dozens more, in this demo and in the full game.

First, for those who pre-ordered the game digitally on the platform of your choice, the demo is available on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One and on PC via Epic. Now download using the following plan:

PS4 and PS4 Pro

You can preload the Warehouse Demo starting on August 12th at 8 a.m. PDT. Once you have pre-ordered, go to your Library where you will see the Demo available to start downloading. Once downloaded, your demo will be unlocked to play starting at 8 a.m. PDT on August 14th.

If you pre-order after the demo launches on August 14th at 8 a.m. PDT you will be prompted to download the demo in the checkout flow.

Xbox One consoles

You can preload the Warehouse Demo starting on August 12th at 8am PDT. Once you have pre-ordered the game, search the Microsoft Store for the ‘Warehouse Demo’ and you will find the Demo’s product page. Select ‘Get’ to initiate your download. Once downloaded, the Demo will be unlocked to play starting at 8 a.m. PDT on August 14th.

If you pre-order after the demo launches on August 14th at 8 a.m. PDT you will be able to download and play it immediately. Follow the steps above to access and play the demo.


PC players who pre-purchase on the Epic Games Store can download the demo as soon as it launches on August 14th, starting at 8 a.m. PDT. Once you have pre-purchased, you will see a new library tile under the Epic Launcher library. Click to download and you will be able to access and play the demo.

For more information, head over to Activision Support’s FAQ on download instructions and other common questions regarding this demo.

Those who digitally pre-order Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PS4, Xbox One or PC will receive access to the Warehouse Demo ahead of the game’s official launch. The demo will be available to download at a later date.

A digital deluxe version that includes unique content and in-game gear will be available for the suggested retail price in the U.S. of $49.99. For the ultimate fan, a collector’s edition will be available for the suggested retail price of $99.99 in the U.S., complete with the digital deluxe content and a limited-run Birdhouse deck.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will return remastered in one awesome package for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Epic Game Store) on September 4, 2020 for $39.99.

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