In a video exclusive to Mashable, Hawk talks about why he decided to release Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD — an remastering of seven classic levels — this year. He says he thinks the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 opened the door for skateboarding in video games, and introduced lots of gamers to skating.
It's rare that the name behind a game is this invested into the franchise. Hawk speaks with a reverent nostalgia that makes me want to stop writing this post, re-buy an N64 on Ebay, and get fired from BroBible for not showing up for a week straight.
From the looks of the new version, we've got Downhill Jam, School Miami, and the Woodland Hills Warehouse. This video even stays true to the series' original ethos by opening with Goldfinger's “Superman”–the first song featured on the original “Tony Hawk: Pro Skater” soundtrack.
Say what-up to Bob Burnquist and Geoff Rowley, and get ready for some darkslides, mctwists, and rocket airs. HUGE ups to Mashable for putting this together. Bravo.