Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Officially Revealed (Updated)
Activision has released some official, new screenshots of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 and a quote from the legendary skater himself.
“Skateboarding has always been about the freedom of ripping with your friends, and creating a game that captures that feeling has been a vision of mine since the Pro Skater series began over 15 years ago,” said Tony Hawk. “I’m beyond excited to see that dream finally come true with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, which takes the old-school attitude of the original games online in a big way.”
For the first time in 13 years, we'll finally have a new, official entry of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series.
Activision has confirmed with Game Informer that Robomodo is working on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Set for a current-gen and last-gen launch, Pro Skater 5 marks the first time in a long while where we've been excited to play a Tony Hawk game. We're glad to see Mr. 900's skateboarding franchise aim back towards its glory days, as the most recent Tony Hawk titles have been really underwhelming. We're a little bit concerned at having Robomodo at the helm again, considering they created the abysmal Tony Hawk: Ride and Tony Hawk: Shred, which both utilized that skateboard peripheral we hated with a passion.
Robomodo also developed Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD back in 2012, which was met with a lukewarm reception from fans and critics alike. We're really hoping there won't be any peripherals to worry about, and that the series returns to its over-the-top (but really solid) gameplay, which many felt were lacking in the past three or four Tony Hawk titles.
Obviously, the legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk is on the roster. Other pro skaters in the game include Aaaron Homoki, Nyjah Huston, Ishod War, Riley Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, Leticia Bufoni, David Gonzalez, Chris Cole and Andrew Reynolds. The game's online flow is said to be seamless, which we are certainly hoping for and user-created skate parks will be able to be shared online for all to enjoy.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is expected to debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year with a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 launch shortly thereafter.