Making good on his clever T800 impression, superstar skateboarder Tony Hawk is set to return to the world of video games later this year with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. As per the name it will be a throwback to the classic skating hootenanny (skater slang for "fun times") of the original Tony Hawk games. And not the peripheral heavy, critically panned, later games in the series.
An early look at the new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 at Game Informer clearly shows a game going back to its roots. Albeit one where:
The game weds the series' finely tuned gameplay with new additions such as power-ups and the ability to shoot projectiles for specific missions.
Busting flips and caps? Sign me up. Or down, or whichever way a cool sk8ter b0i would phrase that.
Speaking of Avril, much like with the original games this new Pro Skater will also feature the current crop of who's who in the skate world. Superstar nosesliders like Nyjah Huston, Aaron Homoki, Ishod Wair, Gareth Woodchipper, Francis Violinstrings, and Petunia Jellobutt.
Household names that you're no doubt familiar with. Except for the last three of course. Those were made up. So, well spotted there fellow grinders! Just weeding out the posers you see. Straight up looking forward to carving up some skate with you, and all the other true skaters, later this year. Word.