The remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has left nostalgia-seeking twenty and thirty-somethings in a dream state recently, but some of the promo Tony Hawk is doing with the game is next level. Literally.
To coincide with the recent release of Pro Skater 1 & 2 twenty years on from their release, complete with OG soundtracks, Hawk actually skated a re-creation of the classic warehouse level.
The game was released on Windows, PS4 and Xbox One last Friday, but you’ll want to take a break from one of the greatest games of the 90s to watch Tony Hawk skate around in this video.
“Remember this place?” Hawk says, before dropping in and replicating a whole stack of the moves you’ll remember from the game.
It’s not the first time he’s tried out levels from the game in real life either.
“Went to skate yesterday and was surprised to find my ramp turned into a real-life @TonyHawkTheGame challenge,” he said last weekend.
“Thanks to my staff for the thoughtful gift, and thanks to all of you that got the game this weekend. Hope you’re enjoying it as much as I enjoyed the development process.”
The new versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater bring back original levels, pro skaters, tricks, modes and songs from the iconic soundtrack, as well as new features such as online mulitplayer.
Hawk spoke with The Brag earlier in 2020, and said he had no idea how popular the original games would become.
“I would say that I didn’t get a sense of [its popularity] until our fourth game was released [in 2002],” he explained.
“When our fourth game was released, the last three games were still in the top ten of sales.
“That, to me, was a huge mark of success. We were just killing it on every front, and that’s when I realised that it was something that was going to last for a very long time.”
Aussie band The Avalanches recently announced they were making an x-ray vinyl using a real scan of Tony Hawk’s broken wrist.