Screenshots: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
Activision has confirmed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will be available for PC later in the summer. Currently, Pro Skater is set to be released via Xbox Live Arcade on July 18 as part of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade. Later in the month, or in early August, PSN and PC versions will become available. The release dates for those platforms will be released shortly.
The single-player campaign in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will combine new game modes along with some of the well known classics. Fans of Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground will be glad to see that Hawkman will be present here. With this game mode, players can fly around levels in order to collect a series of colored pellets before the time runs out.
A new mode to Pro Skater HD is Big Head Survival. In this new mode, players have a constantly growing head. The only way to stop the head growth is to perform tricks. You’d better work quick though because if your head gets too big it will explode! You also get to enjoy Free Skate and some never before seen PROjectives. Expect some harder objectives to be unlocked once you complete the original objectives, too.
If you choose to enter online play there are a variety of specific game modes that you can use. Trick Attack is the classic, two minute battle. The player that performs the best and gets the highest score will win. Another favorite, Graffiti mode will also return. This lets players have two minutes to tag as many objects as possible by performing tricks on them. A new game mode is Big Head Elimination. This hilarious game mode has players performing tricks to shrink their growing heads. You have to work fast because the goal is to keep your big head from exploding before your opponents. Free Skate is also available and will allow players to skate freely and practice tricks without attempting specific goals or time limits.
Also, to clear up some speculation: You can do manuals as part of trick combos in THPS HD. Given the fact that this game combines the best gameplay from THPS1 and THPS2, reverts will not work as part of trick combos in the initial launch of THPS HD as that mechanic was not introduced until THPS3. However, reverts will work in the post-release DLC for the THPS3 levels, as those levels were originally designed to accommodate this.