Tony Hawk is returning to the video game skateboard scene later this year with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, marking the first original Pro Skater game since 2002’s THPS4.
After a long stretch during which we were provided with a number of hints that a new Tony Hawk was in the works, publisher Activision outright confirmed that such a game was in development for 2015 last November. After Hawk described the game as a new Pro Skater later that month, we now finally have the first official details (and name), courtesy of Game Informer.
Developed by Robomodo, the studio responsible for Tony Hawk Ride, Shred, and Pro Skater HD, the game takes the style the Tony Hawk franchise was initially known for–hence the return to the Pro Skater name–and introduces some new wrinkles. These include power-ups and at least one mission-specific ability that allows you to shoot some kind of projectile.
You’ll be able to play through those missions either on your own or online, both competitively and cooperatively. Your character and progress can be moved back and forth between the online and offline portions of the game, with Game Informer describing the transition as “seamless.” Players will also be able to design skate parks that can be shared online.
Skaters from past games will return alongside newer members of the scene; Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Aaron Homoki, Ishod Wair, Riley Hawk (Tony Hawk’s son), Lizzie Armanto, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Leticia Bufoni, and Andrew Reynolds are all confirmed to be included.
Pro Skater 5 will be released on PS4 and Xbox One before the end of the year, with PS3 and Xbox 360versions coming at some point after that. More details are available in the June issue of Game Informer.
Check out the screenshots below: