Check out our side-by-side comparison of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’s Warehouse, 1999 versus 2020.
It’s been 21 years since the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and now the game is returning to modern consoles with the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remake. The first game received a demo ahead of release featuring the iconic opening Warehouse level, and now history has repeated itself, with the newly upgraded Warehouse being made available to customers who digitally pre-ordered the remake or scored a code from Chipotle.
As you’ll see in the video above, the map has received a full visual upgrade, while still staying largely the same as you’ll remember it, with the same ramps, gaps, and rails you could skate back in 1999. It was a great level design back then, and it remains great now.
While the game will features an updated trick-list that lets you pull off moves from the sequels, including reverts, spine transfers, and fancy flatland tricks, in the video above we’re playing with an in-game controller mod called “Classic THPS1”. This disables any moves added from THPS2 onwards, including the manual, and makes for an authentic recreation of the first game. Other mods are included in the demo, letting you turn off bails, enable perfect balance for grinds, manuals, and lip tricks, or have your Special meter constantly full.
The demo is a blast of nostalgia, and has us more excited to revisit the Birdman’s video game origins again. If you’ve pre-ordered, you’ll be able to play the demo yourself from 8 AM PT on August 14.