Switch owners that have been dying to get their hands on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be happy to learn that the Birdman is grinding his way over to Nintendo’s console on June 25, 2021. Activision confirmed the news this morning with a Tweet from the official Nintendo Twitter account.
Interestingly, there are no specifics on the technical details of this port. While I would assume it won’t be running at a full 1080p due to the Switch’s limited power, I’m very curious with Activision was able to hit 60 FPS here. The PS4/Xbox One versions were absolutely stellar thanks in part to how smooth they ran. Dropping the framerate in half will feel like a step backward.
Putting that concern aside, the actual game is fantastic. I was initially hesitant in grabbing the remaster because my nostalgia for the series is very strong, but it thoroughly lived up to my expectations and then some. It really is the best Tony Hawk title ever made and it’s a crying shame that developer Vicarious Visions is now working on Blizzard titles instead of creating a new installment.
Maybe the success of the next-gen ports and this Switch version will convince Activision to invest more in the Tony Hawk brand. The remake did go on to become the best-selling entry in the series, so I’m baffled why the publisher would give up so easily. Then again, without any microtransactions to gouge players’ wallets, maybe Activision didn’t see a future in keeping Tony Hawk on board.
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