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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 reportedly coming to Switch

Published: 20/Aug/2020 23:59

by Tanner Pierce

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Despite the fact that Activision has only confirmed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 for the three major platforms, if recent leaks are to be believed,  the title could also make its way to Nintendo Switch.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 has received a ton of positive feedback since it was revealed. The game, which is a remaster of the first two titles in the series, garnered major attention when it was announced, and, with the release date right around the corner, the hype for it has only been building.

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Other than the nostalgia that comes with the Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise, part of the hype is due to the fact that the game is releasing on most major platforms at one time, which is a luxury the original two games didn’t get the pleasure of having. Currently, the game is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 seems like it’s going to be coming to Nintendo Switch if a recent leak is to be believed.

That might change in the near future, however, as recent leaks suggest that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will also be making its way to Nintendo Switch.

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The news comes via ‘Darth Bellic’ on Twitter, who found evidence of controller maps for a Switch version of the game in a THPS datamining Discord server, the name of which is currently unknown.

The leaked controller maps include one for the Switch’s handheld mode, the Pro controller, and the Joy-Con. According to Bellic, these were found in the files of the recently released demo.

It doesn’t seem like there’s much more evidence than that, however, a controller map, let alone three of them, is a good indication that work was done to potentially realize a Switch version. At the very least, this shows that developers Vicarious Visions or Activision would be open to the idea.

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Of course, like any other rumor, take this with a grain of salt. Activision has yet to confirm a Switch version, but the publisher has shown they want more of their games on Nintendo’s popular console.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.