Skate and video games: what are the next releases of a relationship that has great exponents

Video games and skate always got along well. Is that the birth, back in the late 90’s, of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater by the hand of Activision It marked a before and after in the video game industry. In a certain way, it defined the path that extreme sports titles should travel; to such an extent that it was the same Activision the one that embraced that formula and cloned it with various disciplines.

To date, a lot of water has passed under the bridge and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater –With more and less decent deliveries– is already part of the great history of video games. But today it is not the only one. Because over the years, the quality of the saga was decreasing and new competitors were born from that twilight. Some tried to deepen the proposal of the titles of Activision and others, just freshen things up a bit.

From that starting point were born, for example, you like OlliOlli and Skate. The latter proposed a more realistic approach, with better physics and more worked collisions; an evolution that this type of games undoubtedly needed. In fact, the success of its third installment – and the excitement generated by the announcement of Skate 4– leaves him standing as a future favorite.

But if the end of the 90s was the golden age of skate video games, 2020 will surely give a fight, since launches are coming that will try to make a place within the niche. Some propose more novel approaches to the subject and others go more safely; but without a doubt all of them have what it takes to position themselves as the new skate game par excellence.

1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remastered | September 4, 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

Activision Return to the fray with the remastering of -maybe- the best skate games ever created. In addition to being a mime of nostalgia, the remastering of the first and second Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, comes to do an incredible and necessary face lift to the franchise. In addition to a visual upgrade according to current times, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remastered It will bring an online mode under your arm that has everything to succeed. If we add to this a large part of the original soundtrack and the iconic locations, there is not much room for doubt.

2. Skater XL | July 28 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)

Somehow, the title of Easy Day Studios came to take the place he had left Skate 3 before the announcement of its fourth edition. Is that unlike Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, try to convey the feeling of a real skate session. Where there are no huge jumps, endless stunt lines and impossible physics. On the contrary, Skater XL It does justice to sport and reflects it in the most faithful way possible, making each spot a world of possibilities.

3. Skate Story | No release date

The last title on this list is perhaps the most unique. First, because the game is developed by a single person, Sam Eng; and second, for its peculiar visual style, which breaks with the typical stereotype of a game in this sport. In Skate Story there are no famous runners or brands; just a crystalline character, whose objective is to tour a quasi-dreamlike universe with his skateboard. There are not many more details about this title and its release, although the trailers are more than enough to fuel the desire to try it.

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