Back in May of last year a mysterious video appeared on YouTube showing a surprisingly full featured port of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 for the iPhone. The next day, the developers clarified that while the game was running amazingly on the iPhone, it was unlikely to ever see the light of day. Disappointed, we eventually just gave up on waiting for Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 to be released.

Here is a copy of the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 video, although since it was ripped from YouTube and re-uploaded, the quality seems to have taken a substantial hit:

As you can see in the screenshots, it seems that the controls have seen a major overhaul following the initial release of the video. According to Tony Hawk's twitter feed, the game is real, and is going to be available soon.

As someone who played the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 until I broke my Nintendo 64 controller, I cannot wait. We will post any other details we're able to dig up on the game in the future.

  • Jon

    Hellz yes. Metacritic gave this a score of 98 - the BEST score ever for a PSONE game. Love this and we should be lucky to get it.

  • Jon

    Hellz yes. Metacritic gave this a score of 98 - the BEST score ever for a PSONE game. Love this and we should be lucky to get it.

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    I'm extremely excited for this as well! Tony Hawk was, and still is, a favorite series of mine, especially the first 4. =]

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    I'm extremely excited for this as well! Tony Hawk was, and still is, a favorite series of mine, especially the first 4. =]

  • omg

    omg awesome, i used to play thps2 all the time!!

  • omg

    omg awesome, i used to play thps2 all the time!!

  • mike

    looks great. I love when tried and tested games are re-released on the ipod. It was fun to see driver. Now this... what about interstate 76??

    BTW - was it really necessary to have cutaways of the guy playing the iphone? So THAT'S what i'll look like on the subway...

  • mike

    looks great. I love when tried and tested games are re-released on the ipod. It was fun to see driver. Now this... what about interstate 76??

    BTW - was it really necessary to have cutaways of the guy playing the iphone? So THAT'S what i'll look like on the subway...

  • 1337brian

    Woweee! I thought it was mere urban legend or a myth even! This is fantastic!!!!

  • 1337brian

    Woweee! I thought it was mere urban legend or a myth even! This is fantastic!!!!

  • http://www.mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    This would be awesome! The early tony hawks were the best. But really? I mean cmon, Where's Dave Mirra BMX? Now that's what I'm talking about!

    But seriously this would be nice, depends on the controls, if they can nail em like Capcom nailed street fighter, I'm sold.

  • http://www.mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    This would be awesome! The early tony hawks were the best. But really? I mean cmon, Where's Dave Mirra BMX? Now that's what I'm talking about!

    But seriously this would be nice, depends on the controls, if they can nail em like Capcom nailed street fighter, I'm sold.

  • djflippy

    Out of all of the THPS series, this one is still the best, to this day. I still play it. Can't wait for an iPhone version.

  • djflippy

    Out of all of the THPS series, this one is still the best, to this day. I still play it. Can't wait for an iPhone version.

  • dk206

    Things are getting better and better :D

    brin on Zenonoa II along with this now then I can't ask for more

  • dk206

    Things are getting better and better :D

    brin on Zenonoa II along with this now then I can't ask for more

  • Jeremy

    THPS2 FTW! Here's hoping the controls are good cause this is a day one purchase.

  • Jeremy

    THPS2 FTW! Here's hoping the controls are good cause this is a day one purchase.

  • Elkas

    Ah Nostalgia!
    This was one of my Favorite PC/PSX games back in the Day...
    Tonny Hawk FTW!

  • Elkas

    Ah Nostalgia!
    This was one of my Favorite PC/PSX games back in the Day...
    Tonny Hawk FTW!

  • Mr Wells

    If this doesn't work on the idevices no skate game will.

  • Mr Wells

    If this doesn't work on the idevices no skate game will.

  • http://nodpad.com/ MidianGTX

    Ah, THPS2. Before it all went wrong.

    *waits for the inevitable American Wasteland youth crowd to chime in*

    • diffusion8r

      I disagree. The third was brilliant and the fourth was well done. Underground 1 and 2 were no way near as good, but still fun. After that it went downhill, with Tony Hawk Ride hitting rock bottom.

      • BIG MAN

        tony hawk ride was embarassing

  • http://nodpad.com/ MidianGTX

    Ah, THPS2. Before it all went wrong.

    *waits for the inevitable American Wasteland youth crowd to chime in*

    • diffusion8r

      I disagree. The third was brilliant and the fourth was well done. Underground 1 and 2 were no way near as good, but still fun. After that it went downhill, with Tony Hawk Ride hitting rock bottom.

      • BIG MAN

        tony hawk ride was embarassing

  • joebob

    Ah yes. THPS2 saw some serious DC play time. I'm sure it'll see similar play on my iPhone... if not more. The DC was chained to a TV. The iPhone goes everywhere. Dangerous...

  • joebob

    Ah yes. THPS2 saw some serious DC play time. I'm sure it'll see similar play on my iPhone... if not more. The DC was chained to a TV. The iPhone goes everywhere. Dangerous...

  • Acidbottle

    hop they manage to nail the controls on this. loved the first 4 in the series but this was prolly ma favorite.

    best news all week :D

  • Acidbottle

    hop they manage to nail the controls on this. loved the first 4 in the series but this was prolly ma favorite.

    best news all week :D

  • iAmTheWalrus

    OH MY GOD. I JUST NOSTALGIA'D SO HARD.
    This is going to be incredibly awesome. Jesus Christ.
    I loved this game so much as a kid.

  • iAmTheWalrus

    OH MY GOD. I JUST NOSTALGIA'D SO HARD.
    This is going to be incredibly awesome. Jesus Christ.
    I loved this game so much as a kid.

  • 5duc29

    The person demonstrating sucks. I am much better than that. I hope it works for the iphone because it didn't look like it was right at all, or the person playing it was just plain horrible. I miss this game, it was my favorite game on the Playstation, next to Emperor's New Groove :)

  • 5duc29

    The person demonstrating sucks. I am much better than that. I hope it works for the iphone because it didn't look like it was right at all, or the person playing it was just plain horrible. I miss this game, it was my favorite game on the Playstation, next to Emperor's New Groove :)

  • Stefan

    Klassiker. Habe es sehr gerne an einem PC gespielt.

  • Stefan

    Klassiker. Habe es sehr gerne an einem PC gespielt.

  • Cookies

    Looks AWESOME! But, I think i'd rather play the 4th game.

  • Cookies

    Looks AWESOME! But, I think i'd rather play the 4th game.

  • http://www.bsgmultimedia.com/aaronc Aaron C

    I wonder if this sells really well, will they release the other THPS games?

  • http://www.bsgmultimedia.com/aaronc Aaron C

    I wonder if this sells really well, will they release the other THPS games?

  • dk206

    This game is gunna be very dangerous if they get the controls right.
    This will ruin hell of alot of teenagers lives...@_@

  • dk206

    This game is gunna be very dangerous if they get the controls right.
    This will ruin hell of alot of teenagers lives...@_@

  • MaroonFree

    I remember the first time I ground the Helicopter in the Hanger. Legendary.

  • MaroonFree

    I remember the first time I ground the Helicopter in the Hanger. Legendary.

  • Bruno

    I just want to know of we are going to be able to play with Spider-Man.....

    The Dreamcast version of the game was the best of all time for me.

    What so you guys think? Can we use all the cheat codes on the iPhone?

    Cheers,

    Bruno

  • Bruno

    I just want to know of we are going to be able to play with Spider-Man.....

    The Dreamcast version of the game was the best of all time for me.

    What so you guys think? Can we use all the cheat codes on the iPhone?

    Cheers,

    Bruno