We were lucky enough to piggy back on the back of the tiny press event at GDC for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, which is this really fabulous remake with a conglomeration of content from the first two Tony Hawk Pro Skater games set to be released sometime this summer as a downloadable title for both the Xbox 360 and PS3. Jared and I are massive fans of both Tony Hawk and the Tony Hawk series of games, so we totally fanned out. How hard did we fan out? This hard:
We had a great chat with Tony, and learned that it was actually him that pushed through the iOS port of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 [$1.99] after seeing the original fan video we posted which turned out to be totally real. He's really excited to potentially see the rest of the Tony Hawk series on iOS devices, but openly admits that at the end of the day it all comes down to Activision. With the success Sega saw with the similar fan-made Sonic CD [$4.99] we're hoping Activision wakes up and smells the coffee sooner or later that there's a whole group of gamers out there hungry for these classic THPS games on our iPhones.
And if Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD ever got ported? Jared and I would be in heaven.