Why Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is going to be awesome on Nintendo Switch

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 released back in September of 2020 and has seen a ton of success since launch. So much so, that it has become the fastest-selling game in the history of the legendary skateboarding franchise.

That’s saying a lot, considering how many games have been in the series. Not only is it the fastest seller at one million copies in its first two weeks, but it’s also one of the highest-rated. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 received a Metacritic aggregate score of 89 for the PS4 and 88 on Xbox One and PC.

All of this culminated with a Sports Game of the Year award at 2020 The Game Awards. Now, after all of the accolades, the game is now coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Switch. We know how awesome Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will look on next-gen and having it on the Switch will be great in its own right.

One obvious benefit of this is that it gives Switch-only gamers a chance to experience the remastered game in all of its glory. For those who play on Switch, all of the original levels return from the old games, but with modern generation flair that’s beautiful to look at.

As amazing as it was to get Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, it just felt like something was missing. Now, the puzzle is complete. And although the game isn’t on mobile, playing on Handheld Mode on Switch or on a Switch Lite is kind of part of the mobile family and that’s the next benefit we’ll talk about here next.

Another major aspect of the game being on Switch is that it gives fans an at-home and the aforementioned portable experience. Some may say that portable gaming isn’t as popular as it once was, but thanks to the Switch and the explosive growth of mobile gaming, portable play is in a great spot.

Being able to play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 on Switch will allow gamers to play the game on the go. So, if you’re somebody who is on the road a lot, or maybe isn’t a big TV console player, then this a fun way to experience one of the better sports games out there.

Heck, or if you switch (no pun intended) to portable play late at night, then this comes in the clutch too. You know, those times where you worked or gamed on console/PC and then decide to get in a little session at night on your phone or another portable device? Yeah, I think many of us have been there.

So, this will allow that, which is great for a game as addicting as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is overall. It may seem like a pretty small thing, but it’s one of those things that can be appreciated with time. Sometimes, it’s just nice to have that bit of freedom that portable systems like the Switch and Switch Lite provide.

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And in Free Skate, you can really chill out a bit while using Handheld mode. Lastly, it’s great for nostalgia. If you’ve played the first few Tony Hawk games on Nintendo 64, then playing on a Switch will give you a little throwback. Who can forget the beautiful blue cartridge from the first game?

But, overall, it’s great to see such an awesome remaster expand its horizons. Being on an entirely different console is a fun opportunity for hardcore Switch players. Having an upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S is just the icing on the cake. Happy skating, gamers.

The next-gen upgraded version is coming on March 26 while the Switch port will arrive at a later date.

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