Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD (abbreviated THPS HD) is a skateboarding video game and the twelfth game in the Tony Hawk’s series of skateboarding games. The game, which is being published by Activision and developed by Robomodo, is a high-definition re-release featuring classic levels from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 and was released on the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade on July 18, 2012, and will be released at a later date for Microsoft Windows and the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network.
The game returns to the earlier style of gameplay from the first two games. As such, additions made to the gameplay mechanics since Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 onwards, such as reverts, are not included. Instead, players must rely on tricks, grinds and manuals in order to pull off combos. Many of the classic objectives return, such as getting high scoring runs, collecting SKATE letters and finding hidden DVDs (which replace the tapes from the original games) within each level. The selection of skaters will consist of classic skaters such as Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen, as well as modern skaters such as Riley Hawk. There will be at least five different online modes and online leaderboards.