Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is a series pretty synonymous with PlayStation. The first game released in the late 90s and became an instant phenomenon, spawning numerous sequels and spin-offs. Of course, these days it's a different story, but 20 years ago, Tony Hawk was just as much a video game legend as a skateboarding one.
The story of how the first title was made will be told in a brand new documentary named Pretending I'm a Superman. Announced by Hawk himself on Instagram, the doc will debut at Mammoth Film Festival at the end of February. It sounds as though the documentary will chart the story of how Hawk came to be involved with Activision's project, the history of skateboarding games, and how the game transformed the sport. Check out the trailer above.
Not since EA's Skate series have we seen a truly great big budget skateboarding title, and there's definitely an appetite for the sport to return to consoles. The documentary feels quite timely; Activision has recently stated it's cooking up various remakes and remasters, and THPS is surely a prime candidate for this treatment.
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