One fun aspect of all the Tony Hawk games was finding and unlocking secret skaters. Though each entry in the series has its own unique guest characters, one has persisted through most of the franchise: Officer Dick. The character is an NPC that dates back to the very first game, so named because he'd chase you down and knock you off your board. Eventually, you could unlock and play as the antagonistic enforcer. Fast forward to 2020, and it seems like the character is making a comeback in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PlayStation 4.

Dataminers have been picking apart the Warehouse demo, which arrived at the end of last week for those with digital pre-orders. After having a look at the demo's files on PC, it was discovered that Officer Dick will indeed be included in the remake, but with a brand new look. It seems Jack Black will be the new face of the tenacious policeman.

Presumably, the musician/actor has provided some voice lines in addition to his likeness. News of secret skaters does make us wonder who else might make a guest appearance -- Crash Bandicoot, maybe? Stranger things have happened.

Anyway, how do you feel about Officer Dick's grand return, and his new appearance?

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