Tony Hawk’s coming to Switch is amazing news — but the next-gen upgrades? Lame, dude

Here’s some amazing news Nintendo fans: at last we’ll get Tony Hawk’s on the Switch. The Pro Skater 1+2 remaster was one of 2020’s best games, and its arcade stylings will slot perfectly on the console.

There’s an issue though: previous owners of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remaster are getting shafted — especially on Xbox.

But let’s start with the good news. All this was announced in a Tweet from Activision:

Of all the titles released last year, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remastered was probably my favorite. It was simply a joy to play, something you could either pick up and play for ten minutes or hours-on-end and have an amazing time regardless.

On paper, this is going to be perfect for the Switch. A lot can still go wrong of course — the port to Nintendo’s console could have framerate issues, control problems, or struggle with the graphics — but I have high hopes.

Until all this is proven, it’s a thumbs-up from me.