An article in the latest issue of Game Informer reveals that a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game is fast approaching. Let’s hope its not as sad as that last Tony Hawk game.

Here are the key details I gathered from Game Informer’s report:

  • It’s called Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5.
  • Tony Hawk will be a playable character in the game.
  • It’s coming out on the PS4 and Xbox One “later in the year,” with last-gen versions to follow.
  • New additions include “power-ups” and “projectiles” that skaters can shoot during “specific missions.” Interesting…
  • There will be online competitive and cooperative multiplayer.
  • The game has nine levels. Objectives within all the levels won’t be “story-based.”

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Projectiles and power-ups? I honestly don’t know what to make of that. Here’s how the Game Informer article describes it:

Some of the levels charge up your skateboard with level-specific power-ups when completed. For instance, one level we played had a series of electrified wires atop the roofs of successive buildings. Grinding all of them charged up our board, making it a little faster. Another power-up gives you more ramming power—useful when you want to complete a mission such a clearing a pool full of inflatable objects or hitting a soccer ball through a goal.

All nine levels have at least one or two power-ups, Game Informer added. Plus, the power-ups stack up on top of one another. I’m not entirely sure what that’ll look like in practice yet.

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Until we get more firm details about what this trigger happy Tony Hawk will play like, take a look at a few more screenshots from Game Informer’s piece to give you an idea of what Pro Skater 5’s skateboarding goodness will look like:

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Read the full Game Informer article for more information and additional screenshots.

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