Nintendo & Tony Hawk may be teasing a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Switch port

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Publisher Activision and developer Vicarious Visions released Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 last year, a remaster of the original two games in the skateboarding franchise, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It missed out on Nintendo Switch, despite Vicarious Visions’ Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Toys for Bob’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy remasters both making the journey over, as well as Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time recently being announced for Switch. However, according to a surely PR-fueled Twitter exchange, that may soon change. Nintendo of America has retweeted a request from Tony Hawk himself asking Crash Bandicoot to hook up new platforms (like Switch) with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2.

Crash Bandicoot — meaning whichever social media person maintains the Crash Bandicoot account — responded to Tony Hawk by asking Activision for help, and then Nintendo chimed in to encourage the port. This entire exchange is a bit bizarre, as the Nintendo of America account is not known for engaging in idle banter the way that some other social media accounts are. This seems to increase the likelihood that Nintendo Switch might yet see a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 port this year.

Whatever’s going on, it’s pretty likely that Vicarious Visions will not be heavily involved in a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Switch port if it materializes. That’s because the developer has been absorbed into Blizzard and is developing Diablo II: Resurrected, which is also coming to Switch.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!