After constant prodding and heartfelt pleading from fans, Activision has confirmed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will get downloadable content. Going even further, it has been officially stated that first batch will include multiple levels from Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 – perhaps the most critically acclaimed game in the whole franchise. Ratcheting things up even further is the fact that the exact levels haven’t been decided yet, and Activision, Robomodo, and Tony Hawk himself want to hear from the fans to determine the final content of the DLC.
Hardcore fans may remember that Tony Hawk went on Twitter last summer to ask his fans their favorite THPS 1+2 levels, and that feedback played a role in the levels chosen for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. It wasn’t an exact science – Tony still pushed to get Phoenix Downhill in there despite the fact it didn’t top the list – but other levels like Marseilles and School 2 made the cut because of the fans.
For the DLC, feedback on what THPS3 levels to include is being gathered via the game’s official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TonyHawksProSkaterHD). There is a post there now on the topic, so fans should Like the page then post their detailed thoughts in the Comments section. Activision, Robomodo, and Tony Hawk will scour every post and begin the hearty debates – but the Birdman himself will make the final call on the levels included.
Don’t forget folks, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will be available to download on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network this Summer for about $15. An exact release date has yet to be confirmed. The DLC will be out after the game’s release, and pricing is to be determined. Keep an eye out for updates on Twitter @TonyHawksPSHD.