Tony Hawk's Pro Skater has mix of old and new pros

"And yes - you use a standard game controller."

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD includes a mix of old and new pros, Activision has revealed.

The downloadable console game, due out summer 2012 and developed by Robomodo, features Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Pastrana), Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Riley Hawk, and Riley's dad.

In an effort to reassure veteran Tony Hawk's fans concerned the HD collection will require a peripheral - such as the one included with Tony Hawk: Ride and Shred - Activision community mouthpiece Dan Amrich wrote on the One of Swords blog: "And yes - you use a standard game controller."

"If I've been reading the Twitters correctly, this is exactly what old-school fans have been asking for."

THPSHD includes "the best levels from THPS1 and THPS2, rebuilt and remastered for modern machines by Robomodo", Amrich said. "School" and "Downhill" are included.

"It's the "best of our first two games but for the new consoles," Tony Hawk said ahead of the Spike VGAs. "All the same gameplay people love and the joystick controls, big scoring combos and a lot of the classic stuff we had but some new stuff as well."

Gamers will enjoy the old school Pro Skater gameplay because of "the replayability" Hawk added.

"People can come back to it and find new challenges to do, not just the ones we set up for them. But we're going back to the old two minute challenges, collect the letters, get the combos, get the scores. I'm out of my mind excited about it."

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Tony Hawk's Skateboarding in Europe) launched in 1999 for the PlayStation, and was later ported to the Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 launched a year later, again on PlayStation with later ports.

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