Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will revisit some iconic levels from the series’ past, but it’s also modernizing several elements–including the skaters. In a new video, Steve Caballero–who first appeared in Pro Skater 2 back in 2000–has revealed that he mo-capped new facial expressions for his in-game character, who looks just like he does now.
In the video below, Caballero says that he now sees a lot of skaters doing the tricks from these games in real-life, and we get a look at the motion capture set-up that is being used to capture the current-day look of these characters. Although they did not capture Caballero on a skateboard–he says they wanted to get new facial expressions from him–the new in-game model looks a lot like him.
The video also shows Caballero skating through the first game’s Warehouse level–which confirms, essentially, that characters introduced in the sequel will be able to skate through levels from the first.