PRESS RELEASE FROM MERGE4.
September 9, 2020. For Immediate Release.
The brand new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 has arrived, and skaters will be dropping in wearing MERGE4 socks. In addition to a fleet of new customizations in this highly-anticipated remaster, players will be able to customize their Create-A-Skater characters with a range of epic graphic socks from MERGE4.
Combining old school mechanics and songs from the original games’ soundtracks with stunning graphics and modern functionality, the new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 strikes a perfect balance between new and old.
The roster of pro skaters includes MERGE4’s very own Steve Caballero – of course, rocking his very own ‘Frankenskate’ design socks in the game.
The game’s lineup of featured MERGE4 sock artists includes Skateboard Hall of Famers like Christian Hosoi, Eric Dressen and more. When asked about their art being featured in the revamp of arguably one of the most influential video games of all time, MERGE4’s collaborators were excited to say the least:
Eric Dressen: “I’m beyond blown away and honored to have my Merge 4 signature socks in the new Tony Hawk game!”
Neil Blender: “Stoked that my art on MERGE4 socks are featured in the Tony Hawk game, he does some of the most complex maneuvers in real life.”
Christian Hosoi: “Always honored and hyped to be part of amazing brands like MERGE4 that use my art for their products and then to be included into projects like the Tony hawk video game!”
Salman Agah: "I’ve always envisioned great things for my brand, Pizzanista! and I’d say having our MERGE4 Pizzanista! socks in Tony Hawk’s new video game is a GREAT thing. I’m super stoked!"
Jimbo Phillips: “I’m excited you can rock my socks in the new game. I had art in American Wasteland, so it's a full circle of stoke!”
WeeMan: “It’s too awesome that the new Pro Skater game features MERGE4 socks... These give you the confidence to do anything. I’m actually conquering the world at the moment in mine.”
Bobby Brown: “I’m stoked to be part of the past, present and future of style and skateboarding!”
Richard Kirby: “Super excited for the newest release of the tony hawk skate game. It’s amazing to see how video game art has progressed so far to make playing it look so real. So good you can even see my art on the socks!”
Josh Rodriguez: “Thank you Tony Hawk and MERGE4 for the love and support. I never dreamed something I drew would make it onto a sock, let alone a Tony Hawk video game. I’m very humbled and grateful.”
Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam: “Tony Hawk is thee all time ambassador for skateboarding and still crushing on board. I’m too old to know anything about Tony Hawk Pro Skater as I only play pinball.”
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is available NOW on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store. Fans can also purchase the complete Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Collection socks at www.merge4.com.
MERGE4 was built on the foundation of using business as a force for doing good in the world. Operating as a Certified B Corporation from the beginning, MERGE4 is more than just a sock company. We empower artists, athletes and musicians through meaningful collaborations. We partner with nonprofits to make socks that benefit causes from endangered species to pediatric transplant patients. And we’ve built a diverse family of brand ambassadors that share this common vision of merging together for positive change. From the moment you purchase your first pair of MERGE4 socks, you’re part of this awesome family and journey towards a more sustainable, inclusive and ethical future. For more information, visit www.merge4.com.