Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD's Kickflipping Soundtrack Revealed
Written Wednesday, May 23, 2012 By Richard Walker
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For a while it looked as though Activision wouldn't be able to obtain the licensing for any of the old tracks from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, but as the complete 16-track listing revealed to Sound and Vision shows, half of the soundtrack consists of original songs from the classic games, while the other half is made up of new tunes.

Lead Designer Patrick Dwyer told the site about the difficulties of finding new music selections that would satisfy the fans, revealing what the developer looks for in a Tony Hawk's ditty. "There are some songs that have an awesome intro and an awesome chorus, but the verse is really slow. Those don't work for this game," he explained. "We wanted songs that sounded like they could have been in the old game, but had come out after that game released."

Check out fourteen of the sixteen tracks that'll be in the HD remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater on PSN:

Returning from the original games:

  • "Bring the Noise" - Anthrax featuring Chuck D
  • "Superman" - Goldfinger
  • "When Worlds Collide" - Powerman 5000
  • "Heavy Metal Winner" - Consumed
  • "May 16" - Lagwagon
  • "No Cigar" - Millencolin
  • "You" - Bad Religion

New songs:

  • "The Bomb" - Pigeon John
  • "We the People" - Lateef the Truthspeaker
  • "Marathon Mansion!" - Pegasuses-XL
  • "Teenage Blood" - Apex Manor
  • "Please Ask for Help" - Telekinesis
  • "Flyentology (Cassettes Won’t Listen Remix)" - El-P featuring Trent Reznor
  • "USA" - Middle Class Rut

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD will be coming to the PlayStation Store soon for $15.

[Via Shacknews]


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Comment #1 by zer0 sp
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:54:31 PM
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YES! Amazing songs are returning. I'm stoked about "Superman" and "You", and my wife is happy for "No Cigar" and "May 16"!

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Comment #2 by tonio_dguez
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:06:04 PM
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WOOHOO!! "Superman" is in :)
"Bring the Noise", "When Worlds Collide" XD

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Comment #3 by Cloud418
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:09:22 PM
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Awesome, these songs sure bring back some good memories of playing this classic all those years ago.

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Comment #4 by Darthtoxicity
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:38:49 PM
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Good selection of returns, and I'm liking some of the new choices as well.

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Comment #5 by pennywise247
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:43:19 PM
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Comment #6 by AlphaCookie
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:44:01 PM
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I find it funny that I recognize at least 5/8 of the returning songs, but haven't actually listened to them in years.

This game (the school level specifically) is going to stir up some very nostalgic memories. Really excited see how this whole game and its post-release support turns out.

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Comment #7 by MrLuck87
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:53:05 PM
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It's missing so many great songs. Where's Primus, Unsane, Dead Kennedys, and Suicidal Tendencies? Hopefully it supports custom soundtracks.

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Comment #8 by KyLeKhAoS
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 02:20:32 AM
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I'm glad to see some of the Classic songs returning, worst case scenario you could always pop in a CD/play your MP3 player and put your TV on Mute, that is IF they don't add a custom soundtrack feature. Excited to play THPS again =)

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Comment #9 by GAZDAN
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 02:24:51 AM
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They only ever quote the price of this in US $, does that mean it ain't going to been seen in any other store?

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Comment #10 by Callam001
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 03:16:03 AM
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great list. wish you guys wouldnt take so long posting the news

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Comment #11 by Chopin6868
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:16:48 AM
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oh well they kept the best songs atleast, Primus & DK would have been nice but i'm pretty confident we can listen to our own tracklists just like in Skate.

and tbh i never heard of any of ANY of the new artists except for Reznor, must be getting old lol..

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Comment #12 by maddodd1882
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:29:39 AM
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Powerman 5000 was awesome fitted the game perfectly, got me amped for the game, fuck yeah!

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Comment #13 by shaunnn191
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 06:00:21 AM
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Fuck yeah. I have the THPS2 soundtrack in my car atm :D
Wish they kept Dub Pistols - Cyclone though -

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Comment #14 by dw1986
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 07:29:44 AM
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No Aim - Ain't Got Time To Waste... NOOOOOOO!

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Comment #15 by Mendel [STAFF]
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 08:04:18 AM
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I don't know if I can play this without listening to Jerry Was a Racecar Driver. Nice effort though.

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Comment #16 by Lu81NL
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 10:24:01 AM
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No "Cyco Vision" by Suicidal Tendencies?

That was my shit when I played THPS!

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Comment #17 by jAbMan696
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 08:47:23 PM
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Please have the custom soundtrack for this game. PLEASE!!!

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US August 28, 2012
Europe August 29, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-4
ESRB: Teen
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