Iron Maiden takes Downhill Jam

Metal legends contribute song to Tony Hawk game for Wii; "Different World" will blare while gamers skate down streets.

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Shooting down steep hills on a plank of wood on wheels just wouldn't sound right accompanied by polka, classical, or opera music. One of heavy metal's classic bands, Iron Maiden, will be included in the soundtrack to Activision's Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, reports music Web site Blabbermouth. The song "Different World" from the forthcoming album A Matter of Life and Death has been selected as part of the game's soundtrack, says Blabbermouth. Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam is scheduled for release on the Wii, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance later this year.

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79 comments
ThrawnDougal
ThrawnDougal

Alright! Now it would be better if more games had Iron Maiden tacks on them. I could just see it now: C&C3 with The Clansman running in the background.............

Pengweed
Pengweed

Aww. I wish The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg was on there.

dieworm
dieworm

"Maiden is the only heavy metal band from the 80s that has kept their standards up over the years." Yah alot have fallen, especially Def Leppard, what the hell is with all this pop bull carp? ._. Ah oh well, I hear the newest album will have more hard rock And Maiden ftw I hope they follow SSX on tour and have a metal theme ^_^

sirGiZZalot
sirGiZZalot

now i can finally die with my boots on....

faridmon
faridmon

this game is alrady an my plan list this hollyday, for DS of course WI-FI anyone?

SuCuBuS_04
SuCuBuS_04

good music on a game.....wow tht hasnt happened this GTA Vice City! god bless VROCK, this is goin to go soo well with the game

avatarofwoe314
avatarofwoe314

That song rocks. Go hear it on ironmaiden.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

zoalord
zoalord

Hehehehe UP THE IRONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

firebreathing
firebreathing

I forgot that what kind of music you listen to determines if you're a "real" skater. I guess only "cool" people listen to certain music then, as if personality could ever possibly figure into that >_> Obviously it doesn't for some people........

dmajchrzak
dmajchrzak

Mai-den *clap* *clap* *clap* Mai-den *clap* *clap* *clap* Mai-den *clap* *clap* *clap*

Shingo
Shingo

Somacruz, if youre serious, come on

Shingo
Shingo

Yes! Yes, Yes, Yes. yes yes yes yes Y. E. S.

Watch_Me_Xplode
Watch_Me_Xplode

Huge coincidence. I just ordered my Iron Maiden tickets on TicketMaster, and then I went to Gamespot and saw this. "Different Worlds" is an excellent song, and I'm sure the rest of the soundtrack will be rockin' as well.

DropnMadSuckas
DropnMadSuckas

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RadSnake
RadSnake

to Aragorn33: Just because a game is different than it's predesscor it doesn't mean it will suck. Be open minded.

exedeath
exedeath

SWEEEEEEEET!!!!! Now if they could get some DIO, and Dokken on there it would be awesome.

Aragorn33
Aragorn33

The game will still suck, no matter what kind of artists lend their songs.

SameSama
SameSama

Whoever said Gackt should be shot. Screw that Japanese MJ.

MogZero
MogZero

den4sir: Maybe I'm just reading your comment wrong, but are you implying that Guns n' Roses is a one hit wonder band?

toment
toment

'Run for the Hills' would have been the better choice, since the game is all about hills...

rab_J
rab_J

I don't think Classical would be so bad fo the game. Just think about it.

RadSnake
RadSnake

I can't believe that emo wanted My Chemical Romance..... hasn't anyone told him that they suck and Maiden Rules!??! ps: Hey Somacruz! You better start running to the hills!!!

den4sir
den4sir

It's nice to see some retro stuff. I know GTA is retro when it comes to their music but other games should do the same. I'd like to see some of the artist from the golden age of hip-hop (1993-1997) appear on some games, also, a lot of the rock from the 80's, such as Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue, and other one hit wonder bands. I'll tell you, hip-hop was at it's peak from 1993-1997. Everything after that went down hill. Tribe Called Quest, Bust Rhymes, Biggie, PAC, The Wu, Craig Mack, Dre, Snoop, Warren G, and others put out their best work within those 4 years. It'd be nice to see a bit more of the good stuff during those great times. Everything these days is just junk.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Great, a story about a kick ass metal band's song featured in a next gen video game, and someone has to bring up My Chemical Romance! Thanks for killing the moment Somacruz145, emo asswipe. I was thinking of getting this for the Wii, more hard rock and metal tunes would finalize that decision.

Tyrant-666
Tyrant-666

Maiden are the best! Much better than that hip-hop crap you get on most soundtracks!

ghostadv
ghostadv

Too bad the game still doesn't look good.

manny_stlye
manny_stlye

They sould of gotten Black Label Society or Gackt!!!

tshack5188
tshack5188

nice choice.....soma ur a dumbass

topraman517
topraman517

"Well ... I haven't listened to any songs from them ... what about other bands ? I want My Chemical Romance !" Ummm....*snort*, the last time I checked, REAL skaters don't listen to emo garbage.

Ocram_Zepol
Ocram_Zepol

Wow... I don't know what to say. I mean... I have nothing against Iron Maiden (anymore) but I don't think they're the best band, and I especially belive that they're not the best band who's music should be played in a SKATING game. Well actually... Downhill Jam is just a cheap bootleg version of THP8, and it's not even going to be part of the series. It's more of a... "side project" I guess. I mean this game has nothing to do with the other games (other than the name) and the fact that there was a level in THPS (i think) that was called Downhill Jam. It's just basically a cheap racing game... but we'll see if it's any good or not when it comes out. I highly doubt it tho. Oh and another thing... I wonder how many idiots are going to buy this game just because it has an Iron Maiden song in it... lol.

Fat_jonny
Fat_jonny

I wish the soundtrack had more rap music on it

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

Up the Irons! \m/ Too bad I don't have any of those systems, and that I'm not a big fan of the Tony Hawk franchise

Denny_Carmassi
Denny_Carmassi

While I'm not a very big Maiden fan, I'm glad to see metal of any kind being put into a game. Tony Hawk has always had good soundtracks (THPS3 was the best, with the Ramones, AAF and even Mad Capsule Markets got in) But Tony Hawk's games aren't really exciting anymore, you've played and seen it all before....

Digital-Devil
Digital-Devil

They still make these games?...who buys these things EVERY YEAR?

mylsd
mylsd

Yeah Maiden, Up the Irons! and to kingdude74 "it would be cool to have eddie the beast to be a hidden charecter in the game" He was a hidden character in Tony Hawk 4 or 5, I believe

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

That is awesome. GTA VC still had Maiden, Ozzy and Slayer on the same soundtrack so that still clinches it. hopefully if they get more bands it will be the best soundtrack ever. Well next to guitar hero, that has the best soundtrack ever.

jman183
jman183

YEA IM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hells_zargon
hells_zargon

Aha! The Maiden has returned! Great taste Activision!

neilwb23
neilwb23

well, that's the nail in the coffin. Wii's a deffo :D

Lovegreen
Lovegreen

I kinda liked when they fired up "Run to The Hills" in SSX On Tour