Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD soundtrack revealed

Fourteen-song soundtrack includes offerings from original games like "Superman" by Goldfinger, as well as tunes new to the franchise like "Please Ask for Help" by Telekinesis.

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The soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD has been revealed. In an interview with Sound and Vision, developer Robomodo confirmed the game's 14 songs, including "Superman" by Goldfinger, a track the studio said was "mandated" by fans.

Robomodo made sure to include "Superman."

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD soundtrack (listed in full below) is almost an even mix of songs from the original Tony Hawk titles and songs new to the franchise. Project manager Ken Overbey discussed the licensing and decision process, saying it was no easy task for a number of reasons.

"It was a little difficult. We definitely wanted to bring back some of the songs from the original soundtrack, but wanted new songs as well," he said. "The most difficulty we had was our budget, which was very small, and the scope and time frame; it was a lot of work to get it all lined up and get the songs in. You have to put out a risk analysis report and you have to point out to the publisher what the biggest risks are in the development. Anyone who knows the game knows the music is just as important as the gameplay."

In development at Robomodo (Tony Hawk Ride, Tony Hawk Shred), Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is due out in June and will be the first Tony Hawk title distributed exclusively through digital channels. It will contain levels from the first two Tony Hawk titles, retouched and running on a new game engine.

Confirmed characters for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD thus far include familiar favorites like Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Andrew Reynolds, and Eric Koston, as well as newcomers like Chris Cole, Nyjah Huston, and Hawk's son, Riley Hawk. A firm price for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD has not been announced, but it is expected to sell for "around $15."

The full Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD soundtrack is below.

Songs taken from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2:

"Bring the Noise" - Anthrax featuring Chuck D (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2)
"Superman" - Goldfinger (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1)
"When Worlds Collide" - Powerman 5000 (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2)
"Heavy Metal Winner" - Consumed (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2)
"May 16" - Lagwagon (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2)
"No Cigar" - Millencolin (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2)
"You" - Bad Religion (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2)

Songs new to the Tony Hawk franchise:

"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 (new to the franchise)

Discussion

43 comments
booty56
booty56

I wish they had The Dead Kennedys and Primuis in this game

Weapon-10
Weapon-10

Glad to see Millencolin made the cut.

 

sora292
sora292

PLAY ON VITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bats94
bats94

Shame that there's no Dead Kennedys, Naughty by Nature or Primus here, but at least all the songs in this game are good.

benleslie5
benleslie5

Superman-Goldfinger, was the only song I really enjoyed listening to on Tony Hawk 

chibi_yosho
chibi_yosho

All the songs I wanted, minus RATM, but I can live with that.

goku2000
goku2000

Where is "Ace of Spades" and "What's the Matter Man?"  Well, that's what custom soundtracks are for.  If this game lacks a proper Create-A-Skater option, I won't be buying it.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

wack soundtrack but i would like the price to be 15 but it should have all of the THPS players and a lot more new ones

SomePlayaDude
SomePlayaDude

I'm not too concerned about the music (a bit disappointed though), just don't f*** up the gameplay and what made Tony Hawks one of my favourite games on the PS1-PS2 era.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

What about System of a down? The Ramones?? And for God's sake, WHERE'S MOTORHEAD???!

ajm03865
ajm03865

Dub Pistols' Cyclone was one of my favs from THPS2

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

No system of a down? :( THPS2 introduced me to then and I've loved them ever since

 

If they make this vita compatible then I'll get it but I still have the original ps1 discs at home

Flint247
Flint247

The soundtrack in Tony Hawk's Underground was epic.

Shawn45
Shawn45

Wow, Superman was like the only song I listened to in THPS1, I am very glad it's here.

berethor099
berethor099

Sorry, but this soundtrack sucks.  They only picked ONE song from THPS 1! WTF? it had WAY better music than THPS 2.  They sure left out a lot of good songs from the 1st game. 

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

Damn, "Superman"? That shit takes me back! That song came on Pandora Radio the other day, and I immediately thought of the good days of THPS.

 

Specifically those good days. Not the more recent, less-than-mediocre ones. Lol.

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

But if we wouldn't likeit, I hope they could allow for custom soundtrack support.

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

Looks like a nice selection of tracks.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

This is a remake? Same game as the one as that was on the Dreamcast? I actually enjoyed that, so I might have to at least get a demo.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Awful soundtrack for an awful game.  Fitting

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

well i know what half i will be muting and what half i will be blasting

Gary_Stanton
Gary_Stanton

Where is Blitzkrieg Bop, you know, the best Tony Hawk song ever?

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I can't edit my post so I'm going to say. When I said I only like a couple of those songs I mean I only like those songs because I know them. I'm sure once I play the game those THPS2 songs will come back to me.

 

But I still would like a Custom Soundtrack implementation on the PS3 so I can choose songs that I really like.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Classic list is pretty good, PM5K sucks though....never cared for them. The new stuff.....never heard of any of it but Trent Reznor is featured in one track.....Hmm

Also I'm just not sure I'll grab this.....Activision always finds a way to make their games....Meh plus it's developed by the idiots who did Tony Hawk Ride.......the ones who ruined the franchise.......

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I only like a couple of those songs. So I hope I can use a custom soundtrack on the PS3 version.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

The second was the best in my opinion but I really loved all the games up to Underground 2, this is a must buy for me for sure.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Always liked the original Tony Hawk games. They were all tough to master. Like real skate boarding, it took a lot of practice and timing to pull off the big moves. I might pick this up when it's released.

Vaivod
Vaivod

I'm currently listening to all of these songs. The old ones bring in so many good memories :) And the new ones rock out too. I'll be taking a look at this game.

rarson
rarson

Please tell me that this game still has the tapes in it. I'm going to be mad if it doesn't.

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

MAY 16 FTW!!!

 

I heard Superman on the radio the other day. I was singing along until two minutes in, and then I realised that I didn't know beyond that point :P. Definitely the best song in THPS1 imo.

Not as good as May 16 though. Pity they left out RATM's Guerrilla Radio but hey.

Really the music gets way better with each game they released so it's weird that the new songs here are pretty underwhelming.

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

The Tony Hawk series really had some entertaining soundtracks.

s2thugskater
s2thugskater

yea... im more happy that powerman, bad religion, and anthrax are back in here... i could care less about superman.... wish they couldve got some songs from thps3 in here... dlc maybe?

dagamemon
dagamemon

TURN IT UP!!!!!! BRING THE NOISE!!!!!!

rarson
rarson

Songs from the original that aren't in this one:

 

"Police Truck" by the Dead Kennedys

"Here and Now" by The Ernies

"Vilified" by Even Rude

Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" by Primus

"Screamer" by Speedealer

"Nothing to Me" by Speedealer

"Cyco Vision" by Suicidal Tendencies

"New Girl" by The Suicide Machines

"Committed" by Unsane

"Euro-Barge" by The Vandals

 

So all of them but the worst one (not that it's a bad song, but it's by far my least favorite Goldfinger song). Shame, because I'd rather hear all of these songs than "Superman."

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

NOW THIS IS WHAT ITS LIKE WHEN WORLDS COLLIIIIIIDE

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

 @Gary_Stanton That was on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3. They will probably include it as DLC because they already said they were going to include THPS3 levels as DLC I don't see why they wont include the THPS3 songs with it.

Animatronic64
Animatronic64

 @rarson 

 

It has DVDs in place of the tapes. Hope you're not mad over something that small.

rarson
rarson

But I am looking forward to some of the new songs.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

 @bats94

 

Oh, I didn't read that part over carefully enough... my bad.

...But it would've been nice to include some of the tracks from those games as well.

rarson
rarson

 @Animatronic64

 

Actually, I kind of am, because the whole point of "tapes" in the first place is that people recorded them and traded them. It was an underground thing. Replacing them with DVDs defeats the entire purpose of the tapes.