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.
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)