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Tony Hawk spills downloadable retro title for release in June

Tony Hawk’s recent endeavors in gaming have met with disappointment and universal scorn, which is why it’s time we went retro. The man himself took to Twitter to announce Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, a downloadable retro revamp set for release this June.

The tweet, embedded below, mentions the name as well as the timeframe. Activision is yet to announce the game, or start marketing it. However, seeing as how it’s already out there, we can expect an announcement soon.

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Soundtrack Listing

The full, official soundtrack listing for Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground, the upcoming entry in the popular skateboarding franchise, has been released by Activision. Featuring over 50 tracks from artists such as Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Jurassic 5, The Roling Stones and Bloc Party, the soundtrack will be there besides players as part of their skateboarding legacy in the game. Additionally, MCA of the Beastie Boys appears as an unlockable character within the game.

Here’s the deal:

  • !!! – “All My Heroes are Weirdos”
  • Airbourne –“ Girls in Black”
  • Angels & Airwaves – “Secret Crowds”
  • Anglo Jackson – “Motorbike”
  • At the Gates – “Slaughter of the Soul”
  • Bad Brains – “Banned in DC”
  • Beastie Boys – “Electric Worm”
  • Blackalicious – “Your Move”
  • Bloc Party – “Version 2.0”
  • Cursed – “The Hands will Abide”
  • Cymande – “Fug”
  • Dag Nasty – “Circles”
  • Darkest Hour – “Sanctuary”
  • DJ JS-1 featuring L.I.F.E. Long & Immortal Technique – “Audio Technician”
  • El-P – “Up All Night”
  • Folk Implosion – “Natural One”
  • Foo Fighters – “The Pretender”
  • Fu Manchu – “We Must Obey”
  • Funky 4+1 – “Rappin and Rockin the House”
  • Future Pigeon – “Gift Tax”
  • Gallows – “Come Friendly Bombs”
  • Gorilla Biscuits – “Hold Your Ground”
  • Jimmy Castor Bunch – “It’s Just Begun”
  • Jurassic 5 – “Radio”
  • Kittens – “Carpenter”
  • Los Abandoned – “Panic-Oh!”
  • Lyrics Born featuring KRS-One and Evidence – “Pack Up Remix”
  • Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – “Memories of the Grove”
  • Motorcity Daredevils – “Bear in the Air”
  • Nation of Ulysses – “You’re My Miss Washington D.C.”
  • Nirvana – “Breed”
  • Oh No feat. J. Dilla and Roc C. – “Move Part 2”
  • Paint it Black – “The New Brutality”
  • Paris – “The Devil Made Me Do It (Poach a Pig Mix)”
  • Percee P – “Throwback Rap Attack (Madlib remix)”
  • Pierce the Veil – “I’d Rather Die than Be Famous”
  • Pig Destroyer – “Loathsome”
  • Reverend Horton Heat – “Baddest of the Bad”
  • Revolution Mother – “Come On”
  • Roots Manuva – “Chin High”
  • Sayvinyl – “That’s Entertainment”
  • Silversun Pickups – “Well Thought Out Twinkles”
  • Slick Rick – “Children’s Story”
  • Smashing Pumpkins – “Tarantula”
  • Snapcase – “Energy Dome”
  • The Bled – “Starving Artiste”
  • The Clash – “Clash City Rockers”
  • The Cramps – “Garbage Man”
  • The Icarus Line – “Gets Paid”
  • The Kooks – “See the World”
  • The Octopus Project – “Music is Happiness”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy for the Devil”
  • The Sex Pistols – “Holidays in the Sun”
  • Twilight 22 – “Electric Kingdom”

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground will be available this October on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2 and DS. In related news, the Xbox 360 version of the game will feature an exclusive demo of Guitar Hero 3.

Tony Hawk Goes Sixaxis

Following the revelation of the Sixaxis PS3 controller at E3 2006, Neversoft is one of the first developers to announce support for the motion-sensing gamepad with Tony Hawk’s Project 8. The game will let players be able to balance and steer skaters through every move, as well as control slow motion to the nail the trick moves.

Tony Hawk’s Project 8 will be available for the PS3, alongside other platforms, when the console launches on November 17. It will retail for $60.

Rock Out to Tony Hawk's Project 8!

A huge rock/metal soundtrack has been part of the Tony Hawk series for a long time and Project 8 is no exception. Boasting an all-star lineup of more than 50 songs, including stuff from Bad Religion, Nine Inch Nails, Slayer (!) and Kasabian. Here’s the full in-game soundtrack:

  • 76% Uncertain – “Radio”
  • Aurelius- “Hemlock”
  • Bad Religion – “Social Suicide”
  • Black Mountain – “Druganaut”
  • Charizma & PB Wolf – “Devotion”
  • Claus Grabke – “Cause”
  • Cryptic Slaughter – “Lowlife”
  • Damian Marley – “Move”
  • Dead Milkmen, The – “Punk Rock Girl”
  • Die Young (TX) – “Anthem of the Prodigal Son”
  • Eagles of Death Metal – “Chase The Devil”
  • Funk Face – “Zoo York City”
  • Gnarls Barkley – “Gone Daddy Gone”
  • Gym Class Heroes – “The Queen And I”
  • Hieroglyphics – “At The Helm”
  • Hold Steady, The – “Your Little Hoodrat Friend”
  • Immortal – “One by One”
  • Jaylib – “The Red”
  • Joy Division – “Interzone”
  • Kasabian – “Club Foot”
  • Kool and the Gang – “Summer Madness”
  • Legitimate Business – “80 on 80”
  • Liquid Liquid – “Optimo”
  • Living Legends – “Moving at the Speed of Life”
  • Ministry – “Stigmata (Remix)”
  • Mogwai – “Glasgow Mega Snake”
  • Monty Are I – “In This Legacy”
  • Nine Inch Nails – “Getting Smaller”
  • Noise – “Dirty Evil”
  • Oh No – “Chump”
  • Pardon My Extinguisher – “Bitch And Moan”
  • Plus 44 – “Lycanthrope”
  • Primus – “American Life”
  • The Ramones – “I Wanna Live”
  • Revolution Mother – “Second Thoughts”
  • Slayer – “Angel of Death”
  • Sonic Youth – “Nic Fit”
  • Stasera – “Palisades”
  • Supersuckers – “Goodbye”
  • The Channeling – “The Frighteners”
  • The Cure – “Plastic Passion”
  • The Klaxons – “Gravity’s Rainbox”
  • The Sword – “Iron Swan”
  • The Throwaway’s – “You’re Not the Only One”
  • The Walkmen – “This Job is Killing Me”
  • Thine Eyes Bleed – “Without Warning”
  • Thunderlords – “Ice Cream Headache”
  • Toots & the Maytals – “Time Tough”
  • Transplants – “Pay Any Price”
  • Typical Cats – “Any Day”
  • Ugly Duckling – “Smack”
  • VanStone – “Skate Town”
  • Voltera – “Do What Your Daddy Say”
  • Wildchild – “Wonder Years”
  • Wolfmother – “Woman”
  • Zeke – “Kill the King”

Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is scheduled for release next month for the PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox and Xbox 360.

SKATE Announced

Hoping to grab some of Activision‘s market share for skateboarding games, EA has announced SKATE for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Marked for release sometime next year, the game, as the title states, will focus on skating, offering “innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city.” Professional skaters Danny Way and PJ Ladd have already signed up to be in the title.

“Our game offers a skate mecca for both skaters and gamers in search of the definitive authentic skating video game experience,” said Scott Blackwood, executive producer, EA Black Box. “We’re focused on capturing the actual feeling of skating with the innovative control system, the physics driven animations, the intelligent cameras working together to really deliver the closest thing to being on a board.”

Making an allusion to the legendary Tony Hawk series, EA states that the game will feature an unique control scheme that will “capture the true feel of skating” versus the typical button mashing gameplay of its competitors. It will also feature physics-driven animations which will result in no two tricks being the same.

SKATE is being developed by EA Black Box in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Activision's Launch Titles for PS3 and Wii

Activision CEO Robert Kotick revealed the launch titles for both the PS3 and Wii. This coming November will see both next-gen consoles launch with three games from the publisher, with both consoles receiving Call of Duty 3 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. The last title will be Tony Hawk’s Project 8 on PS3 and Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for Wii.

In related news, he noted that most PS3 titles will be priced at $60, keeping in line with pricing of Xbox 360 games.

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam Screenshots

Some screenshots have been released for Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam which is exclusive to Wii:


Activision also released these demonstration shots, along with appropriate descriptions, to show off the game:

Boosting in Machu Picchu: Players initiate boost by giving the Wii controller a quick move forward.

Hangtime in San Francisco: Players can tilt the Wii controller to change the direction coming off of sticker slap.

Downhill grind in San Francisco: By tilting the Wii controller the player balance their grind.

Launching in San Francisco: To clear large obstacles, players can move the Wii controller forward to boost off of jumps.

Maneuvering in San Francisco: The Wii controller allows precision turning for avoiding obstacles.
Just look at those models! If the game is anywhere near as fun as they make it to be, I’m gonna be the first in line for Wii!