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E3 2012: Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD Is Making Me Want To Dust Off My Skateboard

I used to skate many a year ago. I was never any good at it. But when I see Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD assets, I just want to grab my board and go hurt myself. The full soundtrack was announced which you can check out past the break. But I have to say I’m quite disappointed that there is only 1 song from THPS1 on there. It’s Goldfinger, and I love me some Goldfinger, but seriously that 1st games music as by far the best. Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD will be out sometime this summer, no official release date yet for the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network. The game will run you 15 bucks, which I will happily pay for. Screens, soundtrack, and game info past the break.

Goldfinger – Superman – In THPS1
Anthrax f Chuck D – Bring the Noise – In THPS2
Powerman 5k – When Worlds Collide – In THPS2
Consumed – Heavy Metal Winter – In THPS2
Lagwagon – May 16 – In THPS2
Millencolin – No Cigar – In THPS2
Bad Religion – You – In THPS2
Pigeon John – The Bomb – New
Lateef the Truthspeaker – We the People – New
Pegasus XL – Marathon Mansion – New
Apex Manor – Teenage Blood – New
Telekenesis – Please Ask For Help – New
El-P – Flyentology – New
Middle Class Rut – USA – New

 HD Upgrade: Game was rebuilt and polished by Robomodo using Neversoft’s original code.
 Classic levels: The style and feel of the best 7 levels from THPS and THPS2 (Warehouse, School 2, Mall, Phoenix, Hangar, Marseilles and Venice) refreshed for today. Tony Hawk himself put a call out to his fans on Twitter during the summer of 2011 to decide the final levels.
 The Top Pros: Today’s biggest skate pros round out the cast including: Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Pastrana), Riley Hawk and, of course, Tony Hawk himself.
 Refined controls: The skaters’ animations, tricks and combos reflect the evolution of the THPS games. For example, you can do manuals in levels from the first THPS, a trick that didn’t enter the franchise until THPS2. However, reverts are not part of trick combos, as the scoring system is based on THPS2.
 Endlessly fun objectives: Players pursue the same global and level-specific goals as the original games, including S-K-A-T-E, Secret DVD (used to be VHS tape!), and many more.
 Soundtrack: The full soundtrack has been announced and can be provided. It is about half classic THPS tracks and half new ones.
 Online multiplayer: Four modes, plus online leaderboards.
 Downloadable content: Coming post-release, will be levels from THPS3. Exact levels and new pros to be announced soon.



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