Turns out we're getting a new installment of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game franchise for our shiny new game consoles later this year. Activision recently announced the first edition in 13 years and leaked some gameplay screenshots. According to Polygon, we can expect Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 to feature modern skateboarders like Nyjah Huston, Riley Hawk (!), Aaron "Jaws" Homoki, Ishod Wair, Andrew Reynolds, Lizzie Armanto and others.
As everyone who's anyone well knows, a huge part of the Pro Skater series has been the impeccably curated in-game soundtracks. The original THPS was highlighted by Goldfinger's "Superman," Suicidal Tendencies' "Cyco Vision," and a handful of other songs that, for some people, immediately bring to mind imagery of trying to jump far enough to grab the hidden tape on the "School" level.
Pro Skater 2 followed suit with the likes of Rage Against The Machine, Bad Religion, Lagwagon and Millencolin. Basically, the THPS series has always been great at putting together skate-punk soundtracks that jive extremely well with the act of trying to pull off a 1080 on a virtual halfpipe.
It's a no-brainer that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 will need a great soundtrack, but plenty has changed in punk rock since THPS4 graced gaming consoles in 2002. So to help out the game-makers, we've decided to compile a soundtrack for them!