To be clear, nothing has been officially confirmed. But, a number of leaks have hinted that we could be ripping it up as our favorite skaters within the year.
The Tony Hawk games were a staple for anyone who grew up in the 2000s. We all sunk hours into finding the location of the secret tapes and many of us discovered some of our favorite bands through the legendary soundtracks the games had.
We’re sure a number of people credit Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater for getting them into punk music. Bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Goldfinger, Bad Religion and Rage Against The Machine have all made their mark with songs throughout the series. Hell, even My Chemical Romance dropped a dynamite cover of Misfits track “Astro Zombies.”
Back in March a leak surfaced due to the art-punk band the Death Set. They reportedly posted on Facebook that they had licensed five songs to a Tony Hawk 2020 game. The post was soon deleted but not before it was screenshotted.
New Tony Hawk Pro Skater game inbound!
Keeping hopes low after the long, long row of abysmal games since Tony Hawk's RIDE.
But this also seems like a major NDA breach. pic.twitter.com/gGUiNZL6i8
— TheNathanNS (@TheNathanNS) March 10, 2020
Now, it seems we have even further confirmation fo a new title in the works, and possibly even the name.
YouTuber SpawnWave allegedly received a tip that the retailer Gameware listed two versions of the upcoming game titled Tony Hawk’s Alcatraz. Whether or not that is just a working title or the potential game takes us to the famed California prison is unknown.
— Spawn Wave (@SpawnWaveMedia) April 29, 2020
Sadly, the company has since removed the listing. Thus, it’s unclear whether or not this leak can be confirmed. But still, if we could get a new Tony Hawk this year that would be great.
The series will have to revitalize itself after the flop that was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. The right way to go might even be to rerelease and remaster the originals, much like the Resident Evil franchise has done.
One for sure way to guarantee success would definitely be a solid soundtrack.
NONE OF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I NEED TO BE ON THIS SOUNDTRACK, I FOUND SO MANY BANDS THRU THESE GAMES WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. LOVE YOU VERY MUCH @THEPUNKROCKMBA ❤️ WHAT UP @TONYHAWK @ATVI_AB
NONE OF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I NEED TO BE ON THIS SOUNDTRACK, I FOUND SO MANY BANDS THRU THESE GAMES WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. LOVE YOU VERY MUCH @THEPUNKROCKMBA ❤️ WHAT UP @TONYHAWK @ATVI_AB https://t.co/G2e3siCT1N pic.twitter.com/Mg903b3CYG
— WATERPARKS (@waterparks) April 1, 2020
Only time will tell if we’ll be holding ridiculously long handstands and jumping over helicopters as Spider-Man this year.
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