MCA of the Beastie Boys Also Unveiled as a Secret Character
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Monica, CA– August 27, 2007– This October, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is bringing the sounds of skate culture to life like never before in Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground -- the deepest, most customizable skateboarding game ever. Featuring over 50 tracks including“The Pretender,” the first single from the Foo Fighters’ forthcoming album and popular anthems from Nirvana, Bloc Party, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, The Rolling Stones, and many more, players will be able to create their personal skate legacy to the songs that have fueled today’s skateboarding culture. Additionally, MCA of the Beastie Boys makes an appearance in the game as a secret unlockable character.
“Tony Hawk games are known for having incredible soundtracks and we’re really excited to have MCA, an icon of the music industry in our game as a secret character,” said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision.“Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground continues the tradition of great music and provides the perfect vibe for players as they create their own experience, no matter what kind of skater they choose to become.”
The following songs will be featured in Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground:
- <*>!!!–“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 is scheduled to be available this fall and is in development by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system and is rated“T” (Teen) by the ESRB. The Wii™ home video game system and PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system versions are being developed by Page 44 Studios and are rated“T” (Teen) by the ESRB. The Nintendo DS™ version is being developed by Vicarious Visions and is rated“E 10+ (Everyone 10 and older.
For more information about the game visit http://www.thpgonline.com.
About Tony Hawk, Inc.
Tony Hawk, Inc. is a world leader in its field with the unprecedented ability to bring alternative sports and their unique lifestyle to the masses while maintaining an indispensable edge of authenticity with the market's hard-core, trendsetting audience. Founded by Tony Hawk in 1998 and based in Vista, CA, the company is organized into five segments: Merchandising, Events, Endorsements, Film and Digital Media. These lifestyle sports include skateboarding, BMX, Motocross, surfing and snowboarding. Consumer goods bearing the Tony Hawk brand have dominated several markets, including interactive games, skateboard hard goods, lifestyle apparel, toys, publications and more.
About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
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