Metallica Members Are Playable Characters In Action Sports Video Game

Metallica frontman James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo are featured as playable characters.

Metallica Members Are Playable Characters In Action Sports Video Game
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Metallica frontman James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo are featured as playable characters in the upcoming "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD" action sports video game "Revert Pack" DLC. The pack will be made available on December 4 at $4.99 on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam.

Although it was previously announced that the revert will only be usable within levels from "Tony Hawk 3" - not on the existing "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" or "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2" levels included in "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD" - that is no longer the case: a free title update for the game will allow players to use the revert throughout the game; the patch should go live the week the add-on comes out, according to Polygon.

"Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD" launched in July, selling 120,000 units in its initial Xbox Live timed-exclusive debut. The game was later released on PlayStation 3 and PC, as Blabbermouth reports.

Pictured below: James Hetfield like you've never seen him before.

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    Eclectic Lizard
    Awesome! Should totally be 1986 James though. Also does James break his wrist everytime you play as him?
    iommi600
    They would fit more in Call of Duty... the soldiers uses tables as covers all the time.
    BASSPL43R
    My favorite character to play as in the Tony Hawk series was definitely Iron Maiden's "Eddie".
    m4ss3 m/
    They definitely should include a special trick where he transforms into a table.
    cory_i
    I hope they integrate Rob's helicopter move into the game, if it fits anywhere, it's there.
    Scarface88
    I wonder what their special moves will be! 'Crab Walk Boardslide', 'I Am the Table Air'... More seriously, I hope they've got cool special moves that refer to their music.
    pokerhappy
    "James Hetfield like you've never seen him before." You're right, I've never seen a James Hetfield in unintelligible blob form.
    LeakyFlask
    Ah... the first Tony Hawk game is so f'cking great. Still haven't tried the remake, but I've got the urge to do so now.
    Chronologo
    For me the best in the series was the second one, the remake isn't that good though
    Danish752
    All the games were good until american wasteland, then it went downhill... this game is just part of the declining slope the serious is still heading on
    dimtri95
    skateboarding game. James broke his arm on a skateboard in like 85. James is a character in a new skateboarding game. This is so ironically funny.
    ultimatelefty
    Is he skating through the airport from THPS 3? Man I wish they would release an other Tony Hawk game like Pro Skater 4 or Underground, unrealistic as **** but addicting as hell. also with just the game console controller, not the board (never played ride or shred, but I've read some pretty bad reviews about them)
    Skaden
    Not seen anyone post this surprisingly, maybe the skateboard is a small table with wheels on the legs? Something like that...
    N7Crazy
    Lars will sue them later for using Metallica's image without their approval
    -LAW-
    How will this work... They going to glue a skateboard to Hetfield's four legs?
    Sven123
    James' special move should be the 'OW YEAH!!!' *imagine a cool move with James shouting ow yeah*
    Izzy-Sweet
    Anyone else notice how he's wearing the new "Kill 'Em All" skate shoes? Nice touch.
    morbidguitar
    Cause a 60 year old skateboarder is so cool Does it show kirk sucking on guitar while skateboarding too? lol
    Mouloudo
    Tony Hawk and Hetfield are about the same age, but maybe you think tony hawk is lame too?
    morbidguitar
    nah he's cool. And that 5 years makes all the difference.
    metallica-#1
    Seen you on the Green Day article too, you seem like a real prick Pull whatever it is out of your ass and enjoy life a little
    M3AK
    By Hetfield they purely man "generic looking man in tanks tops with wristbands". While I understand that high-res models of the metallica dudes made up with 100000 times the amount of polygons would kiij absurdly out of place in the games engine....do they really expect me to pay for this shit?
    blackwingbat
    The characters themselves are just part of the full DLC pack. It adds content from THPS3, and the band members are bonus.