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Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD Soundtrack 'Back To Square One', Won't Be Identical To Originals

Matt Gardner
game music, Game soundtracks, Goldfinger, OST, Skateboarding games, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD Soundtrack 'Back To Square One', Won't Be Identical To Originals

Remember busting 900s to Goldfinger's 'Superman'? We do. The music of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was integral to the overall experience, but the HD reissue - which will incorporate bits from both the original game and its immediate sequel - may well not feature a number of the track that so defined the experience twelve years ago.

As Activision community guru Dan Amrich explained on his website, "music licensing is a one-time deal. The songs from the original games were only licensed for those specific games on those specific platforms at that specific time. Any other versions created later would need new licensing deals. This is also why not all songs from earlier Guitar Hero games are importable into later games: They only signed permission for it to be used in that one game. Any change means it’s a different deal."

There is a Facebook page where you can submit requests for the  new game's soundtrack, but from licensing perspective it's very much "back to square one".

Amrich also suggests that with the series previously being used as a springboard to feature breakthrough artists, something similar might happen with this HD redux - with the game's soundtrack perhaps featuring songs both old and new, although Amrich notes that "if that turns out to be the case, all you can hope is that some of those classic tracks are the ones you remember."

Here's a little reminder, just for nostalgia value...

Add a comment3 comments
stevenjameshyde  Dec. 14, 2011 at 12:49

As long as it has Blitzkreig Bop and Guerilla Radio I'll be happy. Hell, I'll buy it anyway

DivideByZero  Dec. 14, 2011 at 17:04

Wasn't Guerilla Radio from TH2 or 3?

For me, it's all about Millencolin - No Cigar.

As long as the soundtrack is NOT filled with that dull wub-wub-wub junk anything would be awesome!

stevenjameshyde  Dec. 15, 2011 at 11:23

Both were from 2 I believe. If the remake's incorporating bits from TH1&2, ideally it would have the best bits of both soundtracks...


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