While things seemed bleak to them Tony Hawks Pro Skater Franchise, when Vicarious Visions merged with Blizzard, there still seems to be hope for the series. American rock band CKY (an acronym for Camp Kill Yourself) may have a Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 Remaster is being worked on.
In an episode of the podcast “Behind Closed Doors”, CKY drummer Jess Margera discussed how bands can make money in addition to album sales. “Now touring is your main income, and you really have to try to get licensing deals, try to get into video games or whatever, where you can because that’s another way to make some money,” Margera says.
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The interviewer then asks if they were in one of the Tony Hawk Games. The answer is of course yes, as CKY’s “96 Quite Bitter Beings” was featured in Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3rdHowever, it is Margera’s answer to the question that raises some questions.
“Yes, and I think we’ll do the new one too,” says Margera.
While one might think that Margera confused “the new thing that comes out” with last year’s one Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2, that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, he mentions the critically acclaimed remaster as his own product when the interviewer notes that it must have been big news for the band.
“Yeah, my son just got a PS5 and he’s got the remaster of 1 and 2,” says Margera. “It’s so cool because the classic Tony Hawks are just so well laid out and great, but obviously the system is old and the graphics are not that great, so basically they just have the same premise and the graphics are amazing, ”Margera added of the remaster.
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Considering the past remake, there were many songs taken from the original soundtracks of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1st and 2It looks like “96 very bitter beings” can be licensed for a potential Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3rd Remaster. Of course, it could be a new title too, but CKY seems like an odd licensing choice in 2021 as the band have only released one album since 2010.
While CKY only appeared in one Tony Hawks Pro Skater Game, they are certainly reminiscent of the skate scene during that time. Named for the band who CKY In the video series, Bam Margera and Brandon DiCamillo played wild stunts along with skate footage. It’s essentially the precursor to MTVs ass.