I have the unusual fortune of having disdain for 1) this game 2) Tony Hawk 3) Metallica and 4) sports games, but I have yet to recover a red and blue suit from the capsule that sent me to Earth as an infant...
Band frontman James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo to be playable in upcoming Revert expansion, due December 4 for $5.
Upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD expansion Revert contains two characters familiar with shredding, but in an entirely different way. Activision has today confirmed the game's Revert expansion will feature Metallica singer James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo as playable characters.
The Revert expansion for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD launches December 4 at $5 on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. In addition to Hetfield and Trujillo, it features playable skaters Steve Caballero and Geoff Rowley, as well as venues like the Airport, Los Angeles, and Canada from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, and the Revert move.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD launched in July, selling 120,000 units in its initial Xbox Live timed-exclusive debut. The game later released on PlayStation 3 and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's review of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.
I have a strong feeling that the developers of the game love Metallica, and put them in there as a tribute, not to please commenters on Gamespot.
This remake was fun, I played the holy hell out of it for about two solid weeks, but they waited way too long to launch this DLC to the point where I would have bought it if it were out sooner, but now, I've lost interest. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who feels this way?
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Oh yeah, where the hell is Spider-Man? Activision still has the rights, and yet, they still won't put him in.
The problem with this game is the selection that was made for the levels. Instead of the New York level, we get the Hanger level, despite that we already have Woodland as the starter level. And there is the two downhill jam levels. Yes, I'm aware of the fact that Tony Hawk wanted them in, but both two downhill jam levels?
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Are they adding any Metallica songs as well?
If not... I don't see the point. Or the logic.
And why did it take them so long? We were told this would come in september.
@SuprSaiyanRockr To answer your question.
No, Metallica will be skating to songs by No Doubt due to contractual issues and their recent lawsuit (See Activision Vs. No Doubt). Metallica will be skating to such popular hits as 'Just a Girl', 'Don't Speak', and 'Spiderwebs'.
Of course, in the next DLC pack, No Doubt will only skate to King 'Nothing', 'Fuel', 'Fade to Black', 'For Whom the Bell Tolls', and other Metallica songs.
1 month later: "Metallica sues Activation for unauthorized use of likenesses"
or: "Metallica sues Activation for unpaid dues for use of likeness".
Callin' it now.
@Mr_Big_Boss Well, there was a Metallica song in Tony Hawk's Underground 2... (Whiplash)
@Mr_Big_Boss You do know that Hetfield once broke his arm Skateboarding which prevented him from playing for a period of times, as such his management company put a clause in his contract forbidding him to do it...research yo.
@Mr_Big_Boss Breaking his arm skating doesn't associate Hetfield with skateboarding any more than it associates me with skateboarding just because I rode a board 25 years ago.
So many pro skaters as well as up-and-coming rising stars of the sport who could have been added, and would have fit the target demographic of the game, and instead they add guys from Metallica. And to add insult, they don't even bother to attemp to make them look like the guys from Metallica. They just shoveled this DLC shit in a pile and released it for the money grab.
Ask a skater to name people he/she associates with skating. Tony Hawk will be the first off their lips, James Hetfield will never even be mentioned.
@mrboone01 @Mr_Big_Boss You honestly think they would gone through the whole ordeal of putting a special clause in his contract just cause he broke his arm one time? He used to skateboard, alot. Activison getting more use out of Mettallica outside of music games isnt a dumb move, seeing as they kill the music game genre.
@eddyoshi It was fun for the handful of hours it took me to get every challenge done.. Haven't touched it since. Actually I've logged more time in THAW, THUG and THPS4 since it came out.. So yeah, I'm probably going to pass on this dlc, unless there's some sort of super mega discount pack at some point that puts it around 2 bucks.
When has Metallica ever be associated with Skateboarding outside of the odd song for a skate vid part?
All this Metallica hate. Whatever. I dig the new "Death Magnetic" Metallica. It's like they've been in cryogenic sleep since "...And Justice".
But yeah, I agree. Why Metallica? It's not really a good fit. Maybe Jello Biafra or Joey Ramone, because they would sort of fit.
Metallica are way too old to be skateboarding. But I guess if they got away with web swinging Stan Lee in The Amazing Spider man then this will do as well.
I bet the Canada level is just some tiny little skatepark in the middle of nowhere, maybe some trees, a car park, abandoned mine tracks too. Newsflash, Neversoft: Canada's quite a bit bigger than that, this is next-gen and we shouldn't have to put up with being ripped off like this. I want ALL of Canada, or no sale.
@CyberElfSlut They need to keep the guy with his tongue stuck to the pole though. Seems like every winter when I was a kid the teacher would have to come out with a cup of hot water to free some dumb kid. Then there was good ol' Matty, who just decided to pull his tongue off, and until the next warm day, there was a little wee bit of flesh stuck to the fence.
All this Metallica hate....
What about the awesomeness of $5 getting us "venues like the Airport, Los Angeles, and Canada from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, and the Revert move"?
@blitxxx1981 Yeah, that more than makes up for adding those boring, low-life cookie cutter shadows of their former selves. I still own and play THPS3, it's the best in the series, IMO.
sweet! i'm going to choose james hetfield, then repeatedly smash his d-bag republican skull on the most central quarterpipe, over and over again, until he can only sing showtunes.
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