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Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360 Released

Activision, Inc. today announced that Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is now available on retail shelves nationwide.

Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 features an expanded track list of over 70 ax-smashing hits—including 10 tracks exclusive to the Xbox 360—along with deafening rock venues, HD remodeled characters and guitars, a variety of addictive gameplay modes, and a bevy of achievement points to unlock. Also exclusive to the Xbox 360 is the ability for competitive rockthusiasts to view how their legendary performances rank on the online leaderboards. Guitar Heroes looking for even more can download exclusive gamer themes, picture packs and fresh new songs on Xbox Live Marketplace.

“With an expanded set list, blazing hot HD graphics, and a tenacious new X-Plorer guitar controller, Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360 will allow fans to truly feel and live out their ultimate inner-rockstar fantasy,” said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane. “In addition, offering exclusive downloadable content and the added Xbox Live components such as competitive online leaderboards and tons of unlockable achievement points will help extend the gameplay experience for our hardcore Guitar Heroes to blow out more speakers and rock like never before.”

  • Track Listing for Guitar Hero II (Xbox 360)
  • Xbox 360 (exclusive tracks are listed in italics)

1. Opening Licks

"Surrender" - Cheap Trick
"Possum Kingdom" - Toadies
"Heart-Shaped Box" - Nirvana
"Salvation" - Rancid
"Strutter" - KISS
"Shout at the Devil" - Mötley Crüe (Encore)

2. Amp-Warmers

"Mother" - Danzig
"Life Wasted" - Pearl Jam
"Cherry Pie" - Warrant
"Woman" - Wolfmother
"You Really Got Me" - Van Halen
"Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" - Spinal Tap (Encore)

3. String-Snappers

"Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas
"Search and Destroy" - Iggy Pop and The Stooges
"Message in a Bottle" - The Police
"Billion Dollar Babies" - Alice Cooper
"Them Bones" - Alice in Chains
"War Pigs" - Black Sabbath (Encore)

4. Thrash and Burn

"Monkey Wrench" - Foo Fighters
"Hush" - Deep Purple
"Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet
"Who Was in My Room Last Night?" - Butthole Surfers
"Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - The Rolling Stones
"Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses (Encore)

5. Return of the Shred

"Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" - Rick Derringer
"Tattooed Love Boys" - The Pretenders
"John the Fisherman" - Primus
"Jessica" - The Allman Brothers Band
"Bad Reputation" - Thin Lizzy
"Last Child" - Aerosmith (Encore)

6. Relentless Riffs

"Crazy on You" - Heart
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" - Stone Temple Pilots
"Dead!" - My Chemical Romance
"Killing in the Name" - Rage Against the Machine
"Freya" - The Sword
"Stop!" - Jane's Addiction (Encore)

7. Furious Fretwork

"Madhouse" - Anthrax
"The Trooper" - Iron Maiden
"Rock This Town" - Stray Cats
"Laid to Rest" - Lamb of God
"Psychobilly Freakout" - The Reverend Horton Heat
"YYZ" - Rush (Encore)

8. Face-Melters

"Beast and the Harlot" - Avenged Sevenfold
"Carry Me Home" - The Living End
"Institutionalized" - Suicidal Tendencies
"Misirlou" - Dick Dale
"Hangar 18" - Megadeth
"Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Encore)

Guitar Hero II, published by RedOctane, is now available through RedOctane’s online store:

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