Activision has announced 11 new songs for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, the next installment in the music and rhythm based video game franchise, including master tracks from rockers AFI, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer and the Strokes. Watch for the game in October.
The 11 additional tracks include:
- o Miss Murder (AFI)
- o Through Fire and Flames (Dragonforce)
- o Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)
- o 3's and 7's (Queens of the Stone Age)
- o Suck My Kiss (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- o Raining Blood (Slayer)
- o Reptillia (the Strokes)
- o Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
- o Cities on Flame (Blue Oyster Cult)
- o Mississippi Queen (Mountain)
- o La Grange (ZZ Top)
"Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock features the most comprehensive song list ever assembled for a game," said Tim Riley, Activision's worldwide executive of music. "Artists and music execs from the major and independent record labels and publishers respect the brand and have given us unrivaled access to their music vaults allowing us to give gamers what they want - to grab their Gibson guitars and shred to their favorite music."
In fact, real rock stars like Jade Puget, guitarist for AFI, a band featured in the game is anticipating the upcoming release of the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and wants fans to know that "if you're going to start playing Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, make sure you have, say, the next 2 years free, because that's all you're going to want to do."
In addition to the newly announced tracks, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock's previously announced tracks include:
o Slash's Original Boss Battle Recording
o Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N' Roses)
o Paint It Black (the Rolling Stones)
o Cherub Rock (Smashing Pumpkins)
o Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
o The Metal (Tenacious D)
o My Name Is Jonas (Weezer)
o Knights of Cydonia (Muse)
o Even Flow (Pearl Jam)
o Lay Down (Priestess)
o Cult of Personality (Living Colour)
o Rock and Roll All Nite (Kiss)
o School's Out (Alice Cooper)
o Rock You Like a Hurricane (Scorpions)
o Slow Ride (Foghat)
o Barracuda (Heart)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will include explosive new content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true legendary rock status. While continuing to retain all the key features from their prior legendary performances, fresh downloadable content will be offered on multiple platforms, and players can now shred to a killer set list from many of the most popular rock songs ever recorded.
For the first time ever, Guitar Hero fans will also be able to thrash and burn with new wireless guitar controllers available for each platform, including exclusive Gibson Guitar's Les Paul model for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii home video game system from Nintendo, and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. PlayStation 2 gamers will also get to shred on a new exclusive shape, Gibson's Kramer guitar, popularized by hard rockers and known for its body design, pickups, electronics and construction for furious finger fretting.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, published by RedOctane and developed by Neversoft, is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available this October. For more information about the Guitar Hero franchise, please visit the dedicated community site: www.guitarhero.com.