Some of the guys over at ScoreHero had the chance to visit Neversoft’s studio and check out Guitar Hero III. Not only did they return with gameplay impressions, but also word of four new tracks in the game: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Suck My Kiss,” Iron Maiden’s “Number Of The Beast,” Dragonforce’s “Through the Fire And Flames” and ZZ Top’s “La Grange.”
The first three songs will be master recordings, with the last being a cover of the song. This update brings the list of known tracks to 20, with a majority being those performed by the original bands.
Guitar Hero 3 is set for release this October on PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. There will also be a new guitar controller released with the game.
Even though Activision saw a net loss of $18 million this quarter, the publisher spent $100 million on purchasing RedOctane, the studio behind the Guitar Hero series. RedOctane’s price weighed in at $99.9 million, $31 million of which was paid in cash, $30 million in Activision common stock and $40 in additional Activision stock payable over two years.
RedOctane today announced that it has begun shipping a limited number of solo Guitar Hero SG Controllers into stores throughout Europe. Modeled after the Gibson SG, the guitar controller for the game is available for £30.
In multi-player mode, two guitarists compete for the ultimate rock accolade as they thrash off individual sections of each song. Tunes alternate between the guitarists, with each player being judged on accuracy, timing and judicious use of Star Power. The player with the highest score at the end of the track wins – but with clever use of the game’s multipliers and bonuses, evenly matched guitar heroes will be contesting victory until the very final note.
Guitar Hero for the PS2 is priced at £50 complete with a Gibson replica Guitar Hero SG controller. A sequel is on the way.
Guitar Hero II will be rocking Kentia Hall this year! RedOctane has announced that E3 attendees will get the opportunity to play demos of the upcoming game, as well as enjoy live performances by bands featured in the original Guitar Hero. There will also be special guest appearances by female guitarist Judita Wignall from the band Halo Friendlies, the inspiration behind the character Judy Nails.
Below is the complete schedule:
WEDNESDAY, May 10th at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.:
Hard-rock band Drist starring Marcus Henderson will rock the crowd and perform hits from their newly launched album “Orchids and Ammunition!” Marcus is an original guitar hero who recorded multiple guitar tracks for the Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II soundtracks.
THURSDAY, May 11th at 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.:
Graveyard BBQ, winners of the first “Be a Guitar Hero” competition, will perform their winning song “Cheat on the Church” along with many others from their debut album “Graveyard BBQ Greatest Hits Volume 1.”
FRIDAY, May 12th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.:
Los Angeles-based rock sensation Shaimus will woo the crowd with the smooth stylings from their recently released album “Paper Sun,” including their first hit single “All of This” from Guitar Hero.
The game will be out this November for the PS2.
Get your inner rock star active! RedOctane has announced Guitar Hero II for release this Fall. The sequel will feature a new track list, new venues and additional play modes, including the ability to transform the original Guitar Hero controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar.
No details on the track list are available, but it was let out that the list will feature a mix of classic rock, ‘hair’ metal, heavy metal, modern rock and alternative songs. More than 55 songs will be featured in the title.
An early glimpse of the game will be shown at E3 in a couple of weeks. Guitar Hero II is scheduled for release this November.
European headbangers will get their chance to rock this April when Guitar Hero heads their way. RedOctane, the guitar game’s publisher, has announced that the title will be hitting shelves in the region in two months time; it’ll retail for £50 and will come with a guitar peripheral shaped like a Gibson SG.
Already available in North America, Guitar Hero has players strumming along to 30 licensed rock songs. It features a single-player mode that has the player rise from obscurity to a rock star; multiplayer modes are also present, offering head-to-head fun.