Guitar Hero Brings Back Heavy Metal with “Warriors of Rock”
Get ready to trade your electric guitar for the newly redesigned “Battle Ax Guitar Wings” controller and save rock ‘n’ roll this Fall with the release of Guitar Hero‘s latest adventure, “Warriors of Rock.“
Due in September, the game features a whole new story-driven Quest Mode, where players will use their game-changing powers to transform into rock warriors and, in banning together with the eight Guitar Hero characters, go on a journey through perilous scenes, like molten lava fields and CBGB, to help the Demi-God — voiced by [lastfm]Gene Simmons[/lastfm] of [lastfm]KISS[/lastfm]— beat “The Beast” and save rock ‘n’ roll.
More details under the cut!
The game will also feature more than 90 heavy metal tracks from pioneers like [lastfm]Black Sabbath[/lastfm], to nu-metal gods [lastfm]Children of Bodom [/lastfm] and modern-rock favorites the [lastfm]Foo Fighters[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Muse[/lastfm].
“Warriors of Rock” promises to challenger players with new, finger-blistering rock solos on the new tracks or any one of the 500 songs in the Guitar Hero Music Library. The new tracks include songs by [lastfm]KISS[/lastfm], [lastfm]Metallica[/lastfm], [lastfm]Slipknot[/lastfm], [lastfm]Queen[/lastfm], [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm], [lastfm]Buzzcocks[/lastfm], [lastfm]Jane’s Addiction[/lastfm], [lastfm]My Chemical Romance[/lastfm], [lastfm]Def Leppard[/lastfm] and [lastfm]AFI[/lastfm], to name a few.
Additionally, the game features a new Megadeth song called “Sudden Death,” which [lastfm]Megadeth[/lastfm]‘s [lastfm]David Mustaine[/lastfm] wrote specificall for Guitar Hero using the game’s Quest Mode as inspiration. Mustaine told Rolling Stone of the track, “I’m sure some fans will think it’s the greatest thing we’ve ever done. But other people will say it sucks. That’s just the way of the world.” He added, “Just the sheer repetitiveness of it can blow people’s minds.”
Get a taste of what’s to come with the “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” trailer and track list below:
- AFI – “Dancing Through Sunday”
Avenged Sevenfold – “Bat Country”
Black Sabbath – “Children Of The Grave”
Buzzcocks – “What Do I Get?”
Children Of Bodom – “If You Want Peace… Prepare For War”
The Cure – “Fascination Street”
Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)”
Dethklok – “Bloodlines”
DragonForce – “Fury of the Storm”
Drowning Pool – “Bodies”
Foo Fighters – “No Way Back”
Foreigner – “Feels Like The First Time”
Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
Kiss – “Love Gun”
Megadeth – “Sudden Death”
Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne – “Paranoid (Live)”
Muse – “Uprising”
My Chemical Romance – “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)”
Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Rammstein – “Waidmanns Heil”
The Rolling Stones – “Stray Cat Blues”
Silversun Pickups – “There’s No Secrets This Year”
Slayer – “Chemical Warfare”
ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man (Live)