First Guitar Hero III Details And Songs Announced

Hot on the heals of revealing a few more songs for the currently PS2 exclusive Guitar Hero 80’s Activision and Neversoft have officially announced the existence of Guitar Hero III along with some new details and the first 11 songs that will feature in the game. We believe they could have just announced ten songs but they needed that extra… to push over the cliff!

They have revealed that GH III will be coming to PS2, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii with each console getting there own new exclusive wireless guitar to ‘rock out’ with! The exclusive Gibson guitars will have removable faceplates that will allow fans to personalize their guitars and make it their own, and a new button color design that will be integrated that Activision boast will give gamers an even greater authentic feel and rock experience.

A Gibson Guitar’s Les Paul model will be the battle axe of choice for all rock gods on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii. Things are however a bit different for PS2 rockers as they will be getting the classic Kramer guitar instead.

Of course great tracks are what make a Guitar Hero game fun to play and Neversoft seem to be off to a great start with the first eleven songs having a nice air of quality to them. It is also noticeable from the list that many of the new tracks will not be covers and the original tracks will be used in the game… some tracks however are listed as ‘made famous by’ meaning they will be covers. The first tracks are

– ‘Paint It Black’ by The Rolling Stones
– ‘Cherub Rock’ by Smashing Pumpkins
– ‘Sabotage’ by Beastie Boys
– ‘The Metal’ by Tenacious D
– ‘My Name is Jonas’ by Weezer
– ‘Knights of Cydonia’ by Muse
– ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’ as made famous by Kiss
– ‘School’s Out’ as made famous by Alice Cooper
– ‘Slow Ride’ as made famous by Fog Hat
– ‘Cult of Personality’ by Living Colour
– ‘Barracuda’ as made famous by Heart

“The development team at Neversoft has been exceptional, and we’ve been able to incorporate a host of fresh new online and multi-player game play modes, along with exciting content into this version of Guitar Hero that our fans have been asking for. Also, many of the top bands and songs we’ve tried to get in the past are now on board, and we’ve definitely got some giant aces in the hole to say the least,” said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane. “In addition, offering a new line of Gibson wireless guitars for each platform is going to truly add to the authentic rock star experience like no other.

The game is currently scheduled for release this autumn (or Fall if you are that way inclined) but a solid released date or price has still not been revelaed.