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Guitar Hero III shows its chops

Activision has just revealed the first details of the next version of Guitar Hero, which may or may not still be called Guitar Hero III.

The game will feature new play modes (including online multiplayer), wireless guitar controllers for all formats, downloadable content, more original recordings, and songs by the Rolling Stones, Muse, Heart and the Beastie Boys.

Activision's clout as publisher has got new Guitar Hero developers Neversoft better deals with record companies, and the game should feature many more actual artist recordings this time around. The following seven tracks will all appear in their original glory:

* Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
* Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
* Sabotage - Beastie Boys
* The Metal - Tenacious D
* My Name is Jonas - Weezer
* Knights of Cydonia - Muse
* Cult of Personality - Living Colour

Meanwhile these four will turn up in "as made famous by" cover version form:

* Rock And Roll All Nite - Kiss
* School's Out - Alice Cooper
* Slow Ride - Fog Hat
* Barracuda - Heart

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Bebedora3719d ago

a good game to make multi-platform without sacrificing anything.

One of very few. Of course, they could have filled a full Blu-Ray of songs to rock at. ;)

sticky doja3719d ago

All of those songs f'n rock! I am so stoked to get my hands on the next installment of GH. I just wish Microsoft would have let the them have wireless controllers for GH2. That was bull, I never had one single wired controller for my 360 till the Explorer guitar.

Weed3719d ago (Edited 3719d ago )

Man I can't wait for this game. GH = pwnness, Nice to see them getting the original songs this time around. Some of the covers in GH2 made my ears bleed. I pray for Online Pro-Face-Off.

cdawson3719d ago

Meh....get better songs, MORE METAL.

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL3718d ago (Edited 3718d ago )

The more METAL the BETTER! =P Beastie Boys???

Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Slipknot, AC/DC, Lamb of God, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Kentucky Headhunters, Motley Crue, Elvis, Kiss, Primus, God Smack, W.A.S.P, Megadeth, fill the blanks... ROCK-ON, DUDES.

Siesser3719d ago (Edited 3719d ago )

Knights of Cydonia! That is my favorite Muse song; I'm happy :-)I'm surprised they didn't go with Hysteria though... that would have been such a fun base-line for co-op.

RedSeven3719d ago

Agreed. This song is amazing. I think it will be interesting to see what they can do with this song. Kind of sounds like Queen at some points too.

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