- "Minus Celsius," by Backyard Babies
- "Hier Kommt Alex," by Die Toten Hosen
- "In the Belly of a Shark," by Gallows
- "I'm in the Band," by The Hellacopters
- "Avalancha," by Heroes Del Silencio
- "Take This Life," by In Flames
- "Ruby," by Kaiser Chiefs
- "Closer," by Lacuna Coil
- "Generation Rock," by Revolverheld
- "Mauvais Garcon," by NAAST
- "Radio Song," by Superbus
The gloves are off folks, after yesterday's revelation that Rock Band and Guitar Hero III would definitely be sharing songs, there was really only one other question that needed answering: what about Metallica? We know Metallica is in Rock Band, but what about Guitar Hero III? That question has been answered and answered well. As it turns out, Guitar Hero III will not only feature Metallica -- the news was slipped during an Activision conference call -- but the song to be featured is "One," and what's more, it's a master track. Metallica fans couldn't ask for much better than that. If the end result of having two competing music games is more awesome tracks for both of them, then we say bring on the competition.
Activision has announced the addition of 6 more tracks to Guitar Hero III. The new tracks consist of both newer bands like AFI and Queens of the Stone Age and classic groups like Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult. Check out the new tracks below.
- "Miss Murder," by AFI
- "3's and 7's," by Queens of the Stone Age
- "Raining Blood," by Slayer
- "Reptillia," by The Strokes
- "Paranoid," as made famous by Black Sabbath
- "Cities on Flame," as made famous by Blue Oyster Cult
- "Mississippi Queen," as made famous by Mountain
The pleas of Guitar Hero fans everywhere have been answered. Yes, DragonForce will finally be featured in a Guitar Hero title, specifically Guitar Hero III. The fancy lads at ScoreHero have uncovered several new groups to be featured in the game including:
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Suck my Kiss"
- ZZ Top -- "La Grange"
- Iron Maiden -- "Number of the Beast"
- DragonForce -- "Through the Fire and Flames"
If you've been keeping track, this would be the second batch of DLC we've seen since April. We're not experts, but we're not sure that qualifies as the most DLC for any 360 game evar.
Unfortunately, the videos of Guitar Hero III we showed you at the end of May are no longer available on YouTube. Gametrailers fortunately came to the rescue and put up the first minute or so of Foghat's "Slow Ride" on Expert difficulty. It definitely looks pretty and leaves us only wanting more. Hopefully we're get more details on the song list, possible online multiplayer, or when the wireless Les Paul will be available. Where does this stand on your holiday wishlist?
[Thanks, Adam Wessel]
Yup, these are videos of Guitar Hero III. Yup, they look pretty much like Guitar Hero II (and Guitar Hero I for that matter). Of course, no one really cares do they? It's Guitar Hero! With that said, there are some small differences worth noting. First of all, the character models look like they've received some new-gen love and are more detailed. The HUD has some slight graphical tweaks as well, though none of them seem to affect gameplay. The star power meter has been replaced with a series of light bulbs. As you fill the meter, more of them light up. They slowly fade out once star power is activated. In addition to displaying your current multiplier, the left side of the HUD now keeps track of how many notes you've hit consecutively. Frankly, we'd like the ability to turn that feature off, as it could add undue stress to achieving those perfect runs. You'll find another video embedded after the break. Check it out and tell us what you think.
As we're still struggling to crank out perfect scores on Hard difficulty in Guitar Hero II, Activision goes and announces a whole slew of new tracks coming to Guitar Hero III. Seriously, just look at all these damned tracks (which we have politely lifted from Joystiq)!
- "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 Foghat)
- "Cult of Personality" (by Living Colour)
- "Barracuda" (as made famous by Heart)
So, what's your favorite song on the list?
Red Octane's advice? Buy directly from the Red Octane store. If you just have to have Guitar Hero II (and honestly, you do), ordering from Red Octane may be your only hope. Be warned though, shipping costs are not cheap.
Red Octane, being very stealth like, released an auto update for Guitar Hero II early this morning fixing everyone's whammy bar woes. The other day, we learned that people's broken whammy bars weren't a result of malfunctioning hardware, but were software based. Red Octane said that whammy bar problems were being caused by a chunk of anti-cheating dev code that they added late in the development cycle. So, the newly released auto update fixes this code problem and whammy bars the world over can go back to whammying. Fire up your copy of Guitar Hero II, download the update, and whammy until your heart is content.
Now, we just have to get Red Octane to acknowledge that they over priced GH II's DLC and fix that whole mess. But we'll deal with that next week.