Though most of the juicy details already came out via Nintendo Power, it's now totally official: Guitar Hero 6 is coming--and it's in the form of Neversoft's Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. According to the press release blasted this morning, Warriors of Rock will boast a few fresh features that might separate it from the rest of the Guitar Hero herd, namely, the "all-new, story-driven Quest Mode," its Quick Play+ feature, and its redesigned "rock-inspired" guitar. The game will feature, as always, a tracklist of guitar-driven songs (more on that later), drop-in and out party play, and the usual set of instruments: drums, bass, microphone, and guitar.
Former KISS bassist and all-around disgusting dude, Gene Simmons, will be the narrator of the game's Quest Mode which has players stopping a mystical brute named "The Beast" from destroying rock and roll. The mode will have realistic venues, like the CBGB, but it will also have cartoon-inspired fantasy settings like "molten fields of lava." Quest Mode also has its own original song written by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine called "Sudden Death."
== TEASER ==
In addition to all of that information, Activision busted out a partial track listing for Warriors of Rock which includes artists KISS, The Cure, Rammstein, and Muse. Here's that.
- 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”
- ΖΖ Top -- “Sharp Dressed Man (Live)”
If you're still wondering about the guitar, so am I. No assets for it were released, but it's described as a "show-stopper" by Activision. I wonder if it can accidentally eat bats...
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is slated for release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.