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Guitar Hero II

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Red Octane
Developer: Harmonix

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'Guitar Hero II' (X360) Gets Xbox Live Update, Fixes Whammy Problem

by Rainier on April 14, 2007 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT

Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Guitar Hero SG Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

The franchise that has rocked the video game industry is set to go on another highly-anticipated world tour this spring, and fans will now enjoy sharply remodeled HD visuals for the next-gen platform, and be able to shred their new Gibson-shaped X-Plorer axes to impressively pulsating audio sweetness on the Xbox 360.

Providing exciting rock venues, characters, guitars, and play modes, Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360 allows players the opportunity to unlock achievement points, download themes, picture packs, and most importantly, new songs through Xbox Live Marketplace. An intuitive online leaderboard feature will also be utilized through Xbox Live, allowing competitive Guitar Heroes to track their high scores and share bragging rights with their friends and other top rock gods.

Included on the 360 version of Guitar Hero II will be an additional 10 songs, and the initial list of tracks includes:

  • Billion Dollar Babies (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
  • Hush (as made famous by Deep Purple)
  • Dead! (by My Chemical Romance)
  • Life Wasted (as made famous by Pearl Jam)
  • Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo (as made famous by Rick Derringer)
  • Possum Kingdom (Toadies)
  • Salvation (Rancid)
  • The Trooper (Iron Maiden)

The two other, yet unannounced songs, will have to be unlocked during gameplay.

"Guitar Hero is all about feeling like a rock star, and we're adding to the experience by offering our fans an exciting pipeline of new songs, fun and exclusive downloadable content, and the opportunity to see who rocks hardest with an online leaderboard," said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane. "The expansive capabilities of the Xbox 360 will allow us to provide a consistent stream of fresh new content to our fans, and we plan on fully supporting these efforts."

Guitar Hero II, published by RedOctane, is now available for the Xbox 360.


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