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Guitar Hero: World Tour

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Neversoft
Release Date: Oct. 26, 2008

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'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) to Get New Bruce Springsteen Tracks, for Free

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 11:57 a.m. PST

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4).

Guitar Hero World Tour will transform music gaming by marrying Guitar Hero’s exhilarating guitar gameplay, with a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with revolutionary new online and offline gameplay modes. The game will feature a slick newly redesigned guitar, a genuine electronic drum kit and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock and roll anthems, along with online Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands.”

Delivering the largest on-disc set list in a music-rhythm game to-date, Guitar Hero World Tour is comprised entirely of master recordings from some of the greatest classic and modern rock bands of all-time including Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Sublime and many more. Additionally, the game will offer significantly more localized downloadable music than ever before on all of the next-generation consoles. Budding rock stars will also be given creative license to fully customize everything from their characters’ appearance and instruments to their band’s logo and album covers.

Coinciding with the release of his new album, Working on a Dream (Columbia Records), the two-song Track Pack will be available for download simultaneously with the album's release on January 27, 2009. The Track Pack, which features the iconic Springsteen song "Born to Run" and "My Lucky Day," a brand-new track off his new album, Working on a Dream, will be free to download during the first week of the album's release.

"Bruce Springsteen has been a defining force in Rock 'n Roll and we are incredibly excited to have him make his video game debut with Guitar Hero World Tour," said Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.

Springsteen's longtime manager Jon Landau said, "Activision has been a leader in getting music to the public in new ways and we are very happy to have them making these two songs available to their audience."

The Bruce Springsteen Track Pack will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Store and as singles for Wii for free between January 27, 2009, and February 4, 2009. Starting February 5, 2009, the Track Pack will be available on Xbox 360 for 320 Microsoft Points, on the PS3 for $3.99 and as singles on Wii for 200 Wii Points each.

In addition to a newly designed more responsive guitar controller and microphone, Guitar Hero World Tour will deliver the most realistic drum experience ever in a video game with an authentic electronic drum kit. Featuring three drum pads, two raised cymbals and a bass kick pedal, the drum controller combines larger and quieter, velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction to deliver authentic bounce back and is easy to set up, move, break down and store.

Guitar Hero World Tour is cranking it to 11 by featuring several of the most influential instrument and equipment brands in the music industry. Gamers can score in-game sponsorships and gear from Ampeg, Audio-Technica, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Evans Drumheads, Guitar Center, Krank Amplification, Mackie, Marshall, Orange County Drum & Percussion, Pork Pie Percussion, Regal Tip, Sabian cymbals, Vox and Zildjian drumsticks.

In addition to featuring products, the game lets virtual bands play on the same stage as many of their favorite musicians with digital re-creations of Amoeba Music, Live Nation’s House of Blues® Sunset Strip and San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

Activision announced the Mii Freestyle gameplay mode for the Wii version of Guitar Hero World Tour, which invites Wii gamers to use their Mii avatars to create in-game music and learn how to play the game in an easy and fun way. Players can learn to play riffs to some classic songs or freestyle to their own creations using the guitar controller or utilize the Wii remote and Nunchuk as air drums.

Complete track/band list :

  1. 311 - “Beautiful Disaster”
  2. 30 Seconds To Mars - “The Kill”
  3. Airbourne - “Too Much Too Young”
  4. The Allman Brothers Band - “Ramblin' Man”
  5. Anouk - “Good God”
  6. The Answer - “Never Too Late”
  7. At The Drive-In - “One Armed Scissor”
  8. Beastie Boys - “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
  9. Beatsteaks - “Hail to the Freaks”
  10. Billy Idol - “Rebel Yell”
  11. Black Label Society - “Stillborn”
  12. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Weapon of Choice”
  13. blink-182 - “Dammit”
  14. Blondie - “One Way or Another”
  15. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - “Hollywood Nights”
  16. Bon Jovi - “Livin’ On A Prayer”
  17. Bullet For My Valentine - “Scream Aim Fire”
  18. Coldplay - “Shiver”
  19. Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Up Around The Bend”
  20. The Cult - “Love Removal Machine”
  21. Dinosaur Jr. - “Feel The Pain”
  22. The Doors - “Love Me Two Times”
  23. Dream Theater - “Pull Me Under”
  24. The Eagles - “Hotel California”
  25. The Enemy - “Aggro”
  26. Filter - “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
  27. Fleetwood Mac - “Go Your Own Way”
  28. Foo Fighters - “Everlong”
  29. The Guess Who - “American Woman”
  30. Hush Puppies - “You're Gonna Say Yeah!”
  31. Interpol - “Obstacle 1”
  32. Jane's Addiction - “Mountain Song”
  33. Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze (Live)”
  34. Jimi Hendrix - “The Wind Cries Mary”
  35. Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle”
  36. Joe Satriani - “Satch Boogie”
  37. Kent - “Vinternoll2”
  38. Korn - “Freak On A Leash”
  39. Lacuna Coil - “Our Truth”
  40. Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
  41. Linkin Park - “What I've Done”
  42. The Living End - “Prisoner of Society”
  43. Los Lobos - “La Bamba”
  44. Lost Prophets - “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”
  45. Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”
  46. Mars Volta - “L'Via L'Viaquez”
  47. MC5’s Wayne Kramer - “Kick Out The Jams”
  48. Metallica - “Trapped Under Ice”
  49. Michael Jackson - “Beat It”
  50. Modest Mouse - “Float On”
  51. Motörhead - “Overkill”
  52. Muse - “Assassin”
  53. Negramaro - “Nuvole e Lenzuola”
  54. Nirvana - “About a Girl (Unplugged)”
  55. No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
  56. NOFX - “Soul Doubt”
  57. Oasis - “Some Might Say”
  58. Ozzy Osbourne - “Crazy Train”
  59. Ozzy Osbourne - “Mr. Crowley”
  60. Paramore - “Misery Business”
  61. Pat Benatar - “Heartbreaker”
  62. R.E.M. - “The One I Love”
  63. Radio Futura - “Escuela De Calor”
  64. Rise Against - “Re-Education Through Labor”
  65. Sex Pistols - “Pretty Vacant”
  66. Silversun Pickups - “Lazy Eye”
  67. Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
  68. Steely Dan - “Do It Again”
  69. Steve Miller Band - “The Joker”
  70. Sting - “Demolition Man (Live)”
  71. The Stone Roses - “Love Spreads”
  72. Stuck In The Sound - “Toy Boy”
  73. Sublime - “Santeria”
  74. Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
  75. System of a Down - “B.Y.O.B.”
  76. Ted Nugent - “Stranglehold”
  77. Ted Nugent’s Original Guitar Duel Recording
  78. Tokio Hotel - “Monsoon”
  79. Tool - “Parabola”
  80. Tool - “Schism”
  81. Tool - “Vicarious”
  82. Trust - “Antisocial”
  83. Van Halen - “Hot For Teacher”
  84. Willie Nelson - “On The Road Again”
  85. Wings - “Band on the Run”
  86. Zakk Wylde’s Original Guitar Duel Recording

Guitar Hero World Tour delivers more ways to play than ever before. Virtual musicians can live out their rock and roll fantasies by playing either a single instrument, or any combination of instruments, in addition to the full band experience. In addition to all of the online gameplay modes from Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero World Tour introduces Battle of the Bands mode which allows eight players to join online and challenge each other band-to-band to determine who is the best of the best. In the Band modes, up to four players can jam together, online or off, as they progress through the game, and in single-player Career Mode, players can jam on any of the instruments in branching venue progression enabling them to rock out in the order of their choice.

The game’s innovative new Music Studio lets players express their musical creativity by giving them access to a full compliment of tools to create digital music from scratch, utilizing all of the instruments, and then play their compositions in the game. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download their unique compositions and play them.


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