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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) April DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on March 24, 2009 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT

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.

Gamers will have no shortage of new songs to rock out to on Guitar Hero World Tour with downloadable music from five distinctive rock bands. The Pixies make their Guitar Hero debut; returning veterans Silversun Pickups will release two brand-new songs off their sophomore album, prior to its release; Nirvana returns for a downloadable encore with three additional hits; while Motorhead and Steely Dan, each with singles featured on Guitar Hero World Tour's on-disc set list, make a resounding return.

On April 2nd, fans will be introduced to The Pixies' alternative rock music for the first time ever in a Guitar Hero game. Virtual musicians will experience two singles from The Pixies' second album, Doolittle, with "Debaser" and the highly successful "Monkey Gone to Heaven," along with "The Sad Punk" from Trompe le Monde, their fourth and final full-length studio album.

Gamers will be able to get an exclusive taste of Silversun Pickups' new music before their release of their second album, Swoon, on April 14 with "Panic Switch" and "It's Nice to Know You Work Alone." "Well Thought Out Twinkles" from their breakthrough album, Carnavas, will round out the Track Pack, available on April 9th.

Returning to Guitar Hero World Tour on April 16th is the popular rock band from the '70s, Steely Dan. This time around, the band will contribute one single each from three of their albums - "Black Friday" from Katy Lied, "Kid Charlemagne" from The Royal Scam and "Bodhisattva" from Countdown to Ecstasy.

For download on April 23rd, British hard rock band, Motorhead, re-recorded new versions of "Jailbait," "Love Me Like a Reptile," and "Iron Fist" for Guitar Hero World Tour.

With their second downloadable Track Pack, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl of Nirvana will be returning to Guitar Hero World Tour on April 30th with "Very Ape" from In Utero, "Sappy" from the No Alternative compilation and "Stay Away" from their breakthrough, first major label album, Nevermind.

The Track Packs will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation Store for $5.49. All songs in the Track Packs will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, on PS3 for $1.99 and 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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