'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' continues to build on Guitar Hero's successful easy to play, but difficult to master gameplay mechanic to take the series to a whole new level. With master tracks from legendary bands like Sex Pistols, Guns 'N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Metallica, and Pearl Jam, 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' sports the greatest soundtrack to ever find its way into a videogame.
Vastly improved graphics immerse gamers into their rock arenas and heighten their visual experience while the new wireless Gibson guitar controllers allow the players to channel their inner guitar gods. The arcade-inspired battle mode, expanded co-op career and boss battles add depth and extend gameplay for countless hours of shred time.
# Crank it up to 11 and get ready to rock - Featuring over 70% master recordings, spanning over 40 years of music across many rock genres, Guitar Hero fans have the opportunity to shred to one of the greatest compilations of music ever. Adding to the track list are some of the most legendary European anthems with a vast array of downloadable content post-launch. From Metallica to Muse and Rolling Stones to Rage Against the Machine, 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' offers up a truly legendary set list.
# Truly exclusive music - Multiple tracks that can only be found in the game include guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello contributing original guitar riffs for their boss battles. Also, the Sex Pistols re-entered the studio for the first time in 30 years to re-record Anarchy in the U.K. providing 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' an original recording not available anywhere else. Additionally, Living Colour re-recorded their Grammy Award winning Cult of Personality adding a solo that left legendary guitarist Vernon Reid grunting.
# An authentic look and feel - Improving the graphics from the ground up have created a more intense visual element giving guitar heroes the sense of performing on their own rock stage. Slash, Tom Morello and Bret Michaels spent hours in motion capture suits so that their movements and styles were translated perfectly to their in-game characters. Venue light shows have been coordinated for each song along with choreographing the animations for each band member. Ultra-detailed textures in the fictional characters and multiple outfits give the option of customizing the guitarist to meet everyone's inner grunge, punk, metal or anything in between.
# Rock this way - The arcade-inspired battle mode adds a new dimension to the Guitar Hero franchise. The idea isn't necessarily to hit the most notes, but rather hit the right ones and learn the nuances of using the power-up attacks. With Guitar Battle, Star Power sequences are replaced with Battle Power sequences. Hit every note in the Battle Power sequence and receive a power-up that can be used to attack the competition.
# You've got to beat the best, to be the best - Battle mode lends itself to the boss battles featuring Slash and Tom Morello. After defeating a boss, unlock them as a playable character and continue to the encore for the set list, which is a master recording of one of their most legendary songs. After defeating Slash, the next performance is Welcome to the Jungle and Slash stays on stage to play with the gamer. Likewise for Tom Morello and the hard-hitting Bulls on Parade.
# It takes two - Taking the co-op experience to the next level is the new Co-op Career mode giving guitar heroes the chance to progress through their career with a friend. Since not all songs play well for both the lead and bass tracks, only the best songs are pulled from the single player career mode with six co-op career exclusive encore songs.
# Rockin' around the world - Compete head-to-head in any of the competitive game modes online to prove who the most legendary guitar hero really is. Or, for those looking for a more friendly experience, shred to a few tracks on the lead or the bass in co-op online.
# Dude, where's my wire? - Wireless guitars on the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii will have the Gibson Les Paul guitar shape, while the PS2 will be receiving a new design in the Gibson Kramer Striker shape.
# Axe innovation - All guitars will have detachable necks for easier portability as well as storage. Adding a new level of personalization to the Les Paul Guitar controllers are interchangeable faceplates giving guitar heroes the opportunity to show their style via their instrument.
Over 70 songs, including
# Beastie Boys - Sabotage
# Living Colour - Cult of Personality
# Muse - Knights of Cydonia
# Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
# Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
# Tenacious D - The Metal
# Weezer - My Name is Jonas
# Pearl Jam - Evenflow
# Priestess - Lay Down
# Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
# Dragonforce - Through Fire and Flames
# Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
# Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
# AFI - Miss Murder
# Queens of the Stone Age 3's and 7's
# Slayer - Raining Blood
# The Strokes - Reptillia
# Backyard Babies - Minus Celsius
# Die Toten Hosen - Hier Kommt Alex
# Gallows - In the Belly of a Shark
# Hellacopters - I'm in the Band
# Heroes Del Silencio - Avalancha
# In Flames - Take This Life
# Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
# Lacuna Coil - Closer
# Revolverhead - Generation Rock
# Naast - Mauvais Garcon
# Superbus - Radio Song
# Matchbook Romance - Monsters
# Slipknot - Before I Forget
# Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
# Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
# Brett Michaels Band - Go That Far
# An Endles Sporadic - Impulse
# Dope - Nothing For Me Here
# The Fall of Troy - F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.
# Killswitch Engage - My Curse
# L.A. Slumlords - Down and Dirty
# Lions - Metal Heavy Lady
# Prototype - The Way it Ends
# Rise Against - Prayer of the Refugee
# Scouts of St. Sebastien - In Love
# Senses Fail - Can't Be Saved
# The Sleeping - Don't Hold Back
# Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the U.K.
# Aerosmith - Same Old Song and Dance
# Bloc Party - Helicopter
# Disturbed - Stricken
# The Killers - When You Were Young