Nintendo Wii News | Guitar Hero III Detailed

By Jorge Ba-oh 26.07.2007 21

Various details from the upcoming Guitar Hero have surfaced, including characters and some new tracks added to the setlist.

Score Hero attended Neversoft's Southern California offices for a playtest of the upcoming game, revealing some interesting tidbits:

Characters

  • Axel Steel
  • Casey Lynch
  • Grim Ripper
  • Izzy Sparks
  • Johnny Napalm
  • Judy Nails
  • Lars Umlaut
  • Xavier Stone
  • Midori (new)
  • Slash (legend)

Venues

  • Backyard Bash
  • Mitch's Moose Lounge
  • Video Shoot
  • Ye Olde Royal Odeon
  • Shanker's Island
  • Desert Rock Tour
  • Kaiju Megadome
  • Lou's Inferno
Four new songs were also announced, in addition to the previously confirmed line-up:
  • Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Master Track!)
  • La Grange - ZZ Top
  • Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden (Master Track!!)
  • Through The Fire And Flames - Dragonforce (Master Track!!!)
  • Alice Cooper - School's Out
  • Beastie Boys - Sabotage (Master)
  • Foghat - Slowride
  • Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle (Master)
  • Heart - Barracuda
  • Kiss - Rock N Roll All Nite
  • Living Colour - Cult of Personality (Master)
  • Muse - Knights of Cydonia (Master)
  • Pearl Jam - Evenflow (Master)
  • Priestess - Lay Down (Master)
  • Rolling Stones - Paint it Black (Master)
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (Master)
  • Tenacious D - The Metal (Master)
  • The Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
  • Weezer - My Name is Jonas (Master)
Be sure to stick around for updates...

Box art for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Developer

Vicarious Visions

Publisher

Activision

Genre

Rhythm

Players

2

C3 Score

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Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (13 Votes)

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"Through The Fire And Flames - Dragonforce (Master Track!!!) "

YAY! Looking forward to this game.

Too bad nobody will care, because Rock Band will rock the hell out of GH 3.

It's also considerably more expensive.

right, knighty. GH may be Rock Band light.
There are some excellent tracks there!
What do exclamation marks after Master Track mean? Master Track!!! And why different number of them?

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

Laurelin said:
right, knighty. GH may be Rock Band light.There are some excellent tracks there!What do exclamation marks after Master Track mean? Master Track!!! And why different number of them?

I dont think it matters...what im more inclined to ask is wtf does Master Track mean exactly? Are those just the harder of the songs?




"Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." Deviantart Profile-||-Myspace

'Master Track' means that the song in the game is the actual master recording from the studio. If you recall, most of the songs from the previous GH games were covers. This is because they need the guitar and bass tracks seperate from the rest of the song, and not just the CD of it, where it's all on one track. To do this, they need to obtain the master tape from the record company.

In the past, this has seldom been done, and it was just easier to get a cover band re-record the songs. However, GH is becoming really popular now, and has enough clout to get hold of master tapes. So basically, as far as you'll be concerned, this just means more original versions of songs. Not that the covers were bad on the previous games, by any means. just that nothings ever as good as the original. Unless it's a crazy live version which is loads better, of course Smilie

Dragonforce on the game is gonna be great, I actually like Guitar Hero's list alot better than Rock Band's, hell the only songs on Rock Band I'm really like are Metallica and Black Sabbath. Next song I want on Guitar Hero:

Back in Black by AD/DC

The Will of One by The Protomen

just about any song made by Dethklok

Master Of Puppets by Metallica


JustJoe:

Star for AC/DC, although I'd suggest Whole Lotta Rosie, Let There Be Rock, Go Down and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Any of these been on previous GH games?

"This man has advanced communist views ... He dresses in a bohemian fashion both at his office and in his leisure hours."

I'm so glad this finally coming to Wii. Sounds like a good playlist, I'm excited.

Slowride, take it easy....

TAG: That American Guy

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18

Whooo i can play some of those on my guitar!

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

Lars Umlaut

lol

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

jb said:
Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
Tenacious D - The Metal
Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
Only ones I like the sound of really. Games like this almost never have decent music though, so 4 songs is good. Never actually heard the Tenacious D one but... It's Tenacious D... How could it be bad?

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

Pretty shite track list so far, even with Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Gunners, Stones and KISS. Still, that's not final and there'll be heaps more songs to come.

Dr_R said:
JustJoeSmilietar for AC/DC, although Id suggest Whole Lotta Rosie, Let There Be Rock, Go Down and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Any of these been on previous GH games?

I wouldn't be at all surprised if an AC/DC track showed up on GHIII. Add to Dr-R's list Riff Raff or For Those About to Rock (We Salute You). For Those About to Rock would probably be better suited for Rock Band, it would go off.

JustJoe said
I actually like Guitar Hero's list alot better than Rock Band's

Smilie

[b]"(Don't Fear) The Reaper"

"(Don't Fear) The Reaper"




"Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." Deviantart Profile-||-Myspace

AC DC (high way to hell) all the way and even some led zepplin or what about Rage Against the Machine. If i was to make a list, they would be in it.

Some good tracks there, especially In Bloom by Nirvana. I will likely get GH3 as well as RB depending on how much all the kit costs, it does look like it may be expensive, with considerable additional cost to come after getting it. {LS]

Megadanxzero said:
jb said:Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili PeppersNumber Of The Beast - Iron MaidenTenacious D - The MetalGuns N Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
Only ones I like the sound of really. Games like this almost never have decent music though, so 4 songs is good. Never actually heard the Tenacious D one but... Its Tenacious D... How could it be bad?

Indeedydoodydoo^^ The Metal is an awesome track, imo x3!

And Smilie @ Through the Fire and Flames! That's gonna be one fun song to playSmilie

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

personally, guitar hero 3 is looking better than rock band
guitar hero is fun because it has a simple concept,
look at rock band, there is way too much equipment, and it is way too pricey
soundtrace-wise, i also think guitar hero 3 will be better.. i have a feeling queens of the stone age go with the flow will be on both games (speculation)
in conclusion GH3 will be >>> RB

Meh, I got bored of Guitar Hero now. Was really fun for awhile, but now the concept just bores me to tears. Once you get to the point where you realize it's just a plastic stick with buttons, and you're just pressing the buttons to correspond to on-screen stuff, kind of makes it feel less cool.

Oni-Ninja said:
Meh, I got bored of Guitar Hero now. Was really fun for awhile, but now the concept just bores me to tears. Once you get to the point where you realize its just a plastic stick with buttons, and youre just pressing the buttons to correspond to on-screen stuff, kind of makes it feel less cool.

How is playing a glorified version of air guitar cool in the first place?Smilie It's just fun^^

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

Ino Faust said:
Oni-Ninja said:Meh, I got bored of Guitar Hero now. Was really fun for awhile, but now the concept just bores me to tears. Once you get to the point where you realize its just a plastic stick with buttons, and youre just pressing the buttons to correspond to on-screen stuff, kind of makes it feel less cool.
How is playing a glorified version of air guitar cool in the first place?Smilie Its just fun^^

When your this kid Smilie




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