Aerosmith to become Guitar Heroes

"Love in an Elevator" rockers will get their very own installment in the popular franchise, set to be released in June.

Months after the cat first got out of the bag, Activision today confirmed Aerosmith will be the first band to get a Guitar Hero game all to themselves. Titled, unsurprisingly, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, the game is the first of the upcoming editions in the rhythm series promised during Activision's investor call last week to become reality.

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will follow the career of the band, from its first gig to playing packed out stadiums at the height of its fame and will feature a bounty of classic Aerosmith tracks, along with tracks from bands and artists that have performed with Aerosmith or were an inspiration to the band.

Real-life Aerosmith guitar legend Joe Perry commented, "It's great for rock since the record companies are struggling to make sense of how things are changing. Fans want to get and experience music in new formats--and there are going to be some of them who will play the game, then pick up the guitar for real and start bands."

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock owners will be able to download the Aerosmith track "Dream On" for the game for free to celebrate the upcoming game's release. It will be available for free on both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network between February 16 and 18.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 2. Neversoft is developing the PS3 and 360 versions, Vicarious Visions the Wii version, and Budcat the PS2 version. The game is expected to launch this June.

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Toggy20
Toggy20

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Toggy20
Toggy20

AC/DC,Eagles,April Wine,Boston,Guns and Roses,Ozzy etc... Yet again I'll say it won more Time,"Bring on the Rockin' Roll&The New $Toy'z$ with them."By Toy'z I mean all the Guitars,Amps,Drums,Bring the Brand Names and everything thats Rock and Roll!

Nannael
Nannael

I don't really think it should be Aerosmith. They had good music but not exactly the strongest guitar licks. I think it should be Guitar Hero: Led Zeppelin because Jimmy Page did alot of intense and different music styles and if Rock Band did it it would have to be Rock Band: The Who.

newfg311
newfg311

seems kinda stupid if you ask me....how about they finally get Maynard to allow them to use Tool in some of these games, that would be incredible

zeekx
zeekx

Aerosmith sucks majorly. Guys must have been reliving the glory days on some acid when they came up this crap idea. Then again Activision never really was a good company.

Toggy20
Toggy20

Aerosmith Are Rock Gods,First Slash and Bret Michaels in Guitar Hero 3 and Now Aero Smith too Become Guitar Heroes in there own game."Sweet" Keep them Coming..... Who is Next After all this?Bring on the Rockin' Roll&The New $Toy'z$ with them.

mrvercetti91
mrvercetti91

this would only be awesome if they released a few other gh: band games at the same time... just to be fair, to get people to stop b!tching and for an awesome variety

KoGfullmetal980
KoGfullmetal980

Dude, this will be a RENT ONLY game for me, it's just that...idk Aerosmith is not for me. Yeah, i know other bands will be on it...but i'll wait for GHIV to spend my money on...whenever that comes out.

solidusScott
solidusScott

I see this as a cheap way to increase song sales for the band and a cheap way for Activision to cash in on an already lucrative franchise. They could of done all this over content download.

killpop13
killpop13

ya i am sorry to say this but very few of u got this artical it is not just aerosmith it is bands that they toured with and some that inspired them so ya it is not just them to clear it up for some of u

SpideR_CentS
SpideR_CentS

I would rather have Guns n Roses, Rage, Disturbed, a host of others, but hey, the more songs the better

IOwnsGh2
IOwnsGh2

Common people. Actually read it! Its not just aerosmith... " Aerosmith tracks, along with tracks from bands and artists that have performed with Aerosmith or were an inspiration to the band. " Did you guys see that?? Aerosmith toured with metalica, guns n roses, acdc, some led zepplin and many classic rock bands. Dont just expect to see aerosmith...

Moony101
Moony101

It's limiting for sure, and Aerosmith had a couple great songs, but I wouldn't pay 50 or 60 bucks for it! The guys making the games have to know that not every single person on the planet is rich and carries around stacks of money. GH3 had some good songs, and so will this one, but it has no comparison to the prices the companies are throwing out.

JohnLuke132
JohnLuke132

they should make it zeppelin or AC/DC.these guys are cool but not legendary

Reaper1117
Reaper1117

I won't be getting this mainly for the fact that there is no variety in the songs, its all aerosmith. I like them, but when I'm playing Guitar Hero, or Rock band, or even Elite Beat Agents, I want different artists to keep me on my toes. Besides this is just an expansion pack it seems, basically Guitar Hero Encore: Aerosmith. We all know how bad Rock the 80's was right.

XxHammerFallxX
XxHammerFallxX

I love the approach of Aerosmith. a lot of ppl find it limiting (ex: see every single fcking comment lol) but i am a fan of aerosmith. I wouldnt get tired of it. theres a lot of great songs by them. but if they were to forget about walk this way or jaded i might kill em

nickwh
nickwh

This looks pretty cool, I just hope they don't make the game cost $50. They prabably will though. If they keep doing these band special guitar heroes I hope they make a Guns N' Roses one.

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

This should have been dowloadable content ONLY. No use releasing a full game for one band. This should have sold as a downloadable pack a la "full album downloads" for Rock Band.

smoresvscoco
smoresvscoco

this looks cool but im not a huge fan of aerosmith. like LordGavo said i would like to see a guitar hero:metallica.

SpyderWeiss
SpyderWeiss

Where's my Guitar Hero:U2/ Rock Band U2?

iJosh
iJosh

I don't think Aerosmith will be the only band in the game...check this out from the press release: "As fans progress through their careers in the game, they can rock out to scores of Aerosmith's greatest hits, as well as songs from celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way." There might be bonus songs from other bands, maybe that opened for Aerosmith or maybe that inspired them...that leaves it wide open for quite a few bands!

LordGavo
LordGavo

Good idea, but being limited to one band (Aerosmith?!) seems kind of a rip off if they sell it at full price. Now GH Metallica...

Phmall_Phill
Phmall_Phill

If you people are just buying the game for the music in the game, that's pretty dumb. THink about it most of the music in those games are crap anyway, so why're you arguing over Aerosmith? If you ask me, it's nothing but an improvement. Dire Straits should be in Guitar Hero, but you don't see me arguing about that.

ScottyMC69
ScottyMC69

The idea of a one-band game does seem rather limiting. Yes, it has other bands on there, but indeed the focus is on the "star" of this show. I would think that this would get boring really quickly unless the person was a die-hard fan who just can't get enough Aerosmith. Personally, I think this is a bad move. I agree that it would be better as a down-loadable add-on or expansion pack. It just doesn't seem like it would sell as many units as they are anticipating because they are overestimating the market for the appeal of one band. Also, to continue this model with other bands, the band would have to have the long-time popularity, continuity, and extensive catalog of Aerosmith, which is a rare band indeed; only the Rolling Stones immediately come to mind.

The_Praetor
The_Praetor

I do think the one band thing is strange. Particularly Aerosmith. There are so many other bands that have fantastic libraries that you could rock out to. Uh, Led Zeppelin anybody? Nontheless, I think it unwise to focus on one band. Even if it WERE Led Zeppelin.

caossbr
caossbr

MAYBE this game you will use drum and mic like rock band

breakdown84
breakdown84

Eh, I'm not sure if this is such a good idea, one band only? We shall have too wait and see. In the meantime, after the game is released, I'd like to see some or all of the tracks in this game featured as DLC for Guitar Hero III for those of us who enjoy some aerosmith but prefer a nice variety. Anybody agree with me?

shawnd0517
shawnd0517

This isn't a bad idea, but you can't expect to sell it at FULL PRICE! That's ridiculous! Especially for Aerosmith, who have only had maybe 3 ACTUAL rock songs come out since the 70's.

BLKCrystilMage
BLKCrystilMage

You guys really seem to like calling each other ten year olds.

DarkoAvenged
DarkoAvenged

This is by far the stupidest idea for a game I've ever seen. I love guitar hero just for the fact that they introduce new music to people that would have never heard these bands on there own. Also the fact that the songs are all challenging picking the songs with the best most creative riffs and solos. Seriously who is this going to sell too, old people (i'm 25 so its not just 10 yearolds complaining).... who is seriously excited to play all Aerosmith songs. Granted that I hate Aerosmith and think they are just cheesy pop rock. Even if it was a band that I loved to death I want diversity. This game is going to be as bad as that 80's version that they released most likely worse. Good job at sucking Guitar Hero, Rock Band already went to way of making POP music, to appease the morons that think they know what rock is. Oh well may the corporate hands strangle you till your dead, they should call this installment POP HERO. F-ing lame.

nrCooldude
nrCooldude

i dont like the one-band-only approach. i mean, yea, aerosmith's great, but just one band in a whole friggin' game? not a very intelligent step by activision. what about the potential customers who dont like aerosmith?

wiifan001
wiifan001

Guitar Hero based on just Aerosmith?! AWESOME!!!

Nene33
Nene33

AWESOME, I loved Quest for Fame(1995, the Original GH) for PC, and I can't wait to see a Joe Perry Les Paul controller.

Vampire_Turtle
Vampire_Turtle

Aerosmith are a good band, but I think a band like Metallica or Nirvana would sell alot more copies. I think this is the right direction for GH games to go, but they just need to be careful of which bands they choose to sell. - Vampire Turtle

Wakky66
Wakky66

Hm lets see Guitar Hero is marketed to what 10-20 year olds. About 1% out of that 10-20 likes Aerosmith. So anyone with an IQ over 5 can see this will not sell.

yourbeliefs
yourbeliefs

While i am a big Aerosmith fan.. I think I'd prefer this just be like a $20 add-on. I don't want to have to keep buying new GH games for major genre changes....

pfcwardog
pfcwardog

I think that it's a good idea, i mean come on it's good for those 10 year old who don't know anything about music, like the one that listen to 30 seconds to Fu** or stuff like that and it's just not gonna be aerosmith songs, there are going to be songs that have inspired the band and from bands that have played with aerosmith. I just hope it's like there're saying here and not just aerosmith songs cause that will be a real piece of Sh**.

nintendude009
nintendude009

Sounds good. I like the idea of single band focus. Now they just need to make a GH or Rock Band game for Queen and U2.

WassmannD
WassmannD

For all of you who maybe forgot to read the article be for posting it states"and will feature a bounty of classic Aerosmith tracks, along with tracks from bands and artists that have performed with Aerosmith or were an inspiration to the band. " considering thye have released something like 14 albums one can assume there would be 14 co lineing acts as well as14 opeaning acts. And who can say that they dont have 1000000 inspirations. My guess is 2 songs out of every set list will be areosmith origionals and maybe one cover by a more modern band.

Packfan104L4
Packfan104L4

God, you 10 year olds are so stupid sometimes. Maybe they didn't do Zeppelin since HE DOESN'T LICENSE HIS TRACKS!!!!!!!!!! Get it through your heads that it's not just Activision pulling artists and tracksout of midair. Like so many have said before: If you don't like it don't buy it. Also if you're 10, you wouldn't know classic rock if it hit you in the face. You think Zep, floyd and hendrix are the only classic rockers. Yea right...

TallicaFan2005
TallicaFan2005

This could be the end for Guitar Hero. Rock Band already destroys it, but Aerosmith? One band? When you get tired of the band the game goes in the trash, and now it's not even a fun party game (who wants to keep the same sound song after song???) Rock Band ftw.

spike94
spike94

I think it is pretty cool, because Aerosmith is a fantastic rock band. I would have liked to seen Led Zeppelin or Guns 'n Roses instead, but Aerosmith will be awesome. Aside from this game, there will be a Guitar Hero 4 for those of you that did not know that. Have a good one everybody and God bless you all.

d3r7y
d3r7y

Is this Guitar Hero's version of the downloadable albums? Hope not? Cause this SuCKS! They couldn't just made this as a downloadable bundle pack? This is almost like that Encores crap they threw at the PS2. Please don't tell me they plan on doing other games with just one main band?

ManOfTeal
ManOfTeal

It's hardly milking the franchise. It's an Aerosmith lover's dream, if you don't like it, don't buy it. I for one enjoy Guitar Hero, and I enjoy Aerosmith so I will be getting it for my 360 as soon as it is released. I just wish they would release Guitar Hero Rock the 80's edition for the 360.

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

No. If it was an expansion pack, ok. But just no.

iuns
iuns

Milkin the franchise, as per usual

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Dumb, dumb idea. Would've made more sense if it was an Aerosmith song or two in a normal GH game, but a GH that only features Aerosmith songs? Give me a friggin' break.