Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock shredding 90+ tracks, new guitar

Black Sabbath, Queen, ZZ Top, more lead set list for Activision, Neversoft's rock-heavy rhythm game, due Sept. on 360, PS3, Wii.

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Word on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock has been dribbling out since the beginning of last week, when a listing for the game was spotted in online retailers' databases. Activision, Neversoft, and Vicarious Visions' latest rhythm rocker subsequently received a formal reveal in Nintendo Power magazine. And just in case that wasn't official enough, Activision today announced Warriors of Rock will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii this September.

In terms of new information, Activision offered a first glimpse at the game's on-disc tracklist. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will include more than 90 tracks on disc, and gamers can also download some 500 songs from the Guitar Hero Music Library. Of note, Warriors of Rock features an original track from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, titled "Sudden Death."

War pigs apparently play the guitar.

Other rock greats slated to appear include Black Sabbath, Queen, Def Leppard, The Rolling Stones, and ZZ Top, and Warriors of Rock will include a mix of live and studio recordings. A full list of tracks thus far announced for the game can be found below.

Additionally, Activision said today that Warriors of Rock will ship with a new guitar controller inspired by the game's art style and "specifically made for shredding." The publisher offered no additional details (or images) of the new peripheral.

As previously detailed by Nintendo Power, Neversoft will be developing the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of the game, with Vicarious Visions taking its cues from the developer for the Wii installment. Hard rock will be the emphasis of this year's title--one of only two rhythm games from Activision this year--and the studio has underlined this point by signing on Kiss frontman Gene Simmons to serve as narrator for the game's story mode.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock partial set list:
AFI - "Dancing Through Sunday"
Avenged Sevenfold - "Bat Country"
Black Sabbath - "Children of the Grave"
Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?"
Children of Bodom - "If You Want Peace… Prepare for War"
The Cure - "Fascination Street"
Def Leppard - "Pour Some Sugar on Me (Live)"
Dethklok - "Bloodlines"
DragonForce - "Fury of the Storm"
Drowning Pool - "Bodies"
Foo Fighters - "No Way Back"
Foreigner - "Feels Like the First Time"
Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
Kiss - "Love Gun"
Megadeth - "Sudden Death"
Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne - "Paranoid (Live)"
Muse - "Uprising"
My Chemical Romance - "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"
Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Rammstein - "Waidmanns Heil"
The Rolling Stones - "Stray Cat Blues"
Silversun Pickups - "There's No Secrets This Year"
Slayer - "Chemical Warfare"
ZZ Top - "Sharp Dressed Man (Live)"

Discussion

248 comments
Black_Adder_
Black_Adder_

When I read it includes Black Sabbath, I was like "well, maybe I should try some rock-heavy rhythm game at last". Then I found out they have "Children of the grave" only?!?! Unless it will have Sweat leaf, Hole in the sky, Megalomania, Wheels of confusion, Hand of doom or at least Iron man it's not worth it. Now I have to listen to "Past lives" CD 2 to calm myself (got really frustrated while writing this).

kko96
kko96

@SlowMotionKarma: I feel much more like playing music when i play guitar hero. OK- some songs are a bit overcharted, with piano parts and stuff. But at least they're not undercharted like very many of the rock band songs. PLUS- i like the guitar hero controllers much better than the rock band ones....

rayza212
rayza212

@ Spahettificator you obviously haven't played Van Halen. "I Want It All" is in that game

centruroides
centruroides

id get this, im more used to GH gameplay, drums and guitar, and 90 plus songs r a lot, besides, dragonforce and children of bodom r good challenges

mrcoleman1991
mrcoleman1991

Not muses best rock song by a long shot At least theres Rammstein!

elglebo
elglebo

still waiting on at least one biffy clyro song they are made for these games!!!!!!

Spahettificator
Spahettificator

@ Wazzup619 Sadly, that is never gonna happen. Jimmy Page very rarely gives out permission for Led Zep songs to be used and he said that he thought it ridiculous that people would think to play Bonzo's drum parts on a plastic kit. I actually agree with him on that, I've been learning to play "Good Times, Bad Times" and think it would be an insult to put that masterful drum beat onto a plastic gaming peripheral

Spahettificator
Spahettificator

Why Bohemian Rhapsody? Are they gonna make people play the Piano part on Guitar, like they've done in countless other songs? If you're gonna put a Queen song on put on "I Want It All" which is actually a Guitar driven track

lightleggy
lightleggy

they ruin it with MCR and AFI...

DeliriumLP16
DeliriumLP16

I just started reading this and almost wondered why game sites even report this stuff anymore. Haven't we seen it all before? I'm waiting for the article that just says..."Alright, we give up."

Nosferatu2894
Nosferatu2894

Needs more cowbell. @wazzup619 It's a sad, sad day for music when that comment gets two thumbs down.

thorughfire
thorughfire

A lot of great songs featured in this, Finally they get back to what made them good. I cant wait to buy this.

RojoBear24
RojoBear24

supergamer1112, your stupid. This set list is the best I've seen so far.

Kashmiro
Kashmiro

wow, I wasn't going to buy this one but... Avenged Sevenfold, Children of Bodom, Dethklok, DragonForce, Megadeth, Muse, Rammstein, Queen. I could name more, I like every band that is on that list. Great Songs.

Trogeton
Trogeton

I like the small list above.. butt WOOOOOOW.. 90+ songs.. and new guitar.. wow.. total smash on rock band 3.. more dragonforce, deathlok, drowning pool, man this sucks that is 2.5 months away, but OOH YEAH definite buy 100% but I will beat this the day I get it and then spoil myself with all the satisfaction of having a great game OH @HotHeatMcQueen people don't play this because they think it's a real intrument.. HELLO this is GAMESPOT.. it's gonna be a game.. if you ur looking for real instruments.. go else where.. it's just common sense but I bet you suck at GH either way. and I bet you ur never gonna get a band cover done anyways everyone that says that real instrument crap are delusional wannabes anyways

wazzup619
wazzup619

Guitar hero Led Zeppelin. enough said.

supergamer1112
supergamer1112

COME ON! ONLY 2 GOOD SONGS!!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!?????

TG_Reaper
TG_Reaper

@-billy-bad-ass- alright! and they chose psycosocial, even better.

-BILLY-BAD-ASS-
-BILLY-BAD-ASS-

@TG_Reaper actually , i looked on gamestop .com and slipknot psychosocial is confirmed. rip paul grey

achituna
achituna

Where's "Dimebag"? Where's "Page"? Where's "McCready"? I think Activision needs to work on their titles a bit more... I'll give it the benefit of the doubt until the rest is released though.

TG_Reaper
TG_Reaper

all they need now is some disturbed, all that remains, and slipknot.

TG_Reaper
TG_Reaper

its about time they put in some good songs from good bands

HBC14
HBC14

Nice game. I think this game can be better than GH5.

Sonic_Freak87
Sonic_Freak87

@lexingtonst33L: those are good bands but i mean c'mon, janes addiction, foreigner, foo fighters, rammstein, children of bodom, and dethklok? they're getting a good set list going here and it's actually rock haha

LexingtonSt33L-
LexingtonSt33L-

Megadeth ZZ top and Queen are the only bands worth listening to in this lineup.

rbenns2
rbenns2

Nice to see Bohemian Rhapsody finally, though there isn't a whole lot of guitar in it at all. Maybe they'll cheat, using the guitar for keyboard parts, like they did for Queen's Somebody to Love in RB DLC.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

Just saw pictures of the new controllers, look kinda cool and have exchangeable bodies instead of faceplates. But they no longer have the slide bar - taking a step backward from previous models. And if the neck is as thick as they have been in the past, I will definitely pass on them and use my Rock Band guitars instead or buy one of the Logitech ones.

jazilla
jazilla

Half of these bands if not more than half aren't worthy of the title: "Warriors of Rock."

TonyMedhurst
TonyMedhurst

Def Leppard! Black Sabbath! Kiss! Queen! Slayer! ZZ Top! ...........MCR? www.x-boxing.co.uk

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

I can't wait! :D lets hope the rest of the setlist is as good as this. And I'm actually happy for a new guitar peripheral, as long as it's seriously different from the older ones...and looks awesome

frazzilla
frazzilla

Ew. MCR. Hardly fitting for a proper Guitar Hero game, more like Band Hero material.

Joeh87
Joeh87

Finally a half decent GH again (Still love GH3 just for the DLC), and yes bring back rhythm guitar play. some weird songs ( My chemical romance ) but overall looks nice.

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

@Warful The Dave Matthews Band? In Guitar Hero? I would have thought the Silversun Pickups were bad enough, but geez...

Warful
Warful

Great list so far, however poor choice considering the Rammstein song choice, along with Chemical Warfare from Slayer. However KISS, Queen and ZZ Top are spot on. 3 great songs from 3 great artists imo. Something however, that's always been a lil' wish of mine, is bring in a song from Dave Matthews Band. But we'll see... Perhaps in Guitar Hero 24? xD. I'm not sure we need another new guitar, I think they are just stirring up some fuzz about it, to be able to sell the guitar bundle for a larger profit, as they have done before. Anywho, looking forward!

TheClown24
TheClown24

Yeah its a rip off gimmic, but it has Children of Bodom!

chrindal
chrindal

why do they keep making new games. a new guitar hero comes out ever half a year. make one game and just add new songs to it, stop ripping people off. you could also pick up a real guitar? cheaper in the long run lol

GC4ever
GC4ever

the track list so far is a mixure of ok to AMAZING!!!

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

What's that Activision? Your attempt to "one-up" Rock Band with a "touch-sensitive" guitar failed miserably and no one liked it? So you're going to come up with another design? I'm sure it will work out... What Activision/Neversoft NEEDS for Guitar Hero is people that actually get the charts to feel like the song. I played GH5 and the key structure felt way off. They added in keys just to make the game harder. I didn't feel like I was playing the songs, just playing a rhythm game with the song in the background. THAT'S why Rock Band is beating you, because while their songs may be "easier" they are much more "accurate". We play these games to feel like we're playing the songs we love. That's the gimmick. Get it right.

Sk8ter_213
Sk8ter_213

what they need to bring back is rhythm and lead guitar selection. depending on the track. make it a 5 piece band.

fauljosh
fauljosh

A new guitar? Really? We don't need anymore instruments!!!

GoKuVeGeTaGoHaN
GoKuVeGeTaGoHaN

so far looks good. should add some pearl jam though =)

afrosud12
afrosud12

Metallica, Megadeth, Bodom, Sevenfold, Slayer, KISS, Drowning Pool, AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! eff the rest of the game, I'm just going to sing that

wiifan001
wiifan001

That setlist has already beaten the entire setlist from Guitar Hero 5. If the rest of the 90+ setlist is as this consistent as these 24 songs, I'm hands down sold.

lister82
lister82

I really wish that I could see a Guitar Hero release that had well known songs and not artist song's that the majority of people have never heard of. Like St3yr said, why that particular slayer track out of all of their single's/albums. I understand the more popular the track, the more expensive it is to involve it in the game. In the early going at the start of the Guitar Hero series I would understand, but Guitar Hero is a global phenomenon now and has been for a few years, so why all these sub-par songs from these artists (with the exception of Bohemian Rhapsody, Bodies (extremely overplayed but still) and Pour Some Sugar on Me) Edit: Just to say what a sad choice of a Rammstein song, there are so many other songs from them that could've been given a Guitar Hero debut. I'm not a Du Hast fan so I wasn't impressed in that particular song in GH5.

St3yr
St3yr

Of all the Slayer songs....Chemical Warfare?

jesuschristmonk
jesuschristmonk

can I get bohmeian rhapsody for another game so I dont have to waste $60 just to play that song? roflmao