Rush's "2112" lighting up Warriors of Rock

Canadian band's 1976 20-minute, seven-part suite shredding into Quest mode in Activision's latest Guitar Hero installment.

Unlike recent Guitar Hero offerings, Warriors of Rock will feature a fantastical story-driven Quest mode recounted by legend of rock, Gene Simmons. One similarly chronicled song/experience is coming to the game in the form of Rush's lengthy, segmented, and thunderous 2112 track.

Complementing the addition of the extensive track when gamers reach each of the song's transitions, Rush band members will narrate liner notes from the 2112 album.

Warriors of Rock, now with added Rush.

The song will break down as such:

- "2112 Pt. 1 - Overture"
- "2112 Pt. 2 - The Temples of Syrinx"
- "2112 Pt. 3 - Discovery"
- "2112 Pt. 4 - Presentation"
- "2112 Pt. 5 - Oracle: The Dream"
- "2112 Pt. 6 - Soliloquy"
- "2112 Pt. 7 - Grand Finale"

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will include more than 90 tracks, 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," and the recently reformed Soundgarden, who will release "Black Rain" exclusively in the game.

Additionally, classic rockers Black Sabbath, Queen, Def Leppard, The Rolling Stones, and ZZ Top, will also have their songs featured in the game. For the game's partial artist and track lineup, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is due out September 28 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii.

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54 comments
gamerbob614
gamerbob614

AWESOME!!! I am a rock band kid but like world tour's tool setlist made me buy that i cannot pass on 2112. Hope that this is paving the way for some more epic prog like six degrees of inner turbulence.

neosantana
neosantana

Amazing New Addition, God I Hope I'm Gonna Have Enough Money By September.

Darth_Pietrus
Darth_Pietrus

This game's looking pretty sick. Think I'll buy it :D But why Rush? If you want almost impossible to play songs, why not some more Dragonforce ;) GH should upload the DF pack to GH5 downloadable songs. I dont have GH3 and I wanna play some DF!!!:p

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

"and the meek shall inherit the earth..." Wow, "2112" may just be enough to persuade me to get this GH game. Good stuff.

Dan21278
Dan21278

@ FMBelmont Nice picture...x___x @Everyone Chill. Rock band is probably gonna have some rush dlc. Dlc is better than making like a million games. Also all of the dlc you bought for Rock band 1 and Rock band 2 All carries over to Rock band 3. And you don't even have to buy the new instruments play on rock band 3. I still use my rock band 1 stuff and everything works fine. Im a huge rock band fan (no fan boy)

DanteDelacoix
DanteDelacoix

Still gonna wait and see what RB3s full set list is gonna offer before I decide to purchase. I was gonna get this for Bohemian Rhapsody, then BAM, RB3 has Bohemian Rhapsody as well....only time will tell

nitzan_z
nitzan_z

ha ha it looks like they took gamespot's April 1 idea (rush rockband)

bobbetybob
bobbetybob

I don't care what anyone says, so far the soundtrack is better than Rock Band 3. I hate how RB has gone the way of GH5 and has a ton of popular songs that might sound good but are boring to play.

hollow56771
hollow56771

This game shows promise. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.

GC4ever
GC4ever

now all we need is iron butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida lol but hey any rush is awesome to hear

LexingtonSt33L-
LexingtonSt33L-

Rush is great. 2112 is their best album. But i cant help but laugh and pitty at the idiots who actually buy the "shredding" part. Activision or whoever chooses the songs for the setlist dont know anything about technicality when it comes to musical intruments.

punch37
punch37

rush will be the only reason i buy this game now love rush

MrBubbles59
MrBubbles59

That's awesome! I was so happy when I saw this! I love Rush(:

Elvis4576
Elvis4576

@gstealer Is that sort of selfish? I could care less if kids today find great music from other sources if even if they are video games. Think about all the fans they have that would love to play their songs but aren't very well with real musical instruments. If Led Zeppelin put some songs in they wouldn't be selling out they'd be giving fans an opportuntiy to step into their shoes even in just a video game.

gstealer
gstealer

Gladestone1 @ Take it easy, I haven't said anything like that, you're putting words in my mouth. Did you even read the comment I mentioned before? Don't think so, otherwise you wouldn't have said that. Anyway, let me break it down for you. What I meant was, kids today, teens, call it whatever you want, will only get to know Rush because of a game. Just like it happened to Mercyful Fate, then they go lke "mercyful fate is awesome, and I also love Diamond Head because of Am I Evil?" that just sickens me. Imagine if Led Zeppelin accepted to appear in one of these games. I would commit suicide, seeing my favorite band sell out like that...geesh. If you wanna talk about music with me, feel free to, let's just not do it here, spam the topic, that's useless.

otanikun
otanikun

@Immortality 20- Somebody has never listened to Ruuush~ Each of those songs represents a part in the story of 2112, it's all one song, but I'm sure they'll have an option to play each song in parts or something.

otanikun
otanikun

Win, just pure win, moar Rush!

scotwolf
scotwolf

2112 ya beauty. got i was about 14 when i bought that LP. still sounds good now. this GH is starting to sound pretty pretty pretty good

AverageGamer99
AverageGamer99

That's cool, playing the Rush album in "adventure" mode, I guess you would call it.

higgydiggy
higgydiggy

Man wtf this shouldn't be in GH it should be in RB. JK Rockband tends to have bad set lists on the disc and has a ton of DLC but most of it is meh. I will admit GH needs better DLC though. So in the end this is cool can't wait to play it.

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

I hear ya aaronfhff123 @ 10 bucks that now people will start to love Rush outta nowhere...just like it happened to mercyful fate..???? WTF? Mercyful Fate and Rush have been Popular for many years... but good to see this game open more peoples eyes to them... Or tho The new Rock Band is going to destroy this game... adding real guitar into the mix,when guitar games are starting to die off...Way to keep them alive. I will not be getting any of the games because i play guitar anyways...

luffy11234
luffy11234

big fan off rush, dad is a huge fan. buying this game?: nope sorry

edthetinker
edthetinker

I am with FMBelmont. This has me torn. I love Rush, but I am a RB guy.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

@gstealer Where have you been the last 20 years..Rush has been popular for a very long time.Been following them since ive been old enough to listen to music..If your into music an havent heard of rush id be laughing..There more known than most bands..What a statement you made there had me chuckling..

FMBelmont
FMBelmont

Oh great, now I have a reason to buy this and Rock Band 3...>_> I'm thinking that as much as I love Rush I'm gonna have to pass this up. I can't justify buying more than one music game at a time.

fester420
fester420

I like how GH is taking a totally different path than RB. It makes each game more unique and likable in their own ways.

immortality20
immortality20

so is this 7 different songs? it should just be the final song. rush is the greatest thing canada has ever done. and i am canadian.

MrOrmond
MrOrmond

GOD.... DANGIT! WHO WAS IT AT HARMONIX LET THIS SLIP BY! NOW I HAVE TO BUY A GUITAR HERO GAME.

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

so lets see here: RB is adding a pro mode, which emulates playing real guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, a customizable career mode, and so far an excellent setlist. GH is adding a quest mode.......and nothing more. this game does NOTHING to revolutionize the genre in any way.

RojoBear24
RojoBear24

Warriors of Rock is looking alot better then RB3.

FL4MING_P4ND4
FL4MING_P4ND4

WEEEE ARE THE PRIESTS OF THE TEMPLES OF SYRINX OUR GREAT COMPUTERS FILLLLL THE HALLOWED HALLS

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Amazing how they made a 20 minute song into segments for the game. Neat

gpuFX16
gpuFX16

Oh lulz. I thought this would never happen. 20 minutes of notes flying down your screen. But I don't really play GH or RB anymore. I bet they'll probably put in an Endless Setlist like RB and then make you play 2112 at the end for laughs!

thetravman
thetravman

I'M SOLD! I was keeping away from this game but dammit that's awesome.

gstealer
gstealer

I hear ya aaronfhff123 @ 10 bucks that now people will start to love Rush outta nowhere...just like it happened to mercyful fate..

Ronaldo27
Ronaldo27

I am still not much excited by plastic guitars, but Rush's music is so cool I would like to check this game out.

agpickle
agpickle

Might have to buy this one...

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

Black Sabbath, Queen, and Rush are awesome! it's so funny how people know about judas priest and mercyful fate now because of guitar heroe, i used to get made fun of for listening to those bands and now they are considered good and known(well some of their songs) by people my age.

feleas
feleas

Damnit.... why did they have to put 2112 in a GH game? WHY?! It belongs to be in RB! *Cries*

Daman92
Daman92

nooo gh > rb, rb has worst setlist but a lot better dlc :S

enoslives7
enoslives7

Although I love Rush, I am happy to see the guitar hero fad dying.

Units420
Units420

Never thought I would by another GH game. RB guy all the way. But this....there is no way to turn 2112 down.

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

A GH release that I actually want to get???? Deeeeeamn.

BlackForestHam
BlackForestHam

I would never think of getting a guitar hero game since GHIII but finally! Not to mention I just saw RUSH live this past Saturday.