80s Guitar Hero golden, setlist finalized

Original recordings from Anthrax, X, Dead Kennedys, Winger, and more round out list of 30 new songs in Activision's upcoming PS2-exclusive game.


Like a syndicated weekly dance program from the decade it touts so highly, Activision's Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s is Solid Gold. Actually, the publisher today just announced that the game has "gone gold," saying development on the PlayStation 2 exclusive has finished and it should be on shelves July 24.

The publisher also released the last batch of the game's 30 songs, and as expected, Activision has secured the rights to use the original recordings of some popular songs by the original artists. The game's full setlist is reproduced below.

Guitar Hero Encore Rocks the 80s is rated T for Teen and will be the last game in the series from original developers Harmonix. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater developer Neversoft is taking over the franchise beginning with Guitar Hero III, while Harmonix is preparing rival rhythm game Rock Band. Both titles are set for release later this year for multiple platforms.

Newly announced tracks:
"Caught in a Mosh" (as made famous by Anthrax)
"Balls to the Wall" (as made famous by Accept)
"Electric Eye" (by Judas Priest)
"Los Angeles" (as made famous by X)
"Police Truck" (as made famous by Dead Kennedys)
"We Got the Beat" (as made famous by The Go Go's)
"(I Think I'm) Turning Japanese" (as made famous by Vapors)
"Seventeen" (as made famous by Winger)
"Because, it's Midnite" (by Limozeen)

Previously announced tracks:
"Hold On Loosely" (as made famous by .38 Special)
"No One Like You" (as made famous by Scorpions)
"Only a Lad" (as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
"Ballroom Blitz" (as made famous by Krokus)
"The Warrior" (by Scandal)
"What I Like About You" (as made famous by The Romantics)
"Wrath Child" (as made famous by Iron Maiden)
"I Wanna Rock" (by Twisted Sister)
"I Ran" (by Flock of Seagulls)
"Round and Round" (as made famous by Ratt)
"Metal Health" (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
"Holy Diver" (as made famous by Dio)
"Heat Of The Moment" (as made famous by Asia)
"Radar Love" (as made famous by White Lion)
"18 and Life" (as made famous by Skid Row)
"Bathroom Wall" (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
"Lonely is the Night" (as made famous by Billy Squier)
"Nothing But a Good Time" (as made famous by Poison)
"Play With Me" (as made famous by Extreme)
"Shaken" (as made famous by Eddie Money)
"Synchronicity II" (as made famous by The Police)

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