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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