AU Shippin' Out May 25-29: Guitar Hero: Metallica

Activision's second band-centric Guitar Hero comes down under.


Headlining the list of games hitting Aussie stores this week is Guitar Hero Metallica. As the name suggests, the core soundtrack for GHM is composed of Metallica tunes, but other tracks by artists like Queen, Motorhead, and Slayer have made it into the game. New songs aside, the biggest addition to the game is the new Expert+ mode, which adds in a new difficulty mode for drummers, allowing you to plug in an extra drum pedal for certain songs. When it comes out on Wednesday, Guitar Hero: Metallica will be available as stand-alone software on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii, or as a bundle with a guitar in a “solo bundle” for each of the four platforms.

Eidos is signing on for another naval tour of World War II with Battlestations: Pacific. Like in the original game from 2007, you'll be commanding ships, submarines, and planes as you play either the American campaign spanning from the Battle of Midway through to Okinawa, or the Japanese campaign where you'll play an alternate reality, in which the Japanese win Midway and eventually invade the United States. Along the way you'll even get to attack Sydney Harbour with a submarine. As for the multiplayer, there's a standard assortment of competitive multiplayer modes, including escort, deathmatch, and many more. Prepare to take to the high seas this Friday when Battlestations: Pacific sails out on the 360 and PC on Thursday.

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May 27, 2009
Guitar Hero: Metallica (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
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May 29, 2009
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