Activision unveils Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock

Activision unveiled Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock today, the latest installment in their million-selling Guitar Hero franchise. Centering around a Heavy Metal theme, the game will feature over 90 all-new tracks spanning metal and beyond — the biggest ever selection on a single disc — as well as a revamped Story Mode featuring the voice talents of KISS’s Gene Simmons.

While Rock Band 3 features a keytar-esque peripheral, Warriors of Rock is sticking to the guitar, drums, vocals & bass combination. Activision said that the new guitar controller will be specifically designed with the Heavy Metal aesthetic and gameplay in mind.

The game will be compatible with all previous Guitar Hero tiles since Guitar Hero: World Tour, allowing gamers to import songs from any of those games to play in Warriors of Rock. Most of these songs will have “new challenges,” which, with over 500 songs currently available either from a disc or download, could increase the game’s replay value immensely.

As with previous Guitar Hero games, Activision is slowly revealing the tracklist leading up to the game’s release date this fall. The first round of announced songs is as follows:

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)

Pre-order Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Super Bundle or Standard Edition for PS3, Wii or Xbox 360.

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