Friday, February 15, 2008

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Announced

There have been rumors and rumblings, but this morning Activision officially announced Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Says frontman Steven "Big Mouth Bass" Tyler:
"Any band that can go from 'Don't Want to Miss A Thing' (Aerosmith's #1 smash hit) to the ass-kicking 'Sweet Emotion' to the cheekiness of 'Love in an Elevator,' to the classic ballad 'Dream On' shows why Activision chose us to headline this game based on the diversity of the Aerosmith catalog. Not only is songwriting a bitch, but then it goes and has puppies."
The setup seems to be a quest through the band's life, from infancy to superstardom to has-been. You'll be playing songs from Aerosmith and "celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way." Is it just me, or does it all seem a little too... restricting? Swapping from Guitar Hero 2 to Rock the 80s to play a few songs was obnoxious enough, swapping from Guitar Hero 3 to play a bunch of Aerosmith songs? I just don't see it happening. Why isn't this a downloadable expansion that adds the songs to your GH3 playlist and an "Aerosmith Story Mode" to the main menu? Now THAT would be awesome.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will be coming to PS3, XBox 360, Wii, and PS2 this June.
You can get a taste of the action by downloading "Dream On" for Guitar Hero 3 for free on XBox Live and the Playstation Store this weekend.

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