Rise to rock royalty with Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith®. Light up the stage with some of the best rock and roll tracks of all time, including Aerosmith's greatest hits, and songs from some of the world's best bands. Be a part of the band and become Aerosmith with characters of the entire band showing off legendary moves in the most electrifying rock venues.
- Experience Aerosmith's greatest hits of all-time: The game features master tracks from Aerosmith, including the Top 40 hit "Sweet Emotion," and an original song by Joe Perry.
- Perform hot opening tracks by superstar bands: Perform other iconic tracks by rock and roll heroes chosen by Aerosmith, including Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, and many more.
- Rock out the Aerosmith way: Walk this way through the career of Aerosmith starting with their first concert at Nipmuc High School. Be Joe Perry and shred alongside Steven Tyler at some of the most memorable venues from Aerosmith's career.
- Party offline or show off online: Share the limelight and combine your stellar skills with friends during co-op play to accomplish your highest scores yet! Challenge others during head-to-head online competition and reach Aerosmith-level rock-stardom.
Tier 1: "Getting the Band Together" (Nipmuc High School)
- "All the Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople (cover)
- "Draw the Line" by Aerosmith
- "Dream Police" by Cheap Trick
- "Make It" by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
- "Uncle Salty" by Aerosmith
- "All Day and All of the Night" by The Kinks (cover)
- "I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett
- "Movin' Out" by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
- "No Surprize" by Aerosmith
- "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith
- "Complete Control" by The Clash
- "Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith
- "Love in an Elevator" by Aerosmith
- "Personality Crisis" by New York Dolls (cover)
- "Rag Doll" by Aerosmith
- "Bright Light Fright" by Aerosmith
- "King of Rock" by Run-D.M.C.
- "Nobody's Fault" by Aerosmith
- "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult
- "Walk This Way" by Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith
- "Always on the Run" by Lenny Kravitz
- "Back in the Saddle" by Aerosmith
- "Beyond Beautiful" by Aerosmith
- "Dream On" by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
- "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes (cover)
- "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent
- "Mama Kin" by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
- "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots
- "Toys In The Attic" by Aerosmith
- "Train Kept A Rollin" by Aerosmith
- "Guitar Battle vs Joe Perry" by Joe Perry
- "Combination" by Aerosmith
- "Kings and Queens" by Aerosmith
- "Let The Music Do The Talking" by Aerosmith
- "Mercy" by Joe Perry
- "Pandora's Box" by Aerosmith
- "Pink" by Aerosmith
- "Rats In The Cellar" by Aerosmith
- "Shakin' My Cage" by Joe Perry
- "Talk Talkin" by Joe Perry
- "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activision Inc on Friday unveiled a new "Guitar Hero" video game focusing on the rock band Aerosmith, taking the billion-dollar franchise in a new direction.
Called "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith," the new game will arrive in stores this summer, a surprise to many analysts and fans who had expected the next title to come out closer to the year-end holiday shopping season.
Aerosmith, known for hits such as "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion," is the top-selling American rock band of all time, with sales of 66.5 million albums in the United States alone.
The game will feature about 30 Aerosmith songs as well as others from various acts that have opened for the band. The price has not yet been set.
"The premise is that it's going to cover the 30-plus years of the band, from high school all the way through the rock superstardom of today," Kai Huang, head of Activision's RedOctane unit, which guides development of the franchise, told Reuters in an interview.
When Activision reported quarterly earnings last week, analysts grilled the company on its plans for the franchise, expressing concern that sales would slow this year because many players who bought earlier versions with guitars would opt to buy the lower-price stand-alone game disks.
Huang said Activision had not yet decided whether it would offer a special controller with the Aerosmith game.
The focus on a single band marks a new twist for the franchise, whose three main titles featured dozens of artists spanning classic rock, grunge, metal, punk and other rock subgenres. Last year, Activision also released "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s" with songs from that decade.
"It's just a completely new way to interact with this music and with Aerosmith, and we think there's more opportunity to do that in the future," Huang said.
By spotlighting a single band, the company has also come up with a way to counter rival music game "Rock Band" from Viacom Inc unit MTV and Electronic Arts Inc, Activision's top competitor.
To recreate the sense of attending an Aerosmith concert, developers held motion-capture sessions with band members, including energetic frontman Steven Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry. "As you play," Huang said, "you're going to be seeing Joe and Steven doing their moves onstage."
The GHIII thread was getting a lot of GHA talk so I figured its time to start a new thread for this title. I'll update as more info is available.