Good news today for Rush fans who enjoy a game of “Guitar Hero” now and then. It was recently announced that Rush’s ever-popular 2112 will be featured in the popular console game.
As if “Guitar Hero” wasn’t popular enough, this new release brings a legendary classic rock band to the table as the 2112 opus is added to the game, something that will surely have Rush fans scrambling to give this one a try.
I have never actually played “Guitar Hero,” but have heard enough about it from diehard fans of the game to assume that any aspiring musician would love to give it a shot, despite its lack of real guitar playing realism.
The game will combine classic and modern rock with an adventure-type game mode, which includes the objective of locating “the lost guitar” in the caves of 2112. “Guitar Hero” brings a unique game play experience by combining these two genres to attract fans of the musical and adventurous gaming audience.
Geddy Lee, lead singer of Rush made this statement: “In our story, the caves of 2112 are where our hero finds the lost guitar and this rediscovery of music is much like the Guitar Hero warriors’ journey to find the Demi-God of Rock’s Legendary guitar, which has been trapped in a cavern.”
The final stage of the game will be narrated by Lee himself along with their guitarist Alex Lifeson, who also made his own statement, “I love the idea of “Guitar Hero;” they have combined two great things – music and fun. I think it’s a great way to introduce people of all ages to music of various styles by all kinds of different bands, while providing a launching pad for kids who want to get into playing music.” The rest of the game will be narrated by Gene Simmons of KISS.
Rush is obviously not the only artist that will be featured in the new “Guitar Hero.” The following bands will also make an appearance: Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, Queen, KISS, Slipknot, Muse and ZZ Top.
So far it looks as if this “Guitar Hero” will top its previous titles, since it features more songs than any “Guitar Hero” already in circulation. Megadeth will also be recording a new song exclusively for the new title.
The game will also feature eight playable characters that you can control throughout your quest to reach the 2112 caves and retrieve the lost guitar.
The new title, “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” is set to hit the shelves on September 28, 2010. Fans should keep an eye out for any new updates until the release in the meanwhile.