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"Guitar Hero" Sequel To Be Unveiled At E3

For all you gamers out there, a sequel to the popular "Guitar Hero" has been announced and will be officialy unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The game will include a new track list, new venues, additional play modes (including new multiplayer modes) and allow youto play rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

Here is the official press release:

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 17, 2006 – Get ready for a rock encore! RedOctane® announced today that Johnny Napalm and friends will begin touring the US again this Fall in the new videogame “Guitar Hero II™”. Picking up where Guitar Hero™ left off, Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Guitar Hero SG Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

“Guitar Hero has proved phenomenally successful! Guitar Hero veterans will be able to plug in their Guitar Hero SG Controllers and rock GH II straight out of the box,” said Kelly Sumner, CEO of RedOctane. “We will really push the envelope with Guitar Hero II. Despite the fact there are many months until release, we’re already implementing exciting features and innovations. This fall we’re going to rock everyone’s world all over again.”

The top-secret sequel song list remains firmly in the rock domain, pulling from a mix of classic rock, ‘hair’ metal, heavy metal, modern rock, and alternative titles. More than 55 songs will be featured in the next installment.

Veteran music videogame developer Harmonix® Music Systems has been busy in-studio, enriching this rockstar experience with more features and multiplayer modes. In addition to the traditional head-to-head competition, Multiplayer Co-op Mode allows players to collaborate in order to beat songs, with each guitarist playing a separate guitar track. Available guitar tracks include lead, rhythm or bass tracks, depending upon the song. The Guitar Hero SG Controller used in the first installment will also be compatible with the new game.

Guitar Hero II is the follow-up to 2005’s award-winning release, “Guitar Hero,” which rocked the game industry and garnered a stack of awards including: “Best Offline Multiplayer Game 2005” and “Music Game of the Year 2005” from IGN.com, and “Best Soundtrack 2005” at the Spike TV Videogames Awards. Recently, it picked up five awards at the D.I.C.E. Summit's Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming and Family Game of the Year.

RedOctane has confirmed an early glimpse of the upcoming game will be available during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles next month.

The game that has inspired a nation of wannabe rock stars to achieve video game greatness is scheduled for a new US tour on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in November 2006.

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1. SuperRae writes:

I feel like such a nerd... But guitar hero is such an addicting game, you can't help but play it and laugh... Although, i will say that i'm not sooo into it that i'm willing to go to the whole E3 thing...-yeah (*cough*) you can count me outta that one.,..
rach

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

E3 rocks. I used to work for a gaming company out of college (back in the DOS+shareware days). It's a bunch of geeks with rockstar attitudes (aside from the plain geek gamers there) and hot chicks at every other booth :-)

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. axel steel rulez writes:

They better have some SLAYER, Children of Bodom, Opeth and Lamb of God on the new game.

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. lordpaco18 writes:

i agree with post 3, that'd be one kickass game

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. bloodymeathook writes:

don't want to be cliche but i too have to agree with post 3, average people will finally get to play some bodom. frankly i didn't like the first game, i thought it was gay, sorry but that is the opinion of someone who actually plays an real electric guitar.

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. deathbringer writes:

I don't know how they cannot make a Metal edition of this game. Of course they should have Dime in there as well to commemorate a true guitar hero...

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KF writes:

THEY HAD A PANTERA SONG. THEY HAD COWBOYS FROM HELL.

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. rising end writes:

this game makes the stupidest klutz think that ha can actually shred just because he played some dumb game. and agreeeing with post 5 the whole idead comes off as cheesy for people who actually play. and as far as sales would go i doubt we'll ever see a metal edition of the game due to the taste of the average consumer.

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. rising end writes:

sorry for the spelling.

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. eddie is reak writes:

ZEPPELIN

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

i gotta admit, whether or not i'll enjoy this game is gonna depend a lot on the tracklist. gotta agree with everyone up there, though - some pantera, some slayer, maybe metallica's "one", some classics like "Smoke on the Water", Halen's "Eruption", you could make a very addictive game out of this.

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. psythe writes:

oi, and if you dont wanna go to a bloody gaming convention, there's something wrong with you. demo all the up-coming games, check out some wicked cool new software/technology/etc, and stare at crazy hot ladies all day - i mean hell, you better have a damned good alternative goin on.

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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