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More Details On "Guitar Hero: Metallica" Revealed

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Billboard.com reports: Several new gameplay twists emerge for the first time on "Guitar Hero: Metallica," which arrives in stores March 29 from Activision.

As previously reported, players have a double bass option on drums for the difficult and expert levels, which can be enabled by using a splitter and an additional pedal for the kick drum. In addition, all of the songs will be "unlocked" from the beginning of the game as opposed to them not being available until players reach certain levels, as in previous versions of "Guitar Hero."

"It was time to change it up a bit," Neversoft lead designer Alan Flores says. "Guitar Hero: Metallica" will be available for Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2. Aerosmith was the first artist to star in its own version of the game, which was released last summer.

This time around, in Career Mode, instead of taking players through the band's career chronologically like in "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith," gamers take on the role of a band that rocks its way onto a Metallica tour as the opening act, a premise based on a true story as relayed by frontman James Hetfield.

Source: Billboard.com

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brettTHEjett's avatar

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1. brettTHEjett writes:

"gamers take on the role of a band that rocks its way onto a Metallica tour as the opening act, a premise based on a true story as relayed by frontman James Hetfield."

and who would that be?
The Sword????

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blood_Drive writes:

Guitar Hero and Metallica, should make for an EPIC game, and music experience

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Persecution_Mike writes:

Don't like them anymore.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BoltThrower writes:

So do you win the Career Mode by becoming obnixiously irrelevant?

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BoltThrower writes:

er, obnoxiously irrelevant.

Hey, Deathbringer, how hard would it be to allow us to edit our posts? For some reason, I can never spot these things until they wind up in purple.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

^I second that suggestion.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

hah. yeah, I have some ideas in mind. In general allowing editing of comments is not desired, but I think a window of time make sense.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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