We all knew it was coming. The long-rumored Aerosmith-only Guitar Hero game has been talked about for a long time, and today the official announcement was released.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith brings these quintessential rock legends to the interactive realm to create the ultimate gaming experience. As fans progress through their careers in the game, they can rock out to scores of Aerosmith’s greatest hits, as well as songs from celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way. Venues from historical moments during the band’s illustrious career offer the experience of “sweet emotion” and further capture the essence of the band’s rise to fame.
You’ll also learn more about the band’s history, as this game will take you from the first show they ever played to the washed-up rock stars they are today who haven’t made a great album since Get a Grip.
Steven Tyler says, “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.”
He may not be humble, but oh, what the wit!
To celebrate (and promote) this new game, Activision is going to have a special free download of “Dream On” for those of you with Guitar Hero 3. That’s awesome, because we really do need more good DLC for that game. It will be available free from February 16th-18th, so get on it!
Still, even with all of this, everytime I hear about Guitar Hero news I always wish it would be for Rock Band. It’d be great to try to “Aiy aiy aiy aiy aiy!!” your way through some of Tyler’s vocals and smash through Joey Kramer’s beats. Train Kept a Rollin’ doesn’t really cut it. And can you just imagine how great Walk this Way (the Run DMC collab version) would work?
Regardless, we all know we’re going to buy this. It’s true that Aerosmith has made some of the greatest rock and roll songs around, and Joe Perry’s riffs will be fun to emulate.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will be hitting Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and the Wii this June.