If you were keeping track of today’s live blog from WWDC, then you might have caught a glimpse of a new game from Activision taking center stage during the keynote. Guitar Hero has finally come to the iPhone!
Guitar Hero was built exclusively for the iPhone and takes full advantage of the iPhone platform’s functionality. The game will allow players to tap, slide and whammy their way through a number of popular musical tracks from artists like Queen, Rise Against, The Rolling Stones, Vampire Weekend, Weezer and The White Stripes. Each version of Guitar Hero will be unique as the game allows you to customize your avatar in its avatar customization mode as well as allowing you to share your scores through Facebook, check leaderboards and receive updates through Guitar Hero’s in-game news feed.
One thing missing from Guitar Hero that Rock Band offers is multiplayer mode, specifically the option for 4 people to play over Bluetooth. Granted, I haven’t had the pleasure to take advantage of this feature in Rock Band as A) I don’t have any friends with an iPhone and B) Even if I did, that wouldn’t mean they’d have a copy of Rock Band on there. Regardless, this is still an option that would have been great to integrate in Guitar Hero.
Guitar Hero is available for $2.99 and initially offers 6 tracks to play, with six additional song packs selling for $1.99 each available at launch. To get the full list of tracks, hit the break.
Guitar Hero ($2.99) – [iTunes Link]
The Guitar Hero base app will feature the following tracks:
· Queen – “We Are The Champions”
· Rise Against – “Savior”
· The Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black”
· Vampire Weekend – “Cousins”
· Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So”
· The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
Six additional song packs, featuring three songs each, will also be available at launch.
Song Pack featuring The Faint, Minus the Bear and Silversun Pickups:
· The Faint – “The Geeks Were Right”
· Minus the Bear – “Secret Country”
· Silversun Pickups – “Substitution”
Song Pack featuring Band of Skulls, Obits and The White Stripes:
· Band of Skulls – “Death By Diamonds And Pearls”
· Obits – “Two-Headed Coin”
· The White Stripes – “Blue Orchid”
Song Pack featuring Darkest Hour, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Protest the Hero:
· Darkest Hour – “The Tides”
· The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Farewell, Mona Lisa”
· Protest the Hero – “Limb From Limb”
Song Pack featuring A Day to Remember, AFI and Breaking Benjamin:
· A Day to Remember – “I’m Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?”
· AFI – “Medicate”
· Breaking Benjamin – “Diary of Jane”
Song Pack featuring Vampire Weekend
· “Giving Up The Gun”
Song Pack featuring Queen
· “Another One Bites The Dust”
· “Fat Bottomed Girls”
· “Killer Queen”