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Next Title: Guitar Hero "Aerosmith" -- Free DLC "Dream On" Feb. 16 -18, GHIII

BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Games and Technology
Activision wrote:
Santa Monica, CA - February 15, 2008 - Fire up the fret board, crank the amp
to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI)
Guitar HeroR: AerosmithR, the first game built around the legendary music of
America's Greatest Rock 'N Roll Band: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad
Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer. Slated for release this June, this
latest installment from the franchise with the #1 best-selling video game in
2007, puts players in the shoes of Perry (guitar), Whitford (guitar) and
Hamilton (bass), as they rock out alongside frontman Tyler and drummer
Kramer. Gamers will experience Aerosmith's GRAMMYR winning career, from
their first gig to becoming rock royalty, in a way that no other
entertainment vehicle offers.

To celebrate this historic, ground-breaking collaboration, Guitar HeroR III:
Legends of Rock fans will have the opportunity to download and jam to
Aerosmith's "Dream On." The song will be available for free from February
16-18 on Xbox LIVER Marketplace for Xbox 360R video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATIONRStore for the PLAYSTATIONR3 computer
entertainment system. For more information, please visit www.guitarhero.com
<http://www.guitarhero.com/&gt; .

"Having a game built around Aerosmith has been a huge honor and really a
great experience for us," says Joe Perry. "We've put a lot of ideas into the
game so that fans can have fun interacting with our music, getting inside
our body of work and learning about the band's history."

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."

Perry adds, "On a larger scale, it's cool for us to be pioneers helping to
rebuild the music industry through a format like video games. It's great
for rock since the record companies are struggling to make sense of how
things are changing. Fans want to get and experience music in new
formats--and there are going to be some of them who will play the game, then
pick up the guitar for real and start bands. It's what's happening now, and
it's only going to build more momentum in the future. It's a massive change
for the music business."

"We are extremely excited that Aerosmith chose to team up with Guitar Hero,
bringing one of the world's all-time best-selling artists together with one
of the biggest video game brands, to deliver a new and unique interactive
way for our customers to connect with artists and their music," said Dusty
Welch, head of publishing for Activision/RedOctane. "This partnership will
give Aerosmith, a band that has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide,
a powerful and innovative platform to reach their fans and new audiences."

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.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the
Xbox 360R video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and
PLAYSTATIONR3 computer entertainment system. The WiiT version is being
developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStationR2 computer entertainment
system version is being developed by Budcat. The game is not yet rated by
the ESRB.

I love me some free DLC. Also I had no idea Aerosmith was headlining the next Guitar Hero title. Wondering though, with the popularity if Rock Band, does the Guitar Hero franchise have what it takes to compete?

Also this seems like a really interesting development in terms of where the music industry is going and attempts to marry gaming and music compilations together.

Bamelin on

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Did...did a retarded chimp write that

    Clint Eastwood on
  • D.T.D.T. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Dear Aerosmith,

    Please go back to doing drugs. Toys in the Attic is your only thoroughly enjoyable album; everything since then has been a steady decline, and the quality of your music has plummeted faster than the value of the American dollar since you guys stopped doing drugs in the late 80s.

    Also, you're not allowed to use "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" to illustrate your diversity and range as a band because:

    1. That song fucking blows.
    2. It was written for Armageddon.
    3. You assholes didn't even write it.

    Thanks,

    D.T.

    P.S., Steven Tyler is one of the creepiest motherfuckers on the planet.

    D.T. on
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  • elevatureelevature Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=50374

    I know the search function is broken and all, but it was only on the second page.

    elevature on
  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Xbox LIVER Marketplace

    Clint Eastwood on
  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    elevature wrote:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=50374

    I know the search function is broken and all, but it was only on the second page.


    ugh, my apologies. I did skim through the other page but missed it.

    Bamelin on
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