Gene Simmons coming to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock isn’t much of a surprise. He is as synonymous to rock ‘n’ roll as he is with sexual promiscuity. The man does call himself the Demon on stage when in full KISS attire after all. Much like Ozzy Osborne’s appearance in Brutal Legend, Gene will take on one of the legendary rock figures, the Demi-God of Rock.
In addition to being a figurehead of the game’s Quest mode as explained in the video below, Gene is also the narrator of the game. The trailer also begins to explain the transformation of the Rock Warriors into their special forms and the benefits received once enough stars have been collected. It is definitely a different take on the Guitar Hero formula than what has previously been presented but it feels like a good move for the series.
While Rock Band is moving towards a more realistic view of the music genre, Guitar Hero is embracing the fun of the metal lifestyle with harder songs and more dramatic imagery in an effort to set itself apart and give it its own signature feel.
Take a peek after the break at the new “Quest Mode” trailer and some new screens for the game. Plus, we’ve also got the “Re-Record” trailer for you as well.
Also, for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Activision has announced that legend Alice Cooper has re-recorded his classic “No More Mr. Nice Guy” while the Runaways have re-recorded “Cherry Bomb”. The only real world venue to be featured in the game will be C.B.G.B. which is iconic to the metal industry (and is currently its own comic book retelling the venue’s significance).
“I AM a Warrior of Rock! Younger fans getting exposed to true classic rock songs is one of my personal crusades,” said Alice Cooper. “The new audience listening to the classic songs of today, like “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” will hopefully be inspired to write the classic songs of tomorrow.” These tracks will join the previously announced list below. Make sure to check out the new Re-Record trailer below and check back often for more news on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock coming for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.
- Alice Cooper – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
- Alter Bridge – “Ties That Bind”
- Atreyu – “Ravenous”
- Bad Brains – “Re-Ignition (Live)”
- Blue Öyster Cult – “Burning For You”
- Bush – “Machinehead”
- Deep Purple – “Burn”
- Edgar Winter – “Free Ride”
- Five Finger Death Punch – “Hard To See”
- George Thorogood and The Destroyers – “Move It On Over (Live)”
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Call Me The Breeze (Live)”
- Pantera – “I’m Broken”
- Poison – “Unskinny Bop”
- The Ramones – “Theme From Spiderman”
- Rise Against – “Savior”
- The Runaways – “Cherry Bomb”
- Steve Vai – “Speeding”
- Strung Out – “Calling”
- Styx – “Renegade”
- Sum 41 – “Motivation”
- Them Crooked Vultures – “Scumbag Blues”
- The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”