At New York Comic Con, we were able to get a booth tour from Capcom which got us some hands on time with three of their much anticipated titles. The first of which was the upcoming rerelease of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Back at Comic Con in San Diego, after announcing the first set of new characters being added to the game, there was a massive leak which revealed the full roster. Now, Capcom has gone official with all but a few of these characters and had them available for us to play as at the Con.
We demoed the game on a traditional controller for the XBox 360. As there was an all day tournament going on, the wait for even press to play using the fight sticks was outrageous and considering most households would use a regular controller anyway, we felt like this would give us a good idea of what to expect from the game. Focusing our teams on the newer characters, we had to learn on the fly just what kind of play styles to use with them.
Vergil was the most reminiscent of Dante from the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3 focusing on using his sword for a majority of his attacks. Firebrand from Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins ended up being surprisingly fun to play with as we didn’t really have any idea what to expect from him. Nova and Ghost Rider felt like the badasses we expected them to be but sadly Rocket Raccoon was not an option for us yet.
The most surprisingly fun character was Phoenix Wright. The best character comparison we could make was him being like Dan from Street Fighter. His attacks may look horribly wimpy as he throws paperwork at opponents but he is perfect for luring opponents into a false sense of security.
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Nickleback asks us, “Are we having fun yet?” Well come September 28th, everyone should be saying yes if they are fans of any of the Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock set list. We have been revealing bits and pieces of the game as it has come to us but below, you can finally see the entire 93 song list.
Sticking to a harder edged theme than the Rock Band series, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s set list looks to keep in line with the game’s story wear players are tasked with saving the Demi-God of Rock. This isn’t going to be the game with an appearance from Lady Gaga to say the least.
Check out the full set list below and the final reveal trailer. Stick with us for more news on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock as it becomes available.
- A Perfect Circle – “The Outsider”
- Aerosmith – “Cryin’”
- AFI – “Dancing Through Sunday”
- Alice Cooper – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
- Alter Bridge – “Ties That Bind”
- Anberlin – “The Feel Good Drag”
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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.
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