Tag Archives: Guitar Hero: metallica
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 10:18 BST
Activision CEO Mike Griffith has revealed that Guitar Hero has sold for more than $1 billion in the company’s pre-E3 conference yesterday.
He goes on to say the install base is now over 15 million and the company is looking to increase those numbers.
Guitar Hero 5 will have more than 20 top 10 hits, apparently and the company is excited about the launch of Guitar Hero: Metallica in Europe.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 16:51 BST
Activision has announced that it’s releasing a Guitar Hero Metallica bundle exclusively for Europe.
The Guitar Hero Metallica Solo Guitar bundle will include a copy of the game, a wireless guitar controller and an exclusive faceplate with the Metallica skull design.
Game’s out in Australia and Europe May 22, and the UK on May 29 for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.
Read on for the press release.
Fri, Apr 03, 2009 | 15:49 BST
Microsoft has announced that Guitar Hero: Metallica and Rock Band 2 will be the first music titles to support the Lips wireless microphones.
No exact date for the updated functionality was mentioned in the press release, but GH: Metallica will get it first followed by Rock Band 2 later this summer.
Other compatibility updates are expected to be announced at a later date.
Knew it would happen eventually.
Full thing follows.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 | 22:52 GMT
After the break. It shows Metallica being motion captured for the Guitar Hero special edition. And that’s it.
How can these people still hear anything? It’s out this spring.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 | 22:38 GMT
Blender has posted a partial interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich on the subject of his band’s upcoming Guitar Hero edition.
Most of it he has said before in other interviews. What caught our eye was him talking about how hard it was to play his own songs.
“I look like a complete fuckin’ klutz because I can drum them in real life, but obviously there are slight modifications when it’s transcribed for the game”, he said.
“I have it inbred in me how to play these songs, but then I have to sit and look at little dots on a screen and try to figure out how to play it the way it’s transcribed.
“Meanwhile, my 10-year-old and my 7-year-old are shredding on the guitars. It’s kind of a mind-fuck, sitting there, with my 45 years of semi-glory, and getting toasted by my kids.”
Get a lot more swearing through the link. Game’s out March 29.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 11:10 GMT
Nelson’s confirmed the Guitar Hero: Metallica demo as being available for download.
Get ready to thrash with Metallica and other rocking bands. Unleash your inner metal God and showcase your skill on guitar, drums, vocals and bass. Featuring the music of Metallica, Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Motörhead and more.
At least they spelt Lynyrd Skynyrd correctly this time.
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 | 21:03 GMT
Tue, Mar 10, 2009 | 22:22 GMT
A video showing off Guitar Hero: Metallica’s co-op mode has shown up on YouTube, and features two guys trying their best to keep up with Master of Puppets.
It’s posted after the break.
The first minute-and-a-half of the video’s extremely slow going as the players get ready to “rock”, but if you are patient enough, or inclined to fast forward a bit, you should get an general idea of what to expect.
Kind of makes your fingers ache just watching it.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 | 20:46 GMT
Activision has put out two new trailers for Guitar Hero: Metallica, both of which are posted after the break.
Finally, we get to see King Diamond in action, as well Lemmy von Motorhead.
Well if we’re being honest, Lemmy isn’t really in action, just kinda standing there playing like usual. Without the prerequisite cigarette dangling from his mouth.
Game’s out March 20.
Mon, Feb 23, 2009 | 22:42 GMT
Someone called King Diamond’s included in Guitar Hero Metallica, it was announced today, which means virtually nothing to us as we don’t know who he is.
Luckily, the press release informs us that Mr Diamond heads a band called Mercyful Fate.
Greek to us. Read more about it through the link.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 23:09 GMT
Update – Oh. It’s been fixed.
Like, dude. Guitar Hero: Metallica has misspelled Lynyrd Skynyrd on its packaging, which in metal circles is probably akin to killing someone’s mother, or something.
Rolling Stone noticed the mistake. The game’s cover displays the names of all the artists involved.
The offending letter? A “y”. It says “Lynyrd Skynrd” on the box.
Just keeping you informed. Thanks, Yahoo.
Sun, Jan 25, 2009 | 00:08 GMT
If you’re enough of a Metallica fan to spring for tickets to Metallica’s first virtual concert, you probably also visit Metallica’s official website and have already allowed your hands to scream in sheer horror at the game’s recently revealed tracklist. However, for the few who don’t fall into the aforementioned contradiction, we’ve posted the full 49-song list after the break. Enjoy!
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 | 22:59 GMT
Activision has told videogaming247 that a release date for Guitar Hero Metallica Wii is still TBC, whilst the PlayStation 3 and 360 versions will have a simultaneous release in Europe in May.
“The release is simultaneous in May with Wii to follow (date tbc),” a company rep told VG247.
French Wii site LiveWii first broke the news yesterday issuing a release that also revealed a new Indiana Jones Wii game that was later removed due its inclusion being a “mistake” on Activision’s part.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 | 14:31 GMT
The protracted date was on the same press release with the (now removed) Indiana Jones and the Sceptre and Kings game we told you about yesterday.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 | 09:07 GMT
Following on from yesterday’s Tomb Raider DLC rumour, another piece of info has been leaked by Gamestop, and that that Guitar Hero: Metallica will hit the streets on March 29 in the US.
It should retail as the usual US price of $60 and will be available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Xbox 360 – if true, that is.
Metallica said last year that they reckon games are “way fucking cool.” That’s why they’re famous.
We’ll ask Activision as soon as we get the time.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Dec 16, 2008 | 07:30 GMT
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has told USA Today that games like the band’s upcoming branded version of Guitar Hero may be the key to getting young people into playing music. And he may well be right.
“It is kind of weird to know that people are going to have an experience that is going to be similar to my own experience playing and performing music,” he said.
“It’s going to open people up maybe to the prospect of taking the whole thing one step further and actually picking up an instrument. We might be rearing an entire culture of future musicians. That prospect is just super-cool.”
There’s a full interview through there with Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich. The game’s out next year.
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 14:47 BST
According to this Gamespot piece, Activision’s going to release Guitar Hero: Metallica for the first quarter of 2009.
The nugget comes from Wedbush Morgan’s Ed Woo, who dug it out of an SEC filing over the weekend. Way to go, Ed.
“In fiscal 2009, we plan to publish Guitar Hero: On Tour for the NDS; Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Guitar Hero IV across multiple platforms,” the company said in its report.
More through the link.