Posted by: Tha Square | September 12, 2008

Insane Amount of Guitar Hero: World Tour News “Leaked”!

I can’t believe this amount of news has been revealed in such a small amount of time. Guitar Hero: World Tour is, of course, Activision’s and their esteemed colleges’ response to Rock Band’s success. World Tour will be hitting all major consoles late next month but even in such a short amount of time, this nugget… or should I say “Nugent”… of info is huge.

Leaked to such sites as NeoGAF and GameSpy, the informants had a plethera of goods to pass on including pictures of the guitar, screenshots of the character creator, well over half of the playable music, and much, much more. So “Float On” to the link below to see the images revealed along with several other awesome tidbits. Besides, you’re going to find out “One Way or Another” so why not hitch a ride on this “Crazy Train”? If you’d prefer not to, then “Beat It”!

“Overkill”? … “Dammit”.

63 of the songs first playable have been leaked. They are:

Airbourne – “Too Much Too Young…”
Anouk – “Good God”
At The Drive-In – “One Armed Scissor”
Beastie Boys – “No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn”
Beatsteaks – “Hail to the Freaks”
Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”
Blink 182 – “Dammit”

Blondie – “One Way or Another”
Black Label “Society – Stillborn”
Bob Seger – “Hollywood Nights”
Bon Jovi – “Livin On a Prayer”
BRMC – “Weapon of Choice”
Bullet for My Valentine – “Scream Aim Fire”
CCR – “Up Around the Bend”

Coldplay – “Shiver
The Cult – “Love Removal Machine”
The Doors – “Love Me Two Times”
Dinosaur Jr. – “Feel the Pain”
The Eagles – “Hotel California”
The Enemy – “Aggro”
Foo Fighters – “Everlong”

The Guess Who – “American Woman”
Hush Puppies – “You’re Gonna Say Yeah”
Interpol – “Obstacle1″
Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze Live”
Jimi Hendrix – “Wind Cries Mary”
Kent – “Vinternoll 2″
Lacuna Coil – “Our Truth”

Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done”
The Living End – “Prisoner of Society”
Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
Lost Prophets – “Rooftops”
Mars Volta – “L’Via L’Viaquez”
MC5 – “Kick out the Jams”

Metallica – “Trapped Under Ice”
Michael Jackson – “Beat It”
Modest Mouse – “Float On”
Motorhead – “Overkill”
Muse – “Assassin”
Negramaro – “Nuvole”
Nirvana – “About a Girl”

No Doubt – “Spiderwebs”
Oasis – “Some Might Say”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Mr. Crowley”
Paramore – “Misery Business”
Pat Benatar – “Heartbreaker”
Radio Futura – “Escuela De Calor”

Sex Pistols – “Pretty Vacant”
Silversun Pickups – “Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
Steve Miller – “The Joker”
Sting – “Demolition Man”
Stuck In the Sound – “Toy Boy”
Sublime – “Santeria”

Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down – “BYOB”
Tokio Hotel – “Monsoon”
Tool – “Parabola”
Tool – “Schism”
Tool – “Vicarious”
Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher”


NeoGAF user M3wThr33 posted his impressions of each version of the game from a recent event he took part in. Here is a small portion of his account.

Music maker supports up to 1200 notes per track.
Can exclude certain instruments, that player just sits that one out.

Quickplay playlist is up to 6 songs. Green button adds/removes to playlist, start button starts the playlist.

Unpausing has a countdown, and it’s relative to the BPM. Option to disable it.

Star Power and HoPos are auto-determined in the music maker.

“Hold” notes for drums means a drum roll.

You can hopo from an open strum

There are now cases where a hold note begins WHILE YOU ARE HOLDING A FRET DOWN ALREADY.

Wii version had all the features, just didn’t look as good.

KFC, AT&T are some of the in-game sponsors.

WAYYY too hard to see your individual life bar, aside from when you go into the red.

You earn money for special things now, like never going into the red or mastering the intro, etc.

Lars Umlaut is awesome on EVERY INSTRUMENT. Seriously, just make everybody choose Lars as their player. It makes the game 10x funnier.

Character creator seemed pretty detailed, there were attitudes for on-stage reactions beyond what those screens showed. You’ll see more later, just not from me. I didn’t take pics.

Drum sticks feel slippery. Logo was already wearing off by the end of the night.

Drum set has drum stick holders that flip up between the lower drum pads. Much more obvious than RB’s on the back.

Guitar uses a knob as the system dpad.

First player to pick guitar gets it. Other player is forced into bass.

Vocalists choose static or scrolling before every song.

“Star Power Ready” is in the middle of the screen above the drummer, hard to see individually.

On beginner mode on drums all you see are rainbow “foot pedal” notes, that just means hit ANYTHING to the beat.

Adding that 6th drum pad wasn’t a big deal, it seemed hardly used on what I played, but the cymbals were great.

The game is awesome.

There is SO much more info given out. If you’re a fan of the series and considering getting this game, you have to check this out. Check out for a cumulative stock of everything involved.

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