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Activision Confirms  Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s

Activision Confirms Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s

May 10, 2007 | By Staff

May 10, 2007 | By Staff
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Major publisher Activision has officially confirmed Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s for the PlayStation 2, to debut this summer, and featuring 30 new songs specifically themed around the decade - from Flock of Seagulls through Dio to Bow Wow Wow.

The title is apparently the final Guitar Hero game to be developed by original creator Harmonix - the developer is now owned by MTV and working on multi-instrument music game Rock Band for publishing via MTV Games, with distribution and marketing by EA.

Activision publishing label RedOctane will officially put out the game, which "...will feature visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters", according to the firm. The Guitar Hero franchise continues to be a major one for Activision, with recent positive financial results being partially ascribed to Guitar Hero II's success.

The initial list of confirmed songs for Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s are as follows:

- I Wanna Rock (by Twisted Sister)
- I Ran (by Flock of Seagulls - pictured)
- Round and Round (as made famous by Ratt)
- I Want Candy (as made famous by Bow Wow Wow)
- Metal Health (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
- Holy Diver (as made famous by Dio)
- Heat Of The Moment (as made famous by Asia)

Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane, commented of the announcement: "The 80s features an amazing variety of rock genres from hair metal to punk to new wave, and our dedicated Guitar Hero fans will definitely appreciate the opportunity to play all the new and exciting content we've added... As we delve deeper into the history of rock, we'll continue to offer a fresh experience and even more explosive tracks with the Guitar Hero franchise."


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