With Guitar Hero Live getting tuned up for its Fall release, Activision has been slowly revealing the songs that gamers will get to shred to in its weekly “Tracklist Tuesday” series. While Activision claims that the forthcoming rhythm game will feature hundreds of songs, the total revealed tracklist clocks in at 47 songs.
While previous Tracklist Tuesday’s have shown that Guitar Hero Live will have songs for fans looking to rock (“Guerilla Radio” by Rage Against the Machine), roll (“Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones), or do something completely different (“Bangarang” by Skrillex), the latest set of songs shows off more of the heavy rock songs that the franchise has been known to feature.
The latest songs to join Guitar Hero Live are:
- Halestorm- Love Bites (So Do I)
- Tenacious D- Tribute
- Beartooth- I Have A Problem
- Pearl Jam- Mind Your Manners
- Rise Against- Tragedy + Time
- Soundgarden- Been Away Too Long
- Anthrax- Got The Time
- Architects- Gravedigger
- Chevelle- The Clincher
- A Day To Remember- Right Back At It Again
Many fans were quick to write off the latest Guitar Hero entry, with fans deriding less-rocky additions such as Of Mice and Men and Ed Sheeran, but these newly revealed 10 songs, along with last weeks more Metal-focused Tracklist Tuesday, show that Guitar Hero Live isn’t abandoning it’ roots. Whether it’s the sonic shot-in-the-arm that is “I Have A Problem” from Red Bull Records signees Beartooth or a testament to the greatest song in the world in “Tribute” by Tenacious D, fans inclined to louder music will seemingly have plenty to enjoy.
Activision has not clarified if this latest batch of songs will all be included in the game’s main mode or if some of the tracks will appear in Guitar Hero Live’s online music network mode, Guitar Hero TV. GHTV, as it’s called, will allow players to “tune in” to a channel that broadcasts music videos, allowing players to drop in and play random songs that may not be available through Guitar Hero Live’s traditional play mode.
Activision is clearly working hard on Guitar Hero Live, but it remains to be seen if the game can save the once floundering franchise. The game will release alongside the equally ambitious Rock Band 4 from Harmonix, but considering the rhythm genre died out due to oversaturation, these games could either revise the genre or kill it once more.