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Activision Announces Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

All those rumors about another Guitar Hero coming in 2008 have proven true, as it has been announced that Neversoft and Activision will release Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, the very first video game based around the legendary rock band. Perhaps best of all, it's actually scheduled to arrive in June!

“Having a game built around Aerosmith has been a huge honor and really a great experience for us,” says Joe Perry. “We’ve put a lot of ideas into the game so that fans can have fun interacting with our music, getting inside our body of work and learning about the band’s history.”

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock fans will soon get the chance to download Aerosmith's "Dream On" between February 16 and 18 on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. And yes, it's free. We likey the gifts!

“On a larger scale, it’s cool for us to be pioneers helping to rebuild the music industry through a format like video games," added Perry. "It’s great for rock since the record companies are struggling to make sense of how things are changing. Fans want to get and experience music in new formats–and there are going to be some of them who will play the game, then pick up the guitar for real and start bands. It’s what’s happening now, and it’s only going to build more momentum in the future. It’s a massive change for the music business.”

This is one of those things you don't really expect to see, but it's definitely great for rock fans. The good news is that this game will feature other songs from other bands Aerosmith has performed with over the years. So don't think we'll be limited to Aerosmith's Greatest Hits. Overall, everyone seems pretty happy about this collaboration.

"We are extremely excited that Aerosmith chose to team up with Guitar Hero, bringing one of the world’s all-time best-selling artists together with one of the biggest video game brands, to deliver a new and unique interactive way for our customers to connect with artists and their music,” said Dusty Welch, head of publishing for Activision/RedOctane. “This partnership will give Aerosmith, a band that has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, a powerful and innovative platform to reach their fans and new audiences.”

We expect to see more information hitting soon, just because the game isn't that far away. Aerosmith fans, your time has come!

Related Game(s): Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

2/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (3 posts)

badradio
Friday, February 15, 2008 @ 1:21:42 PM
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Dream on is a good song but there last like 5 albums have sucked donkey nuts. Well Tony Hawk was whored out until no one cared and that is what Activision is now doing with Guitar Hero. Good job!!! sigh....

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BlinkBoy
Friday, February 15, 2008 @ 4:31:02 PM
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It will be nice for the aerosmith fans, I want to know what the other bands are before I think of buying this one, it is not that I don't like this band. It is just not my absolute favorite.

If bands could release full length albums on guitar hero, in addition to normal album it would be even more interesting for both fans and artists and bands in the future.

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Reccaman18
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 10:45:28 AM
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So we can have a Guitar Hero about Areo Smith, but we dont get a metal edition?! I mean, Areo Smith rocks, but I dont think they, or any other band should have an exclusive Guitar Hero game. They must be desperate for money. <br> But I love the idea of DLC for both RB and GH. However, I believe they should do it like this: each song costs about 45 cents, the standard for downloadable songs on the web. Or you can buy the whole album for a discounted price. This way, the record companies would still make profit off of this and I know tons of people wouldnt mind paying for the songs if they really wanted to play them. I would love to play the entire Raining Blood almbum or even The System Has Failed.

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