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