Activision has shared many of the details of the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The game will feature a story-driven quest mode where you'll see the characters from previous games turn into demons and you'll be able to play with any combination of instruments. With 90+ songs, the game boasts the largest soundtrack of any Guitar Hero game.

The game also features an "an all-new, show-stopping guitar controller that was inspired [by] and born from the game's unique art style and specifically made for shredding," Activision brags. The first trailer has also been released.

To keep things interesting, the game introduces a series of challenges for each song in the new title, as well as for most existing songs in the existing Guitar Hero library. "Gamers will complete challenges such as Band Streak, High Score, and Power Challenge, which allows players to choose any two warrior powers they have unlocked to try and earn ridiculously high scores, to rank up and unlock more rewards and content than ever before," an Activision spokesperson explained. "All-new Challenge Leaderboards have been created in order to capture the outrageous scores that are capable with Quickplay+."

Here are the announced tracks:

  • AFI  "Dancing Through Sunday"
  • Avenged Sevenfold  "Bat Country"
  • Black Sabbath  "Children Of The Grave"
  • Buzzcocks  "What Do I Get?"
  • Children Of Bodom  "If You Want Peace... Prepare For War"
  • The Cure  "Fascination Street"
  • Def Leppard  "Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)"
  • Dethklok  "Bloodlines"
  • DragonForce  "Fury of the Storm"
  • Drowning Pool  "Bodies"
  • Foo Fighters  "No Way Back"
  • Foreigner  "Feels Like The First Time"
  • Jane's Addiction  "Been Caught Stealing"
  • KISS  "Love Gun"
  • Megadeth  "Sudden Death"
  • Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne  "Paranoid (Live)"
  • Muse  "Uprising"
  • My Chemical Romance  "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"
  • Queen  "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  • Rammstein  "Waidmanns Heil"
  • The Rolling Stones  "Stray Cat Blues"
  • Silversun Pickups  "There's No Secrets This Year"
  • Slayer  "Chemical Warfare"
  • ZZ Top  "Sharp Dressed Man (Live)"

The game's story mode, where you'll have to take down "the Beast" to save rock n' roll, is also touted as a major selling point. We're hoping to get our hands on the new controller at E3, but right now this seems to be a minimal step forward for the series. Are "warrior powers," a "Beast," and a "show-stopping" controller going to be enough to entice players with closets filled with plastic instruments to buy another game? We're kind of skeptical, but will reserve judgment until we get our hands on the title.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii.

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