Death Magnetic hits Guitar Hero III. Robbo gnashes teeth.

September 9, 2008

I have a very active dislike for Guitar Hero III. I bought GHI as soon as humanly possible (read into that what you will) and adored the hell out of it. It was one of those games that was truly something new and exciting, even if the concept wasn’t. If you get me.

Anyway, Guitar Hero II wasn’t as good and Guitar Hero III is the downright abomination of the series – so it’s with much annoyance that the band most beloved by myself are releasing their new album in it’s entirety this Friday (in the US at least) for that most accursed of rhythm action games, and actually gets bonus solo’s!! The hell!??!


Metallica’s upcoming ninth studio album Death Magnetic hits Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock in its entirety this Friday, the same day the album goes on sale.

Better still the Guitar Hero downloadable album will include two exclusive renditions of Suicide & Redemption with extended solos by James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett. And to wrap up the good news, Activision says the album will be fully forward compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour, which is quite a trick considering the additional instruments in the new game.

“We’ve been working very closely with Metallica and we’re extremely excited to offer Death Magnetic not only in its entirety, but also with the exclusive recordings of ‘Suicide & Redemption’ as downloadable content to Guitar Hero fans,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Activision Blizzard. “We’re proud to be setting a new precedent for our two industries, making an entire new album available in two different mediums simultaneously.”

Death Magnetic will hit the 360 for 1,440 Microsoft Points and the Playstation Network for $17.99 on Sept. 12.

AND! AND! It’s going to be compatible with Guitar Hero: World Tour!?!? Fucksake.
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh and woe is me. Guitar Hero III would be great if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s about as much fun to play as masturbating with sand paper.


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