Guitar Hero World Tour will add to its growing collection of downloadable tracks this month with over a dozen hit tunes from Jimi Hendrix, Queen, and a host of European bands.
On March 5th, the third European track pack will release featuring “Break it Out” by the Italian pop punk ‚ band Vanilla Sky, and “In the Shadows,” a track performed by one of Finland’s most successful bands, The Rasmus.‚ The third in the pack, “C’est Comme Ca,” is a top single from French pop rock Les Rita Mitsouko.‚ Clearly, the boys over at Activision have done some globe trekkin to find their latest digs, and from past European iterations I can’t help but be excited.
March 19th brings the music of Dutch symphonic rock/metal band Within Temptation to the stage with “What have you done.”‚ Already famous for their work on Guitar Hero 3, German punk band Die Toten Hosen (that is so fun to say) will perform the full band experience of their 1988 hit “Hier Kommit Alex.”‚ Finally, rounding out Europe is Spanish rock band M-Clan with “Carolina.”
World Tour returns stateside with three Jimmy Hendrix classics, “Angel,” “Freedom,” and a 1969 live from Woodstock rendition of “Foxey Lady.” ‚ ‚ Hendrix, known for his chop busting, face melting solos, is sure to challenge even the hardened guitar hero fan.‚ All 3 songs will be available March 19th.
Furthermore, Wii fans are also getting love with the songs from the first Jimi Hendrix Track Pack “If 6 was 9,” “Little Wing” and “Fire” also available on March 19th as downloadable singles.
Why stop there? Activision sees no reason to.‚ On March 26th 3 iconic tracks from Rock and Roll hall of fame legends Queen will go live.‚ “We are the champions,” “Fat Bottom Girls,” and “C-lebrity” round out the trifecta.‚ I can’t wait for my vocal session. “And we’ll keep on fighting to the end.”
Also on the 26th, James Bond fans everywhere can raise their axes in harmony to the tune of a new recording of the James Bond Theme.‚ I’m a bit skeptical over the *new* but I’m sure justice will be done to arguably the most memorable and recognizable audio tracks in all of film.
If there is one guarantee for virtual currency well spent, it would have to be extra songs for your favorite music game.‚ A quick Youtube search reveals everything you could ask for, and with songs available for purchase individually, the biggest mistake you could make would cost only a couple dollars.
Sure, Guitar Hero doesn’t churn out songs at the rate of Rock Band, but it also doesn’t feature tracks by Miranda Cosgrove and the Jonas Brothers.
The songs in the two European Track Packs, Queen Track Pack and the James Bond Track will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PLAYSTATION 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. The Jimi Hendrix tracks will be available as downloadable singles for Wii for 200 Wii Points.
If you like purchasing in bulk and saving some scratch, the two European track packs, Jimi Hendrix pack, and the Queen pack will be available for 440 MS points on Xbox 360 or $5.49 for PS3.