Guitar Hero: Metallica!!! Official Info!

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  1. Beemer

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    The latest issue of Game Informer has four pages of info on the (YES!!! IT'S REALLY TRUE!!!) upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game.

    Unlike the Aerosmith game, which had more of a "Behind the Music," chronological history of the band biographical feel, the Metallica game allows you to play as a band competing with other bands to be the opening act for Metallica. Music from their whole catalog will be available. Apparently they didn't have any trouble finding master tapes. (That's a first!)

    Sounds like the progression will work similarly to the Aerosmith game, where you play a few songs by bands that have influenced Metallica, and then play as Metallica for a few songs in each venue.

    Less cartoony looking, more in tone with Metallica's themes, etc.

    It's official... they can stop making video games. I'm clearing my schedule... I will play this game every day for a year, then I can finally put on a suit and become an old man.

    There's an extended interview with Lars Ulrich on Game Informer's website, but you have to be an Unlimited member to view it.
     
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    I will be buying this game. METALLICA!!!! :rock 
     
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    I have the magazine but I seemed to have missed whether or not it will use drums and vocals too.
     
  4. Beemer

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    Yes, it's based on the GH: World Tour engine, so will have open bass notes and make use of the slider bar, etc.

    What's more exciting to me is that there will be an "expert-PLUS" mode for drums, where if you have a splitter and two bass pedals, you can actually play note-for-note what Lars is playing on drum tracks. Which begs the question: are they actually gonna MAKE a double bass peripheral, or are we gonna have to jury-rig them?
     
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    Getting this, no doubt. I wonder if any St. Anger will be on it.
     
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    Do you get extra points if you bitch about file sharing in time with the music?
     
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    It's going to have about as many sings as GH Aerosmith. I think it's like 65 total.
     
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    METALLICA!
    hum.
    When will we hear of Iron (fuckingawesome) Maiden?
     
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    Official trailer.

    There's an Expert Plus mode for the drums. You can use the splitter to hook up a second bass pedal and play Lars's drums exactly as they would be played in real life. Also, you can turn the drum audio track completely off and free-style he drums to any Metallica song.
     
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    I just jizzed in my drawers
     
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    I read the issue in Game Informer, just saw the vid and I just had an orgasm. This is so going to be freakin preordered. :rock 
     
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    one word: Metal!

    I'd kinda gone off the Guitar Hero series for a while, cus Rock Band seemed such a better game, technique wise. But I'm defiantely gonna try this one on for size!
     
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    huh huh huh yeah,yeah they rule they rule METALLICA!!!!!!:drunk 
     
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    my wife was talking about getting me guitar hero for christmas, i WILL have this one when it comes out!!!!
     
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    do want.
     
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    Metallica rules i hope untill it sleeps enter sandman of wolf and man is on ther
     
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    so we get the whole 10 minute songs too..
     
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    Hey Joe, I mentioned the expert plus mode, but maybe I'm missing something since I don't already own the GH:WT drum kit... does it COME with a splitter? Or would you have to buy one, along with a second drum pedal?

    And cambaprecoz, I believe Lars mentioned Iron Maiden as being one of the bands they really wanted to get into the game, but couldn't for some reason. I hope that's not an indicator of some larger problem with licensing their music, I'd love to have some Iron Maiden songs if not a whole game dedicated to them. They DID manage to get Slayer songs into GH:Metallica though, despite the suits having a problem with inappropriate language. Lars apparently fought really hard for having Slayer in the game since they had such a big influence on Metallica.

    Wow, never thought I'd be agreeing wholeheartedly with something LARS ULRICH was fighting for!

    I bet when the track listing comes out there will be FLAMEWARS. Ouch. (Not HERE, of course. We're all nice people here in the TF community. But stay away from the Guitar Hero forums. Holy heck.)
     
  19. Joe Moore

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    You need to buy the a splitter and an extra pedal. For the super hardcore folks. :lol 
     
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    i like...hopefully it'll be the entire 7+ minute versions :D 
     

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