Guitar Hero: Metallica

XB360, PS3, PS2, WII / Other / Release: Mar 29, 2009 / ESRB: T

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Guitar, DJ, and Band Hero DLC purchases to end on March 31

Guitar, DJ, and Band Hero DLC purchases to end on March 31

While Activision stopped development of Hero games quite some time ago, gamers were still able to buy DLC for their games. However, new DLC purchases won't be available come March 31st. The discontinuation is likely due to Activision no longer wanting to renew licenses associated with the DLC. For example, Rock Band developer Harmonix updates its fan base every quarter on the status of any potentially expired licenses.

While new purchases won't be supported after March 31st, any previously purchased DLC will be unaffected by the change.

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Import Guitar Hero: Metallica into New Guitar Hero; Free for One Week Following Launch

When Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock releases on September 28, owners of Guitar Hero: Metallica will be able to import 39 of the game's 49 songs. If the import is done within one week, it will be free on the PS3 or Xbox 360. Wii owners will have to pay.

After the promotional offer, the import will run you $6 across all three platforms, which includes the Wii version. The import tool will be sold as DLC in the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel. Read more »

"What a joke. This is why I haven't bought anyhthing from them since GH3. I have a friend that ..."
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Guitar Hero Metallica Trailers Go Behind the Scenes

These new three trailers for Guitar Hero Metallica--titled "The Game," "The Music," and "Into the Game"--are meant to give us insight into Metallica's involvement the multi-instrument game that features their songs and bears their name.

It's out on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii come Sunday, March 29, with PS2 following in May.

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"Has Kirk been taking speech lessons? He doesn't seem to have that gay-guy lisp anymore."
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Guitar Hero Metallica Demo Hits Xbox 360

A free downloadable demo of Neversoft's impending Guitar Hero Metallica is now available in the Xbox 360's online marketplace for Xbox Live Gold members.

The 1GB download packs this sampling of the music game's 49-song tracklist: Read more »

"Cool of them to include the King Diamond character eh, makes songs praising Satan and doesn't ..."
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King Diamond, Lemmy Join Guitar Hero Metallica

The various members of Metallica won't be the only virtual musicians to appear in Guitar Hero Metallica, as publisher Activision has confirmed that a recreation of Mercyful Fate singer King Diamond will show up on the virtual stage during select songs.

Diamond joins Motorhead vocalist and bassist Lemmy, who was previously confirmed.

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Full Guitar Hero: Metallica Tracklist Revealed

The full 49-song tracklist for Guitar Hero: Metallica has been unveiled by the band itself, revealing a total of 28 Metallica tunes and 21 tracks from other artists.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, developed by Neversoft, are due out March 29, with Budcat's Wii and PlayStation 2 iterations hitting later in the spring.

Guitar, bass, drum and vocal play will be available, with the game packing an Expert+ difficulty level that allows drummers to utilize dual bass pedals. Read more »

"Looking forward to this. The bonus tracks alone are better than most of GHWT."
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Guitar Hero: Metallica Dated

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Guitar Hero: Metallica will arrive in stores on March 29, according to a note from the band spotted by Joystiq.

The rhythm game is set to include 28 Metallica songs, along with tracks from Alice in Chains, the Foo Fighters, Slayer, Machine Head and Queen. An Expert+ drumming mode that enables support for two kick pedals will distinguish the gameplay from World Tour. Read more »

"They can go fuck themselves if "Fade To Black" isn't on here. "
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First Guitar Hero Metallica Trailer Debuts

The first full trailer for Guitar Hero Metallica has been released, providing the first "official" glimpse of what is arguably among publisher Activision's worst kept secrets.

Packing over 45 songs, including at least 20 non-Metallica tunes, and full band play, Guitar Hero Metallica will arrive for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii at some point in 2009. Read more »

"I wonder if they'll have a minigame where you have to keep James from walking into flame geysers."
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First Guitar Hero Metallica Tracks Unveiled: Queen, Bob Seger and Kyuss Accompany Classic Tunes

As the latest issue of Game Informer, which promises an exclusive look at Guitar Hero: Metallica, finds its way to subscribers, Kotaku noticed that denizens of the reputable ScoreHero forums have begun collecting the wealth of new information.

Allowing for full band play--drums, guitar, vocals, bass--a la Guitar Hero World Tour, the game will sport a new difficulty level for drummers--one that allows for use of double kick pedals--along with new Metallica tones for the included GH Tunes music creator. Read more »

"All i care about now is building my rock band libary content, which sucks as theres some great ..."
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Guitar Hero: Metallica Trailer Leaked?

Following up on yesterday's off-screen shaky-cam leak of the first BioShock 2 teaser, another apparent shaky-cam leak has arrived, this one for Guitar Hero: Metallica.

The trailer is reportedly included in Guitar Hero World Tour, which officially arrives in PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii form on October 26. Read more »

"Ooh, that trailer has the same audio quality as their latest CD. B'dum-tsch! ..."
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Guitar Hero: Metallica Confirmed

Details in an Activision SEC filing uncovered by GameSpot has confirmed the existence of a new Guitar Hero title focused on the long-running heavy metal act Metallica in Guitar Hero: Metallica, scheduled for release in early 2009.

"In fiscal 2009, we plan to publish Guitar Hero: On Tour for the NDS; Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Guitar Hero IV across multiple platforms," the company said in the filing. Read more »

"The thought of playing all the songs from ...And Justice For All makes my hands hurt."
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