Guitar Hero shreds on the iPhone, iPod touch

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Queen - Guitar Hero for iPhone

You had me at “Fat Bottomed Girls.”

As part of today’s WWDC Keynote presentation, Activision announced that Guitar Hero is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. Created by Guitar Hero veteran developer, Vicarious Visions, Inc., the new game features all-new gameplay that will keep players rocking out as they strum, tap, slide and whammy to the hottest tracks from the bands they know and love, such as Queen, Rise Against, The Rolling Stones, Vampire Weekend, Weezer and The White Stripes.

Built exclusively from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the Guitar Hero app takes full advantage of the platforms’ functionality and features a robust avatar customization mode that lets players personalize their game; built-in social integration so gamers can share their scores with their friends on Facebook, check leaderboards and get updates through in-game news feeds; innovative new mechanics that challenge fans to tap, strum and whammy their way to the top of the Rock Ranks; and the ability to download new tracks from an in-game music store; wannabe rock stars will be shredding on guitar or ripping it up on bass whenever, wherever they want.

Guitar hero will come with the following tracks with the initial $2.99 purchase:

  • Queen – “We Are The Champions”
  • Rise Against – “Savior”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black”
  • Vampire Weekend – “Cousins”
  • Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So”
  • The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”

In additional, the following three song packs are available as $1.99 in-app purchases:

Song Pack featuring The Faint, Minus the Bear and Silversun Pickups:

  • The Faint – “The Geeks Were Right”
  • Minus the Bear – “Secret Country”
  • Silversun Pickups – “Substitution”

Song Pack featuring Band of Skulls, Obits and The White Stripes:

  • Band of Skulls – “Death By Diamonds And Pearls”
  • Obits – “Two-Headed Coin”
  • The White Stripes – “Blue Orchid”

Song Pack featuring Darkest Hour, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Protest the Hero:

  • Darkest Hour – “The Tides”
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Farewell, Mona Lisa”
  • Protest the Hero – “Limb From Limb”

Song Pack featuring A Day to Remember, AFI and Breaking Benjamin:

  • A Day to Remember – “I’m Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?”
  • AFI – “Medicate”
  • Breaking Benjamin – “Diary of Jane”

Song Pack featuring Vampire Weekend

  • “A-Punk”
  • “Giving Up The Gun”
  • “Holiday”

Song Pack featuring Queen

  • “Another One Bites The Dust”
  • “Fat Bottomed Girls”
  • “Killer Queen”

I’ll let you kids out there tell me if any of those packs are worth it. I’m just looking at getting four Queen songs for just shy of $5.00 and thinking that doesn’t sound half bad.

For more information about Guitar Hero for the iPhone and iPod Touch, visit

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Image credit: Ed Wheeler

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