Guitar Hero Rocks the 80s on PS2 this summer with 30 new songs

11 May 2007
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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s for PS2Activision today announced that they will be bringing a new installment to the ultra popular party favorite Guitar Hero series. They will be paying homage to a classic rock era with Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s exclusively on PS2. It will be available in America on July 17th, 2007.

Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s will feature: visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters, unlockable guitars, intense game play modes, and most importantly 30 awesome new songs (from genre’s ranging from hair metal to punk to new wave) to experience the ultimate rock star fantasy.

The first set of songs released includes:
1. I Wanna Rock (by Twisted Sister)
2. I Ran (by Flock of Seagulls)
3. Round and Round (as made famous by Ratt)
4. I Want Candy (as made famous by Bow Wow Wow)
5. Metal Health (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
6. Holy Diver (as made famous by Dio)
7. Heat Of The Moment (as made famous by Asia)

On May 21 a second set of songs was revealed:
8. 18 and Life (as made famous by Skid Row)
9. Bathroom Wall (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
10. Lonely is the Night (as made famous by Billy Squier)
11. Nothing But a Good Time (as made famous by Poison)
12. Play With Me (as made famous by Extreme)
13. Shakin’ (as made famous by Eddie Money)
14. Synchronicity II (as made famous by Police)

On May 24 a few more songs were revealed:
15. Balls to the Wall (as made famous by Accept)
16. Only a Lad (as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
17. The Warrior (as made famous by Scandal)
18. We Got the Beat (as made famous by The Go-Go’s)

On May 28 a video demonstration showed the game:

On June 11 six more songs were unofficially revealed on the pre-release case for the game:
19. “Caught in a Mosh” by Anthrax
20. “Wrathchild” by Iron Maiden
21. “No One Like You” by Scorpions
22. “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors
23. “Hold on Loosely” by .38 Special
24. “Seventeen” by Winger

Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy” was originally announced for the game and appeared in many preview builds. However, Red Octane announced that it would no longer appear in the final version. So that makes not 24, but 23 announced songs.


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