Even more Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s tracks revealed; Sweet not amused

A few minutes ago, we received a press release from Activision detailing the latest eight songs to be added to the tracklist of their 1980s-themed Guitar Hero expansion, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. Here’s the rundown:

·    Hold On Loosely (as made famous by .38 Special)
·    No One Like You (as made famous by Scorpions)
·    Only a Lad (as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
·    Radar Love (as made famous by White Lion)
·    Ballroom Blitz (as made famous by Krokus)
·    The Warrior (by Scandal)
·    What I Like About You (as made famous by The Romantics)
·    Wrath Child (as made famous by Iron Maiden) 

Things are looking better here than they did previously, but we still don’t have much faith in the direction this whole thing is going. I realize the game mechanics are too simple to screw up, but it seems like their track listings are intentionally neutered specifically so they can include certain songs in the main Guitar Hero series. When you combine this handicap with how intensely terrible the popular music of the 80s was, you’re almost guaranteed a game with less cultural value than watching The Breakfast Club in your underwear.

Hit the jump for the full release. 

 ACTIVISION REVEALS ADDITIONAL FINGER-MELTING TRACKS TO BE INCLUDED ON GUITAR HERO ENCORE: ROCKS THE 80s

Songs made famous by The Romantics, Iron Maiden, Oingo Boingo and .38 Special Are Added to Enhance the Axe Shredding Experience 

 

SUNNYVALE, CA, – June 12, 2007 – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced eight additional songs to be included in the latest installment of the critically acclaimed franchise — Guitar Hero™ Encore: Rocks the 80s™, available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The tour continues with 30 awesome new songs from the classic era, allowing Guitar Hero fans to further experience the ultimate rock star fantasy.

Additional tracks added to the initial list include:

·    Hold On Loosely (as made famous by .38 Special)
·    No One Like You (as made famous by Scorpions)
·    Only a Lad (as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
·    Radar Love (as made famous by White Lion)
·    Ballroom Blitz (as made famous by Krokus)
·    The Warrior (by Scandal)
·    What I Like About You (as made famous by The Romantics)
·    Wrath Child (as made famous by Iron Maiden)

Previously announced tracks include:

·    I Wanna Rock (by Twisted Sister)
·    I Ran (by Flock of Seagulls)
·    Round and Round (as made famous by Ratt)
·    Metal Health (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
·    Holy Diver (as made famous by Dio)
·    Heat Of The Moment (as made famous by Asia)
·    18 and Life (as made famous by Skid Row)
·    Bathroom Wall (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
·    Lonely is the Night (as made famous by Billy Squier)
·    Nothing But a Good Time (as made famous by Poison)
·    Play With Me (as made famous by Extreme)
·    Shaken (as made famous by Eddie Money)
·    Synchronicity II (as made famous by The Police)

 

 Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, published by RedOctane® and developed by Harmonix, will be available in July for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.  For more information, please visit the dedicated community site: www.guitarherogame.com.

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