Okay, so OMG ‘Mr. Roboto’ is playable in Band Hero

So Activision sent out a Band Hero press release today and was all like, “OMG, Taylor Swift makes her videogame debut, guys!” They go on to say that, not only will she appear in the game, but so will her songs “You Belong to Me,” “Picture To Burn,” and “Love Story.” 

We assume that this triple-attack of country-pop songs is as exciting to teeny-boppers as the three Tool songs that appeared in Guitar Hero: World Tour were to mopey, miserable looking dudes with long, greasy hair. Activision says Band Hero is the “the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season,” and we agree with that statement… but not because of Taylor Swift (which is old news, BTW OMG).
Because, uh, STYX “Mr. Roboto” (also known around the office as “Mr. Effin’ Roboto”) has been announced as one of the game’s playable tracks. The songs joins a bunch of other just-announced tracks that aren’t “Mr. Roboto,” like some Hillary Duff song and a Kylie Minogue/Robbie Williams duet.
You can see the new tracks (along with the previously announced ones) after the jump, but… “Mr. Roboto” guys! 

Newly announced tracks for Band Hero (console):

  • The Airborne Toxic Event – “Gasoline”
  • Big Country – “In a Big Country”
  • The Bravery – “Believe”
  • Cold War Kids – “Hang Me Up To Dry”
  • Counting Crows – “Angels of the Silences”
  • Dashboard Confessional – “Hands Down”
  • David Bowie – “Let’s Dance”
  • Devo – “Whip It”
  • Evanescence – “Bring Me To Life”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”
  • The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed”
  • Hilary Duff – “So Yesterday”
  • Jesse McCartney – “Beautiful Soul”
  • The Kooks – “Naïve”
  • Marvin Gaye – “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Impression That I Get”
  • OK Go – “A Million Ways”
  • Pat Benatar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
  • Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue – “Kids”
  • Styx – “Mr. Roboto”
  • Yellowcard – “Ocean Avenue”

Newly announced tracks for Band Hero (Nintendo DS Lite):

  • The All-American Rejects – “Believe”
  • Boys Like Girls – “The Great Escape”
  • Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench”
  • Lacuna Coil – “Our Truth”
  • The Pretenders – “Boots of Chinese Plastic”
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – “You Better Pray”
  • Sublime – “All You Need”
  • Sum 41 – “In Too Deep”
  • The Vines – “Get Free”

Previously announced tracks for Band Hero (console)

  • The All-American Rejects – “Dirty Little Secret”
  • Alphabeat – “Fascination”
  • Aly and AJ – “Like Whoa”
  • Carl Douglas – “Kung Fu Fighting”
  • Cheap Trick – “I Want You To Want Me” (Live)
  • Don McLean – “American Pie”
  • Duran Duran – “Rio”
  • Jackson 5 – “ABC”
  • Janet Jackson – “Black Cat”
  • Katrina and The Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
  • Lily Allen – “Take What You Take”
  • Maroon 5 – “She Will Be Loved”
  • No Doubt – “Just A Girl”
  • Roy Orbison – “Oh Pretty Woman”
  • Snow Patrol – “Take Back the City”
  • Taylor Swift – “Love Story”
  • Taylor Swift – “Picture to Burn”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
  • Tonic – “If You Could Only See”
  • Village People – “YMCA”

Previously announced tracks Band Hero (Nintendo DS Lite)

  • Avril Lavigne – “Girlfriend”
  • Blink-182 – “First Date”
  • Evanescence – “Call Me When You’re Sober”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”
  • Kaiser Chiefs – “I Predict A Riot”
  • The Killers – “Spaceman”
  • KT Tunstall – “Suddenly I
  • No Doubt – “Excuse Me Mr.”
  • P!nk – “So What”
  • Queen – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
  • Queens Of The Stone Age – “No One Knows”
  • Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”
Nick Chester