Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Story and Music of 2112 To Be Baked Into Guitar Hero Game

OK so this is hella cool. According to Rolling Stone:

It's official: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock has the most epically prog-rock sequence of any music video game yet. Rush have teamed with Activision for the fall release, which features a story-based Quest Mode that includes with hero wannabes playing the entirety of "2112," a seven-part suite from the Canadian band's 1976 album of the same name. The story of the game's final segment roughly follows Rush's opus, and will be narrated by lead singer Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson. "In our story, the caves of 2112 are where our hero finds the lost guitar," says Lee. "This rediscovery of music is much like the Guitar Hero warriors' journey to find the Demi-God of Rock's Legendary guitar, which has been trapped in a cavern."

Peart, Lee and Lifeson join Kiss' Gene Simmons as Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock narrators. Simmons' contribution begins with an introduction asking players to "Come with me, and enter a world populated of Demi-Gods and Beasts. Transform from an everyday person and become the savior of rock & roll."

I love that Rush is getting more and more 'mainstream' without compromising itself. I mean, think of all the kids who will get turned on to 2112 because of this game. Very cool interviews with Geddy and Alex at this video:


Dr. John said...

Oh man! That looks like it kicks some serious butt! Wonder what other prog epics will go on there?

drewzepmeister said...

My son outta dig this one!