Rockers confirm rumours on website

A special Metallica version of ‘Guitar Hero’ is set to be released next year, and the game will feature 28 songs by the band, as well as tracks from the likes of Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains and Queen.

The band confirmed the release on their official website, and say that the game will include two bass kick drum pedals which is part of a new difficulty setting.

“It’s the worst kept secret in rock ‘n’ roll but we’re here now to finally confirm that there will indeed be an all-Metallica ‘Guitar Hero’ game released in the first half (!?) of 2009,” the message reads.

‘Guitar Hero Metallica’ allows you to play as us in either single instrument or band career game modes in your choice of some famous settings (Tushino Airfield anyone?) or new venues with in the round staging. Included are 28 Metallica songs along with a few from some of our buddies like as Alice In Chains, the Foo Fighters, Slayer, Machine Head and Queen. There is also an all new Expert+ difficulty setting featuring two bass drum kick pedals (!!!) along with all the gameplay modes from ‘Guitar Hero World Tour’.”

The message goes on to say that a tracklisting will be made available in the coming months, and a preview of the game will appear on the band’s site.

–By our New York staff.

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