Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits unveiled

360, PS3, Wii and PS2 compilation.

Activision has officially unveiled Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PlayStation 2 for release this summer.

The PS3 and PS2 version names may change, but across the platforms the word is to expect "some of the most famous AND infamous tracks" from Guitar Heroes I, II, Rocks the 80s and III.

There will be 48 master recordings in total, online and offline modes including Band Career and 8-player online Battle of the Bands, and three key imports from the recent Guitar Hero World Tour: Music Studio, GHTunes and Rock Star Creator.

Greatest Hits will also benefit from Guitar Hero Metallica's "Expert+" difficulty level in additional to the usual Beginner, Normal, Hard and Expert.

However, Activision has told Eurogamer not to expect any new instruments or upgraded peripherals, as this is a standalone release.

For now then we're asked to gaze in wonder at the partial track listing below, consider the first Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits screenshots showing the familiar GHWT-style setup, and imagine what the venues will be like.

To help do that, Activision's told us to expect a mixture of classic locations and eight new venues based on the wonders of the world, including the Amazon, ice caps and Grand Canyon.

Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits is in development at Activision's wholly owned Beenox Studios in Canada, and will be released this summer.

Check out the partial track-list below:

  • Alice in Chains - "Them Bones"
  • Dragonforce - "Through the Fire and Flames"
  • Heart - "Barracuda"
  • Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock N Roll"
  • Poison - "Nothin' But A Good Time"
  • Queen - "Killer Queen"
  • Rage Against The Machine - "Killing in the Name"
  • Twisted Sister - "I Wanna Rock"

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