The rumours were right; Activision has unveiled Guitar Hero 6 as Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The game's due out this autumn.

Headline features are an "all-new, story-driven Quest Mode" narrated by KISS front man Gene Simmons; a redesigned, "rock-inspired" controller; the biggest on-disc selection of rock music so far and a "Quickplay+" mode.

Quest mode has turned to the fantastical, as eight new characters and a Demi-God of Rock go from New York digs to molten lava fields to battle against The Beast and save rock and roll. Ridiculous powers can be unlocked on the way, and a new art style has been employed.

Quickplay+ mode provides 13 quick-fire challenges for every song - even the old, imported ones. These challenges range from band streaks to high scores and to power challenges, where campaign characters use unlocked abilities to reach impossible scores.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock features over 90 songs from bands like DragonForce, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Queen, Muse and Kiss. The first announced songs are listed below.

The new controller reflects the game's new art style and has been made specifically for "shredding".

Neversoft's making the game for PS3 and 360 while Vicarious Visions develops for Wii.

  • AFI - "Dancing Through Sunday"
  • Avenged Sevenfold - "Bat Country"
  • Black Sabbath - "Children Of The Grave"
  • Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?"
  • Children Of Bodom - "If You Want Peace... Prepare For War"
  • The Cure - "Fascination Street"
  • Def Leppard - "Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)"
  • Dethklok - "Bloodlines"
  • DragonForce - "Fury of the Storm"
  • Drowning Pool - "Bodies"
  • Foo Fighters - "No Way Back"
  • Foreigner - "Feels Like The First Time"
  • Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
  • KISS - "Love Gun"
  • Megadeth - "Sudden Death"
  • Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne - "Paranoid (Live)"
  • Muse - "Uprising"
  • My Chemical Romance - "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"
  • Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  • Rammstein - "Waidmanns Heil"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Stray Cat Blues"
  • Silversun Pickups - "There's No Secrets This Year"
  • Slayer - "Chemical Warfare"
  • ZZ Top - "Sharp Dressed Man (Live)"

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