This may be the most exciting news of the month: Activision and RedOctane are publishing their first "specialized" edition of the Guitar Hero franchise: Guitar Hero: Rock the 80's. While a full track list has yet to be released, here are the songs that have been confirmed:
Dio - "Holy Diver"
Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"
Quiet Riot - "Metal Health"
Asia - "Heat of the Moment"
Ratt - "Round and Round"
Those songs will, of course, be "as made famous by" songs. However, perhaps the two best songs in the game (thus far) will be recorded by their original artists. Are you ready for this?
Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran"
Twisted Sister - "I Wanna Rock"
OH MY FREAKING GOD, MAN!
The game is on a fast-track release for sometime this summer, and will include 30 new songs, new venues, and maybe a few new characters if we're lucky. It's being penned as a PS2 exclusive, perhaps to offset the irritation that PS2 owners have toward the downloadable content for the 360. However, I wouldn't completely disregard the notion that 360 owners will get downloadable song bundles from Rock the 80's at some point. Get ready to get your rock on once again, folks!