"Guitar Hero: Metallica" Confirmed By Band, Details Emerge

Confirming "the worst kept secret in rock & roll," Metallica officially revealed that there will be an all-Metallica Guitar Hero game "released in the first half (!?) of 2009" on their Website this weekend. According to the band, gamers will have the option of playing as Metallica themselves, with a "career mode" that echoes Metallica's own rise to heavy metal stardom. The game will house roughly 28 Metallica songs, plus songs from "buddies" like the Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Slayer and Queen.

The game will also contain new Guitar Hero features like an "Expert+" mode that requires faux-drummers to emulate Lars Ulrich and master two bass kick drum pedals. While the band didn't let slip the track list, the gaming community has confirmed that "Enter Sandman," "Fuel," "Master of Puppets," "Nothing Else Matters," "Sad But True" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" will all make the final cut. The All-Metallica game continues a bond between the band and Guitar Hero that started when Metallica made their Death Magnetic playable for GH3. The Metallica game is also the second GH game to chronicle one band's discography, following the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith game from earlier this year.

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