Bret Michaels, star of VH1’s Rock of Love, will be appearing in pixilated form on the latest installment of the video game, Guitar Hero, which is scheduled for release in October.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will feature Michaels performing Poison’s hit song, “Talk Dirty to Me,” and The Bret Michaels Band’s “Go That Far.”  Players who successfully go through all the song levels in the game will get the chance to compete against former Guns N’ Roses rocker and current Velvet Revolver lead guitarist Slash in a guitar solo duel.

For the latest installment of the game, Activision, Inc. teamed up with Gibson Guitar Corporation, the world’s top musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology.  As a result of their new partnership, Gibson’s premium brands and shapes will be featured in the upcoming video game, giving fans a much broader guitar selection “for the deepest and most authentic axe-shredding experience ever.”

Among the Gibson brands that are featured in the game are Gibson, Epiphone and Kramer.

New wireless guitar controllers will also be available for each platform.  For the Xbox 360™, PLAYSTATION®3 and Wii ™, Gibson’s Guitar’s Les Paul Model will serve as the battle axe of choice.  The classic Kramer guitar will be available for the PLAYSTATION®2 game system.  All the guitar controllers will feature removable faceplates that will give fans the chance to personalize the
guitars, and a new button color design that will give players a more authentic rock experience.

New features include multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, taxing boss battles, a number of exclusive unlockable content and stunning rock venues.  Players will also be able to download fresh content, allowing them to pack their set list with many of the most popular rock songs ever recorded.

Aside from Bret Michaels, whose music can also be heard on Rock of Love, other artists featured in the upcoming game are The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and ZZ Top.

While fans will have to wait until October for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, fans can catch more of Poison frontman Bret Michaels on Rock of Love, which airs Sunday nights at 9pm on VH1.  Poison is also currently on tour, which will conclude in early September.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Activision Press Release, Contact Music
(Image Courtesy of Activision)


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