It appears gamers looking to purchase the highly anticipated Guitar Hero: Metallica will be getting a little more metal for their money. In addition to being able to play as the members of Metallica in all their virtual glory, players will also be able to play as Motorhead's Lemmy.
The band writes on their website, "So hey, when we were thinking about this whole Guitar Hero thing, we thought we'd see if we could drag in some of our close friends into the game, too. Not only can you play as us, but we're happy to tell you that you can also play as our pal Lemmy from Motorhead! Check out some shots of Lemmy in action!"
Screenshots can be seen here.
Lemmy adds, "It's great to be in Guitar Hero with all these famous people and I'm really pleased to be in it with Metallica...but James is still taller than me." Finally the band concludes with this teasing message: "We convinced another buddy to join in the fun that is Guitar Hero..... More on that soon...."
In addition to being able to play as the Motorhead singer/bassist, players will be able to play Motorhead's "Ace Of Spades" among dozens of other songs from Metallica and friends. The full track listing can be read here.
Guitar Hero: Metallica will be released in North America on March 29 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Versions for other regions and consoles will follow soon after. For more digitized Metallica action, fans can also check out the iTunes exclusive Digital Box Set that will be released on March 31. The set will feature 163 songs, including all of the band's studio albums, from "Kill Em' All" to "Death Magnetic", among others. Details on the set can be read here. The set will be an iTunes exclusive for the first month before it moves to other digital media stores on April 28.
Report by David Lowe-Bianco.