These artists join Slash, the iconic Grammy-winning musician and former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, who serves as the games master guitar instructor. Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory from the band Five Finger Death Punch will help players navigate through game features. Multiple songs have also been added to the game's roster. BandFuse: Rock Legends will be coming to game consoles early in 2013.
BandFuse: Rock Legends seamlessly connects real guitars, basses and microphones to game consoles, empowering players to jam to a huge selection of hits in a fun game environment. Players of all skill levels can tap into the rock experience by using the unique BandFuse: Rock Legends animated tablature (tabs) interface, which simplifies the learning process for novice musicians while allowing advanced musicians to perform songs as the artists intended.
Renowned musician Zakk Wylde will mentor players in the game's career mode. He has spent much of his career as the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and is the founder of heavy metal band Black Label Society. In 2006, Zakk was recognized at the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame, featuring his handprints and signature, for his successful career as a musician and his contribution to the music industry. Nancy Wilson is a multitalented artist who will also mentor players though various career levels. She is a core member of the super group Heart that has sold more than 30-million records worldwide and had Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970's, 80's, 90's, and most recently 2010. Heart is among the most commercially enduring Hard Rock bands in history. These notable musicians will inspire gamers as they master some of the most recognizable rock songs of all time.
BandFuse: Rock Legends features a massive, genre-spanning set list from today's modern and classic rock ‘n' roll artists, including these twelve newly revealed tracks:
"You Oughta Know" (Alanis Morissette)
"Jessica" (The Allman Brothers Band)
"Sugar, We're Goin Down" (Fallout Boy)
"I'm Broken" (Pantera)
"Jessie's Girl" (Rick Springfield)
"Should I Stay or Should I Go" (The Clash)
"Stellar Revival" (The Crazy Ones)
Previously announced tracks include:
"No Rain" (Blind Melon)
"Godzilla" (Blue Oyster Cult)
"The Bleeding" (Five Finger Death Punch)
"Breaking the Law" (Judas Priest)
"Cult of Personality" (Living Colour)
"Sweet Home Alabama" (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
"Harder to Breathe" (Maroon 5)
"Alive" (Pearl Jam)
"Back From Cali" (Slash)
"Reptilia" (The Strokes)
As previously announced, players are able to form bands and play along with their favorite songs to own online BandFuse: Rock Legends Leaderboards and Challenges, or create original music in real-time with up to three of their friends. In Free Jam mode, experienced guitarists can jam to their heart's content, creating all-original songs by layering multiple audio tracks. Intermediate players can choose from a selection of backing tracks, then lay down their own lead, rhythm and vocal tracks in the Jam Along mode. Finally, players can then share their recorded tracks over social networks and debut them to the world.