Rush has joined with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock to bring their seven-part suite from their classic 2112 album to the game’s all-new, story-based Quest Mode this September. For the first time, Guitar Hero fans will embark on an epic voyage playing as eight Guitar Hero characters that transform into rock warriors who must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down “The Beast” to save rock.
“The music, the story and the journey of 2112 lends itself perfectly to the quest in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock,” said Geddy Lee of Rush. “In our story, the caves of 2112 are where our hero finds the lost guitar and this rediscovery of music is much like the Guitar Hero warriors’ journey to find the Demi-God of Rock’s Legendary guitar, which has been trapped in a cavern.”
“I love the idea of Guitar Hero; they have combined two great things– music and fun,” Alex Lifeson of Rush said. “I think it’s a great way to introduce people of all ages to music of various styles by all kinds of different bands, while providing a launching pad for kids who want to get into playing music.”
Within the narrative-driven journey, Rush and Guitar Hero fans alike will experience 2112 in a new way while traversing the exclusive three-part 2112 Rush-inspired venue and playing their way through the 20-minute, seven-part suite. Additionally, each song transition will feature band members narrating liner notes from the 2112 album.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii™ system from Nintendo.