[IMGW]http://media.1up.com/media?id=3306470[/IMGW]Sorry folks, you've just been given some pretty compelling reasons to pick up both Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3 this fall. Activision, Red Octane and Neversoft have started revealing the first details about their third installment and they're certainly ratcheting up the songs and features to compete with Harmonix's brand-new game.
First, the music. The companies have announced the first batch of songs slated for Guitar Hero 3, which will apparently have more master recordings than we've seen in previous releases. There's no mention of how many will be masters-sourced, however. In any case:
Paint It Black (by The Rolling Stones)
Cherub Rock (by Smashing Pumpkins)
Sabotage (by Beastie Boys)
The Metal (by Tenacious D)
My Name is Jonas (by Weezer)
Knights of Cydonia (by Muse)
Rock And Roll All Nite (as made famous by Kiss)
School's Out as made famous by Alice Cooper)
Slow Ride (as made famous by Fog Hat)
Cult of Personality (by Living Colour)
Barracuda (as made famous by Heart)
Additionally, wireless guitars will be available for Guitar Hero 3 on every platform it appears on -- PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Online multiplayer, an already announced feature of Rock Band, will be here, as well as "boss battles" in single-player.
Thanks to 1UP.com for sharing the news with us!