The Next Guitar Hero Will Send You On A Legendary Quest

Guitar Hero is changing course with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, a music game with some unexpected additions, including a story-driven quest mode that involves a group of heavy metal warriors seeking a legendary guitar and a battle with The Beast.

The newest issue of Nintendo Power reveals Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, in development at Neversoft and Vicarious Visions. Neversoft's Brian Bright tells the official Nintendo mag that the sixth major entry in the Guitar Hero series will focus more on "shredding" rock and roll, less on the inclusion of broader music from artists like Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran and Elton John.

On top of more shreddin', expect a quest mode that tells an "otherworldly tale, narrated by KISS frontman Gene Simmons," a conflict between the rock 'n roll gods that can only be resolved by playing Guitar Hero. Here's how it goes...

"The Beast defeats the demigod of rock and the demigod of rock is entombed in stone and his legendary guitar is banished," Bright said. "[The guitar] is the source of his power. And so you are going through and assembling an army of warriors to be able to defeat the beast. Along the way, you'll have to recover the legendary guitar…" Guitar Hero characters like Lars Ümlaüt and Johnny Napalm also appear to have the ability to transform into a blue-skinned goblin and a half-man, half-boar warrior, respectively.

Huh....

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock [Nintendo Power]