Executives have spoken of it. Ratings Boards have classified it. And now the world's largest games retailer is accepting preorders for it. Activision, it's about time you announced Guitar Hero: Van Halen.

A GameStop employee has helpfully pointed us towards his overseer's website, where you can throw some money down on the unannounced title right now. There are listings for 360, PS3, Wii and PS2 versions, while there's also an awfully precise-looking release date of July 28 in there as well.

While, as Van Halen fans, we're not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, the fact this thing is real is a little odd. No offence to Van Halen, but they're not exactly in the same league - in terms of popularity and marketability - as Aerosmith and Metallica.

Leading us to ponder: what's next? Guitar Hero: Poison? Guitar Hero: Meatloaf? Guitar Hero: Incubus?


Guitar Hero: Van Halen [GameStop]