Rush’s 2112 Outed as Foundation of Activision’s Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

The Guitar Hero games over the last few years have done a mixed job of handling the concept of a music game with a story. This time out however they’re leveraging the pure awesomeness of classic rockers Rush to set the stage for the game’s seemingly “Brutal Legend”-like storyline.

“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,” said Alex Lifeson of Rush.  “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.”

The game will include all the tracks from the band’s 2112 release integrated into the storyline as players become “rock warriors” to defeat “the beast” and resurrect rock and roll.

RUSH next to Megadeth, MUSE, Black Sabbath and KISS? Well I may just have found a reason to actually buy this and Rock Band 3 this year.

Oh.. and here is a video to make all you non-reader types happy.

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