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ギターヒーロー3 レジェンド オブ ロック


Vicarious Visions



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All, PC, PS2, PS3, X360

Release Dates

10/28/07 RedOctane
05/22/08 Activision
11/23/07 Activision

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Owners: 373
Favorite: 3
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 1
Now Playing: 1

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Unleash Your Inner Rock Legend

Guitar Hero™ III: Legends of Rock continues to build on Guitar Hero’s successful easy to play, but difficult to master gameplay mechanic to take the franchise to a whole new level. With master tracks from legendary bands like Sex Pistols, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Rolling Stones, Metallica, and Pearl Jam, along with original music composed specifically for the game by iconic guitarists Slash and Tom Morello, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock sports the greatest soundtrack to ever find its way into a videogame. Vastly improved graphics immerse gamers into their rock arenas and heighten their visual experience while the new wireless Gibson guitar controllers allow the players to channel their inner guitar gods. The arcade-inspired battle mode, expanded co-op career and boss battles add depth and extend gameplay for countless hours of shred time.

Crank it up to 11 and get ready to rock – Featuring over 70% master recordings, spanning over 40 years of music across many rock genres, Guitar Hero fans have the opportunity to shred to one of the greatest compilations of music ever. Adding to the track list are some of the most legendary European anthems with a vast array of downloadable content post-launch. From Metallica to Muse and Rolling Stones to Rage Against the Machine, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock offers up a truly legendary set list.

Truly exclusive music – Multiple tracks that can only be found in the game include guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello contributing original guitar riffs for their boss battles. Also, the Sex Pistols re-entered the studio for the first time in 30 years to re-record “Anarchy in the U.K.” providing Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock an original recording not available anywhere else. Additionally, Living Colour re-recorded their Grammy Award winning “Cult of Personality” adding a solo that left legendary guitarist Vernon Reid grunting.

An authentic look and feel – Improving the graphics from the ground up have created a more intense visual element giving guitar heroes the sense of performing on their own rock stage. Slash, Tom Morello and Bret Michaels spent hours in motion capture suits so that their movements and styles were translated perfectly to their in-game characters. Venue light shows have been coordinated for each song along with choreographing the animations for each band member. Ultra-detailed textures in the fictional characters and multiple outfits give the option of customizing the guitarist to meet everyone’s inner grunge, punk, metal or anything in between.

Rock this way – The arcade-inspired battle mode adds a new dimension to the Guitar Hero franchise. The idea isn’t necessarily to hit the most notes, but rather hit the right ones and learn the nuances of using the power-up attacks. With Guitar Battle, Star Power sequences are replaced with Battle Power sequences. Hit every note in the Battle Power sequence and receive a power-up that can be used to attack the competition.

You’ve got to beat the best, to be the best – Battle mode lends itself to the boss battles featuring Slash and Tom Morello. After defeating a boss, unlock them as a playable character and continue to the encore for the set list, which is a master recording of one of their most legendary songs. After defeating Slash, the next performance is “Welcome to the Jungle” and Slash stays on stage to play with the gamer. Likewise for Tom Morello and the hard-hitting “Bulls on Parade.”

It takes two – Taking the co-op experience to the next level is the new Co-op Career mode giving guitar heroes the chance to progress through their career with a friend. Since not all songs play well for both the lead and bass tracks, only the best songs are pulled from the single player career mode with six co-op career exclusive encore songs.

Rockin’ around the world – Compete head-to-head in any of the competitive game modes online to prove who the most legendary guitar hero really is. Or, for those looking for a more friendly experience, shred to a few tracks on the lead or the bass in co-op online.

Dude, where’s my wire? – The Wii Gibson Les Paul guitar controller has a void in the guitar for the Wii Remote to snap into and connects to the Wii Remote via the Nunchuk port. By using the Wii Remote, the guitar controller utilizes the wireless technology and accelerometer.

Axe innovation – All guitars will have detachable necks for easier portability as well as storage. Adding a new level of personalization to the Les Paul Guitar controllers are interchangeable faceplates giving guitar heroes the opportunity to show their style via their instrument.

Adapting the Wii Remote’s technology, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock uses both the rumble feature and the speaker on the Wii Remote. The rumble can be felt shaking the guitar when rocking out with Star Power. The speaker comes in handy when playing multiplayer as “clinks” are heard through the Wii Remote as opposed to being ported through the TV speakers.



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Legacy Sales History

Total Sales

Opinion (115)

1 n/a 230,587 n/a 40,692 271,279
2 n/a 95,002 3,163 17,280 115,445
3 n/a 67,077 1,771 12,125 80,973
4 n/a 123,999 21,892 25,446 171,337
5 n/a 84,296 22,617 18,558 125,471
6 n/a 95,914 22,274 20,552 138,740
7 n/a 117,657 22,037 24,350 164,044
8 n/a 133,098 17,499 26,337 176,934
9 n/a 69,155 13,402 14,386 96,943
10 n/a 42,751 9,450 9,082 61,283
atma998 posted 05/09/2014, 06:01
Died at 4.57M, just between the PS2 version (4.98M) and the X360 version (4.45M), but quite ahead of the PS3 one (2.20M).
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atma998 posted 27/07/2013, 03:41
Yes, 4.53M!
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atma998 posted 22/07/2012, 11:30
4.48M...wonder if it will reach 4.5M?
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GranTurismoHelperMax posted 19/06/2009, 02:22
Gr8 game but I sold it bcus no1 plays it online anymore.
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coonana posted 21/05/2009, 07:43
why are people buying so much of GHIII when GH:WT is out. What is wrong with the average fool of a wii owner.

New Play Control Mario Tennis is going to sell a million while GTA: CTW struggles to be a golden seller.
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Chrizum posted 11/05/2009, 12:14
This one is undertracked in America.

Nintendo said GH3 sold best on the Wii there, and now it's being outsold by the PS3 version according to VGChartz. Yeah right...
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