It’s a Christmas Miiiraacle! Trailer for Guitar Hero: Metallica shows up

As someone who’s about to hit 30, I grew up love, love, loving Metallica. I went to the fabled Metallica/Guns N’ Roses double bill, bought the hundreds-of-dollars Live Shit: Binge and Purge box set, and watched as my favorite musicians cut their hair short and started dressing like they were going shopping at the Apple Store all day (Lars, especially).

Anyhoo, here’s a trailer for Guitar Hero: Metallica that’s surfaced recently. Looks pretty good, I guess. Man, these guys know how to make money. I won’t buy CDs, but I’ll probably throw down for Rock Band: AC/DC and Guitar Hero: Metallica without even thinking about it. Well played, Masters of Marketing. Well played indeed.

According to our tipster, Lucas:

Release date: first half of 2009

Guitar Hero Metallica allows you to play as us in either single instrument or band career game modes in your choice of some famous settings or new venues with in the round staging. Included are 28 Metallica songs along with a few from some of our buddies like as Alice in Chains, the Foo Fighters, Slayer, Machine Head and Queen.

There is also an all new Expert+ difficulty setting featuring two bass drum kick pedals along with all the gameplay modes from Guitar Hero World Tour.

I’m not huge on this “some of our buddies stuff” but I guess it has to be done. I’d prefer just Metallica – maybe career mode could be an entire concert in real-time. Oh well, I’ll still buy it.

[Thanks for sending this in, Lucas]