The game was released last September 24, 2010 in Europe, North America on September 28, 2010 and September 29, 2010 in Australia. It is the last game in the series to be made by Neversoft and RedOctane prior to closures and dissolution by their parent publisher and company Activision, in part as a result of weak sales in the music game market from 2009. Additional development for the Nintendo Wii version with some Nintendo DS functionality was provided by Vicarious Visions who will be taking over for future Guitar Hero design and development.
In the game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock join and rock on with friends on an epic journey to save rock n’ roll. It features an astonishing 90+ track set list, a totally redesigned/remodeled rock-inspired guitar controller and a host of all new gameplay features, living room living legends and their friends can strum, drum and wail in the most immersive music videogame ever experience to date. Delivering the rock music collection that focuses on guitar shredding hits from bands such as Slipknot, Black Sabbath and Megadeth and larger than life band anthems from KISS Muse and Queen, players can unleash their dark inner rock warriors with more cool rewards and unlockable content than ever before in the first offer Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s Quest Mode, the company’s first ever story based mode, and Quick play, which invites challenge starved fanatics to test their rock and roll skills. Running on the very powerful Guitar Hero engine that has been refined and expanded and with encores from the addictive, award winning gameplay features that made Guitar Hero one of the best and most popular franchises of all-time, such as Competitive modes, Party Play and any combination of up to four instruments, the game offers a complete high tech interactive and connected experience bringing friends and foes to the stage in the ultimate rock and roll music experience.