Aspyr teams with Activision to bring Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock to Apple Mac

Aspyr Media, in partnership with Activision, Inc., today announced that the third iteration of the wildly popular Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, will be available to Mac and Windows gamers for the first time ever this fall.

Being developed and published exclusively by Aspyr, the Mac and Windows versions will match their console counterparts with explosive new content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually stunning rock venues. With more than 70 songs in the set list, and more original master tracks than ever before, players will be able to shred from many of the freshest and hottest artists today, along with many of the most popular rock songs ever recorded. Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also allow Mac and Windows enthusiasts to rip head-to-head against players around the world and across either platform, raising the level of competition for true legendary rock status.

“Working with such a wildly successful franchise and helping to strengthen an already powerful brand has us feeling like rock stars ourselves, only without the fame, money or musical talent,” said Ted Staloch, Executive Vice President, Publishing for Aspyr, in the press release. “But even without Slash¹s chops, we still have what it takes to bring the best music game on the planet to PC and Mac gamers. Aspyr’s expertise in developing and publishing for these platforms means that we will deliver a game that wails just as hard as it does on consoles but feels natural on this audience¹s chosen platform.”

“Providing the option for our fans to play Guitar Hero at their desk or on a laptop on the go is incredibly exciting, and we¹re thrilled to now offer the ability to rock out literally anywhere and everywhere,” said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane, in the press release. “PC and Mac gamers can now shred as hard as their console counterparts do, and it¹s a great opportunity to help promote musicianship and expand the growing number of Guitar Hero fans worldwide.”

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on PC and Mac is rated T for Teen by the ESRB, and will be available this fall.

More information here.


  1. Oh this has got to be the most wonderful game EVER!

    Rated for TEEN, right up my 50 year old avenue.

    Yes I’m suffering a extensive mid-life crisses, BUT SO WHAT! It’s a game for the Mac!!

    Hows that for fluff? A bit too much MDN? I guess i’ll find out when I get IP banned again…

  2. wow, GH3 for mac! that’s seriously cool. i hope PS2 guitar controllers (via usb adapters) will work with it. if so, well, complete awesomeness.

    then i suppose i hope it will work with my 700mhz emac… otherwise i’ll have to get it for windows. bleh.

  3. I wonder who will be the first to make use of garage band and the Guitar Hero Guitar controller.

    Yes, but I’ll be underwhelmed, considering you can connect a real guitar and compose with much more finesse than that toy will ever allow.

  4. My grandson will be interested in this. He’s a teen who’s guitar skills have already exceeded his dad’s – and his dad earned pocket-change with his skills for years. Well … backing his own vocals … and the younger may write well but won’t sing loud enough to be heard.
    Yes, he uses GarageBand on occasion.


  5. Man, buy a cheap guitar and a cheap amp and learn how to play, maybe even start an actual band; I guarantee you’ll learn a whole lot more and experience a much greater feeling of accomplishment than wasting your time with this junk.

    You don’t need no stinkin’ Guitar Hero III.

  6. I’m waiting for GH IV – Cowbell Hero.

    Cowbell hero – full of explosive new content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired dance cowbell mode, grueling drumstic battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content including 40 different and bigger cowbells and visually stunning cowbell rock arenas. With more than 70 songs in the set list including Mississippi Queen, Don’t Fear The Reaper, Working For The Weekend, the entire Steppenwolf catalog, and many more!

    Players will be able to really explore the space in the studio or onstage with the classic rock guitarists of yesteryear, annoying the hell out of the band members while seeking the elusive praise of the producer.

    Because guess what? He’s got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!

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