Videogame publisher Activision is readying the next installment of the popular Guitar Hero franchise, for the first time expanding the series to all new-generation consoles -- PlayStation3, Wii and Xbox 360 -- in addition to the PlayStation2.

The game will include several new features, such as an online multiplayer battle mode, and the ability to download new songs not available already from previous games.

Also, the game will feature master recordings instead of covers, and will include the artists original recording as well. An initial track list includes "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones, "Cherub Rock" by the Smashing Pumpkins, "My Name is Jonas" by Weezer, "Barracuda" by Heart and "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour, among many others.

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