There is even a special guitar controller emblazoned with the band's red-and-white logo for hard core fans.
The game and guitar controller bundle for Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony Corp's PlayStation3 and Nintendo 's Wii sells for $99.99, with an additional PlayStation2 version for $89.99. The game is also sold individually for each of the consoles and costs $59.99 and $49.99, respectively.
Activision is set to come out with a Metallica Guitar Hero edition in 2009, but declined to specify what month the game will be released.
The company will also release Guitar Hero: World Tour during the Christmas season, which will include a drum set and microphone in addition to the guitar controller.