Guitar Hero: World Tour - Ready to Rock

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News Posted: Thu, May 22 2008 5:11 PM


Activision keeps on rockin' with the mega-popular Guitar Hero brand. The gaming giant just announced plans for the next installment of the shreddin' series. Get ready, 'cause Guitar Hero: World Tour is set to hit shelves before the holiday season.

In response to the racket created by Rock Band, Activision has turned up the volume with a new set of peripherals for World Tour. Faux rockers will be able to buy a drum kit and bass pedal to form a full band. With the promise of a "battle of the bands" mode in the offing, button-pushing buddies can strut their stuff and face off against four of their closest friends.

We're sure to see a full complement of new bands on board, extra downloadable tracks available for purchase, and plenty of tie-ins with real rock stars. But the hottest new feature lets gamers enter a virtual studio, create their own molten hot performances, and show off their skills to an adoring fanbase (or maybe just mom). Rock on!



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SqUiD267 replied on Thu, May 22 2008 8:18 PM

 Forgot to include the the like mixer you save and edit tracks.

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Ehhh, just sounds like Rock Band.  I never got into this Guitar Hero thing.  I've twice tried playing their guitar - both with disastrous results.  I'll stick to FPS please. =P

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SqUiD267 replied on Fri, May 23 2008 5:48 AM

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Ehhh, just sounds like Rock Band.  I never got into this Guitar Hero thing.  I've twice tried playing their guitar - both with disastrous results.  I'll stick to FPS please. =P

 

Rock Band was created by Harmonix, and Harmonix created Guitar Hero 1 and 2, then Activision aquired Guitar Hero, Rock Band was the real Guitar Hero 3,  Activsion with it its shitty games again, they ruin everything. Good thing Harmonix is back. This game's learning curve is a little longer. Stick to songs you like and your good to go.(til hard)

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Fraking Activision.  That doesn't suprise me.  Call of Duty 5 is NOT going to made by Infinity Ward, instead the people who made the apparently average console only Call of Duty 3 will be making it.  Infinity wants to stick to an every other year schedule, but the cash pigs at Activision want yearly games now.  Infinity Ward took their time and came out with three great games: CoD 2003, CoD 2 2005, CoD 4 2007, and then they might possibly do CoD 6 2009.  Activision is turning one of the best series out there into an oversaturated sequel fest.  Bastards.Angry 

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 ^^^Agreed+5! COD3 blew hard. 

Not a big fan of the rhythm games out there but I know they are cash cows! I remember when RB first came out, it flew off the shelves just like the damn Wii! At $160 for the game instead of the $60 like all other games you know they made it rain a few times! 

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Devhux replied on Fri, May 23 2008 10:21 PM
Interesting that the online mode of Rock Band is called "World Tour" just like the next installment of Guitar Hero is labeled.

Problem is, the name "Guitar Hero" just doesn't lend itself to including other instruments. A name like "Rock Band" makes more sense.
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SqUiD267 replied on Sat, May 24 2008 6:32 PM

 From Engadget Price & release

 

Now that we've been enticed with what Guitar Hero World Tour will look like, GameStop has revealed the upcoming rock simulator's price and release date. $189.99 will get you the Guitar Hero World Tour "Band Kit" with drum kit, guitar, and microphone. Meanwhile, the "Guitar Kit" at $99.99 will come with just the guitar controller. For those of you who want to use your current controller (assuming current controllers will work), the game-only version will run $59.99 (or $49.99 for the PS2 and Wii). The game's ship date, as of now, is set at 10/27/08.

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