Activision Unleashes Guitar Hero World Tour – New Game Allows Gamers To Compose, Record & Share Music
Activision has unleashed Guitar Hero World Tour, a new music game that combines Guitar Hero’s guitar gameplay, with a cooperative band experience. The new game utilizes more advanced wireless instruments with new online and offline gameplay modes. The game comes with a newly redesigned guitar, an electronic drum kit and a microphone, as well as the Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock and roll tracks. New online action includes Band Career (similar to Franchise Mode in sports games) and 8-player “Battle of the Bands.” Fun!
Delivering the largest on-disc set list in a music-rhythm game to-date, Guitar Hero World Tour is comprised entirely of master recordings from Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Sublime and many more. Additionally, the game will offer significantly more localized downloadable music than ever before on all of the next-generation consoles. Budding rock stars will also be given creative license to fully customize everything from their characters’ appearance and instruments to their band’s logo and album covers.
In addition to a newly designed more responsive guitar controller and microphone, Guitar Hero World Tour will deliver the most realistic drum experience ever in a video game with an authentic electronic drum kit. Featuring three drum pads, two raised cymbals and a bass kick pedal, the drum controller combines larger and quieter, velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction to deliver authentic bounce back and is easy to set up, move, break down and store.
Guitar Hero World Tour delivers more ways to play than ever before. Virtual musicians can live out their rock and roll fantasies by playing either a single instrument, or any combination of instruments, in addition to the full band experience. In addition to all of the online gameplay modes from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero World Tour introduces Battle of the Bands mode which allows eight players to join online and challenge each other band-to-band to determine who is the best of the best. In the Band modes, up to four players can jam together, online or off, as they progress through the game, and in single-player Career Mode, players can jam on any of the instruments in branching venue progression enabling them to rock out in the order of their choice.
The game’s new Music Studio lets players express their musical creativity by giving them access to a full compliment of tools to create digital music from scratch, utilizing all of the instruments, and then play their compositions in the game. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download their unique compositions and play them.
Guitar Hero World Tour will be available sometime during the Fall of 2008 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii consoles. More information on Guitar Hero World Tour.