Friday, May 23, 2008

Guitar Hero World Tour Details Emerge

Activision finally confirms several rumors fliying around about the upcoming forth version of Guitar Hero. The new game officially titled Guitar Hero World Tour will feature multiple wireless peripherals and music-composing program.

Earlier this week Activision confirmed the game will feature a microphone and a "genuine" electronic drum kit, along with a redesigned guitar peripheral.

Of the three new instruments, Activision is particularly touting its drum kit, which will have three drum pads, two raised cymbals, and a bass kick pedal. Apparently, it will have "velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction to deliver authentic bounce back."

Activision also boasts that Guitar Hero World Tour will have "the biggest on-disc selection" of music, and that all of the tunes available to take on will be master tracks. So far, no particular songs have been named, but the company has promised that offerings from artists Van Halen, Linkin Park, Sublime, and the Eagles will be included.

Along with the new peripherals the game will see a few software changes adding in Battle of the Bands player mode. Battle of the Bands allows up to eight players, two teams of four, to compete online to see which band rocks the hardest. Guitar Hero World Tour also adds a Music Studio music creator tool that lets you compose, record and edit your own songs, using all of the instruments if desired, and then importing these tunes into the game. You can also share your masterpieces with others through an online service called GHTunes.

Guitar Hero World Tour should hit shelves sometime this fall.

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