Activision’s Guitar Hero World Tour is all set to launch in Fall this year. The new Guitar Hero version will feature a slick newly redesigned guitar, a genuine electronic drum kit and a microphone. Also it will boast an innovative Music Studio music creator, which will allow gamers to compose, record, edit and share their own rock and roll anthems, along with online Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands.”
The addition of an authentic electronic drum kit will let users enjoy a realistic drum experience. The drum kit includes three drum pads, two raised cymbals and a bass kick pedal. In addition the drum controller combines larger and quieter, velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction offering authentic bounce back. Also the drum kit is easy to set up, move, break down and store.
Activision claims that the Guitar Hero World Tour contains legendary recordings from some of the greatest classic and modern rock bands including Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Sublime, etc. Moreover, potential rock stars will also be offered creative license to fully customize everything from their characters’ appearance and instruments to their band’s logo and album covers. The Guitar Hero World Tour also offers more localized downloadable music than before.
Game playing is also made interesting in the Guitar Hero World Tour game. Apart from all of the online gameplay modes from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, the new version also features Battle of the Bands mode. This mode will allow eight players to join online and challenge each other band-to-band to decide who the best is. In the Band modes, up to four players can jam together, online or off, as they progress through the game. While, 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.
“Guitar Hero has set the standard for music-based gaming and with Guitar Hero World Tour and the game’s groundbreaking Music Studio, we are once again delivering unprecedented innovation that has the potential to revolutionize consumer generated music, much in the same way that video sharing hubs have driven user generated video,” said Dusty Welch, Head of Publishing for RedOctane. “With the introduction of our advanced high-quality new wireless instruments, in-depth customization options and advanced online functionality, the game enables music fans and gamers globally to share in the most social and expressive music experience ever.”
Thanks to GHTunes, music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online, where other gamers can download their unique compositions and play them.
Guitar Hero World Tour is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. On the other hand Vicarious Visions is developing the Guitar Hero World Tour for Wii. Budcat is developing the game for the PlayStation 2 console.