We've heard a few fleeting rumors about the addition of new instruments to the Guitar Hero series, and now according to the latest issue of Game Informer, those rumors are true.
Whenever a new Guitar Hero game is poised to be released, you star hearing rumors about different bands and tracks that might be included in the game. Eventually we finally get some confirmed tracks, followed by a complete set list. Well with Guitar Hero: On Tour, we've arrived at the stage where we're given a healthy list of tracks to be included. Hit the jump to see which 15 songs have been officially announced.
When Rock Band was announced last year, the first thing that drew everyone in was the fact that not only could you rock out to your favorite tunes with a guitar, but you'd also have drums and a mic as well. According to a recent interview with Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, they are planning to do the same thing for Guitar Hero IV.
It won't be long before June is here and we're all rocking out to Guitar Hero Aerosmith. If you're as eager as I am to get your hands on the game, you'll probably want to pre-order it so you'll be assured that you can pick it up on launch day. We have the official info on what extras you can expect to get for doing just that, as well as the official pricing.
It has become apparent that rhythm games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band are taking over as the best way for bands to reach new listeners with their music. We already know that between those two franchises, more music sold than through legal downloading, so it's no surprise that a major band will be releasing a single on Guitar Hero before it can be purchased through any other medium.
When I first heard The Devil Went Down to Georgia for Guitar Hero III, I was quite surprised. The song sounded almost nothing like the original Charlie Danials version which I'd grown up hearing. (Living in the Midwest you hear this song at every single high school dance, no joke) The new version grew on me, and I began to enjoy it, however, one person that's never going to like it is Charlie Daniels.
If you'll all remember, Activision released the Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock with a minor flaw. Well, releasing a game that depends greatly on audio with only the ability to output in mono is more than a small flaw, but they've made up for it, so who's counting? Anywho, there was a class action lawsuit regarding this matter, and it has finally been settled.
A gentleman by the name of Samuel Livingston filed the suit seeking "actual damages, individual restitution, equitable relief, civil penalties, costs and expenses of litigation, including attorney's fees, and all further relief available." I don't think the suit went exactly as he planned.