New Guitar Hero features user-generated content

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Activision has finally revealed what it has in store for thenext version of its multi-million selling Guitar Hero franchise – a cooperativeband experience featuring a full-set of newly designed wireless instruments (ala EA’s Rock Band) combined with a Garageband style in-built music studio, forgamers to create and upload their own band’s tunes to the worldwide Guitar Herocommunity.
Guitar Hero World Tour will feature a slick newly redesignedguitar, a genuine electronic drum kit and a microphone. The Music Studio musiccreator will let players compose, record, edit and share their own”rock androll anthems”, along with online Band Career and 8-player “Battle of theBands.”
Master recordings
Activision’s press release informs us: “Delivering thelargest on-disc set list in a music-rhythm game to-date, Guitar HeroWorld Tour is comprised entirely of master recordings from some of thegreatest classic and modern rock bands of all-time including Van Halen, Linkin Park,The Eagles, Sublime and many more.”
TechRadar should have more images of all the new Guitar Heroinstruments/peripherals later today, but in the meantime you might want tocheck out the firstvideo trailer for the game, which gives you a glimpse of the realistic newkit.
Improved drum kit
The Guitar Hero drum kit, in particular, sounds like a majorimprovement on Rock Band’s offering, featuring three drum pads, two raisedcymbals and a bass kick pedal, “the drum controller combines larger andquieter, velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction to deliverauthentic bounce back and is easy to set up, move, break down and store.”
EA’s Rock Band launches in the UK tomorrow, though many gamers arestill unhappy with the rather painful £180 price tag for the full kit andcaboodle.