Posted by: Tha Square | May 22, 2008

Guitar Hero: World Tour to Have Online & Downloadable Content

Within the first few days of its official announcement, Guitar Hero: World Tour is besting Rock Band in every category, even the ones Rock Band originated. World Tour will not only feature a drum set, a microphone, and newly designed guitars, but it will also showcase 8 player “Battle of the Bands” online play. It will still, of course, have single player online mode a la Legends of Rock so you can still duke it out over then net when you’re by yourself.

But the online gaming experience doesn’t end there; World Tour will also have downloadable content which is one of the major flaws in Harmonix’s cash in. Unlike the PS3 and 360 games, the Rock Band Wii port doesn’t allow players to go online or download anything new. World Tour, however, is going to utilize this function quite thoroughly though there’s no word as what songs we’ll be able to down load at this point.

But to top this all off, you’ll also be able to fully customize your in-game experience. You’ll have the option to create your own characters, design their guitars, album covers, band logos, and write your own songs. Oh yes, artists can now bring themselves fame and fortune on Guitar Hero by writing their favorite songs and spreading them across the globe.

Activision is really bringing the heat to EA with this title. They’re aiming for the top spot of the music gaming food chain and they’re going for Harmonix’s jugular. With new instruments, new downloadable content, new create your own song feature, and eight player online capabilities, World Tour is seriously going to give Rock Band a run for its money. One thing I’m wondering is if Guitar Hero 3’s Wii guitar will be compatable with this game, I don’t see why not.

“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…

The game’s innovative 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(TM) where other gamers can download their unique compositions and play them…”

To read the rest of this press release, check out Destructoid.com.

Source: Destructoid.com

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