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Rob2600
06-20-2008, 10:52 PM
After reading this article, I'm excited for the new Guitar Hero game!


IGN - Bringing Guitar Hero World Tour to Wii (http://wii.ign.com/articles/883/883120p1.html)

Article highlights:

"Activision and Vicarious Visions are hard at work on the official sequel to Guitar Hero III, an ambitious undertaking that strives to outdo Rock Band in every regard. It's called Guitar Hero World Tour. It comes not only with a guitar, but with a microphone and drum set, too. And there's a music mixer program. And downloadable content. And online multiplayer.

Guess what? The Wii version includes it all.

Guitar Hero World Tour adds drums and a microphone, in addition to some great innovations on the guitar. On the software side, we have robust character customization, online play with up to eight players (including Band Vs Band online), downloadable songs and the ground breaking Music Studio, in which players can create their own tunes and share them with other Wii players via GHTunes. It's all there on the Wii.

The Music Studio is really cool. It allows players to create their own note charts for guitars and drums. They can record it in real-time or go into the advanced recording features and layout the notes and edit/modify as needed to create a masterpiece.

We expect fans to create amazing songs that everyone else can download and play! The Wii version will be very similar to the PS3/360 version, but the content sharing can only be traded within the Wii community.

DLC is something we've been looking at since GHIII. It was the most requested feature by Wii players and the team has really worked hard to deliver on this promise. I know there has been detractors who say the Wii can't do DLC for various technical reasons and they are dead wrong. The system is quite capable.

Yes, the Wii has limited storage and it has taken longer than we anticipated getting this feature fully working. But it works and it's cool.

GHWT Wii has an in-game Music Store, which allows players to preview, purchase and download new songs as we release them online. Players can purchase songs using their Wii Points. It's really easy. You can download to the Wii System Memory or store songs on an SD Card, called the Rock Archive.

We have a new feature called "create-a-set list". So when you want to play songs you have purchased, you just make a custom set list of songs you wish to play from the Rock Archive, pick a venue and play!

If you accidentally delete a song, or don't have an SD Card and have run out of room in the Wii system memory, you can always re-download the song for free."

U.S. release date: October 2008

Icarus Moonsight
06-21-2008, 12:20 AM
If I read that right, you'll be able to access the DLC right off the SD! Also, I'll be able to share some of my songs with y'all and you can pretend to play it on GH! They do this right and all I can say is, "What the hell is Rock Band?" Oh man. I am literally tingling with anticipation. Time to fire up the old rig and crank out some new tunage. I must be prepared. :evil:

Rob2600
06-21-2008, 01:35 AM
If I read that right, you'll be able to access the DLC right off the SD! Also, I'll be able to share some of my songs with y'all and you can pretend to play it on GH! They do this right and all I can say is, "What the hell is Rock Band?" Oh man. I am literally tingling with anticipation.

Yeah, I'm looking forward to the Music Studio feature. It seems like it'll be a lot of fun!

I was going to buy Rock Band for the Wii this month, but now I'll wait for the new Guitar Hero instead.

Icarus Moonsight
06-21-2008, 02:18 AM
Yeah, after reading all that it's got no-brainer written all over it. Tried Rock Band on PS3 a little while ago and I was a bit underwhelmed. I was expecting, better... no, more? Different maybe? We'll it wasn't what I expected after hearing so much wowzers about it. Then again, it was at a kiosk so the atmosphere could have put me off. I'm not sure.

The Shawn
06-23-2008, 08:35 AM
Wow! I may buy a wii for this game alone. I have never had a system on-line but for the purpose of sharing songs I think it may be worth it!

rbudrick
06-23-2008, 09:53 AM
Has anyone figured out yet what the largest capacity SD card the Wii can hold is?

-Rob

namzep
06-23-2008, 10:04 AM
I thought it was 2GB but I'm not 100% sure on that. Should be more than enough to hold a ton of songs.

Oobgarm
06-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Far as I'm aware, the Wii can't handle SDHC cards, so 2GB is tops at the moment.

sisko
06-23-2008, 10:36 AM
The instruction manual indicates 2GB.