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Written by Thomas "CigDangle" Balistreri   
Thursday, 20 March 2008

[News] [NDS]

Guitar Hero: On Tour is the latest edition of the franchise, being developed by Vicarious Visions for the Nintendo DS.  The game will feature:

  • Classic rock, alternative, and pop tracks by artists including Nirvana, OK Go, and No Doubt
  • Packaged with a revolutionary Guitar Hero Guitar Grip peripheral that fits snugly into the DS 
  • Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touch screen to strum
  • Five new unlockable venues
  • Players can choose the color of their guitar of choice
  • Six characters to choose from - two of which are all new
  • Co-op or Battle Mode (with new Battle Items unique to the DS) using a local wireless network

In battle mode, players may have to blow into the microphone to extinguish a pyrotechnics effects gone wrong, or use the touch screen to autograph a crazed fan's shirt in the middle of their set.

"We are continuing to introduce new and exciting ways to bring music to audiences with Guitar Hero," said Dusty Welch, head of publishing for Activision/RedOctane. "The Guitar Hero Guitar Grip redefines how games can be played on handheld systems and the integration of the microphone and touch screen gameplay on the DS, further illustrates Guitar Hero's leadership in delivering the most unique and creative quality hardware and software on the market."


"We're designing Guitar Hero: On Tour from the ground up to take full advantage of the DS platform by integrating signature gameplay with fresh new content and DS specific features," said Karthik Bala, CEO of Vicarious Visions. "We've taken all of our learnings on the DS platform to date and pushed it to the limits to create a truly innovative Guitar Hero experience."

Guitar Hero: On Tour will be rated E10+ is set for a summer release.

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