Guitar Hero III will have wireless guitars in different colors, even special wood editions. The game will feature online (co-op) play and music downloads on Wii, PS2, PS3 & Xbox 360
“We’re planning a lot for our new guitars for Guitar Hero III. First of all, the one feature that fans have been asking for the most is that yes, they’re going to be wireless. So now fans can finally rock out in their living room and jump off their couches and do all the crazy rock star stuff that they haven’t been able to do in the past. And then, what we’re doing with the guitars is there’ll be a new shape and there’ll be new colors. And what we’re also looking at in addition to all those features is creating some more interesting guitars that are higher end, and some of them will be made out of wood, and so they’ll actually feel like a real guitar.”
Guitar Hero III will also feature strong online elements. There will be both cooperative and competitive online modes.
While they did experiment with using the Wii remote controller in different ways, in the end they decided that the Wii game (like the PS2, PS3 & Xbox 360 versions) should have the guitar as the basic controller. To quote Redoctane:
“We are really excited about the Wii game because there are so many options for the Wii remote. However, you will play the game with a guitar peripheral and it will be similar to a guitar you’ve seen in the past.”
The company went on to confirm that Guitar Hero III on Wii contains features included in other (PS2, PS3 & Xbox 360) versions of the upcoming game, such as online play and downloadable music.
RedOctane president Kai Huang said: “We’ve got a lot of songs and artists still that we would love to have. In particular, we’ve been trying to get Metallica, AC/DC, and Led Zeppelin. So hopefully sometime in the near future, my wish and everybody’s wish will come true and we can get some of their music in the game.”
Sounds great! Fingers crossed the downloadable tracks won’t be too expensive and let’s hope the wireless guitars will have a long battery life.
PS: I had not heard about this before, but apparently they are actually also looking at a Nintendo DS version of Guitar Hero III for release in early 2008. Nothing new was said about the registered game names Guitar Villain and Drum Villain, but no denial either. 👿