Guitar Hero Gets Jimi Hendrix
The Guitar Hero videogame franchise has landed another real-world guitar hero's music for inclusion in the next version of the bestselling game: Two Jimi Hendrix songs will be in this fall's "Guitar Hero World Tour."
The upcoming title will let players fake-rock their hearts out to "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary" -- and feature a Hendrix avatar among the characters that players can choose from. Activision, Guitar Hero's publisher, says that more Hendrix music may become available down the road in the form of downloadable content for the game.
The latest installment steps up the Guitar Hero franchise's game by incorporating a microphone and drum controller option, kinda like Rock Band, that other big fake-rock game on the market. Guitar Hero World Tour is scheduled for an October 27 release.
Activision recently released a version of the game centered around the career of Aerosmith and a version of Guitar Hero for the Nintendo DS. (Anybody got opinions on those games? Please post away...)
By the way, if you're a serious Guitar Hero fan, be advised: Hard Rock Cafe and Spin Magazine are sponsoring a contest based on the Aerosmith version of GH. The top four scorers from among 16 competitions at Hard Rock Cafes across the country will win a trip to Boston, where they'll compete for a motorcycle with a look designed by singer Steven Tyler.
July 18, 2008; 1:56 PM ET
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