Having spent much time in the arcade, I've grown used to seeing people virtually shredding a tune with a plastic guitar. I was there for the Woodstock of the instrument-based music genre, before it ever came home on a fancy disc like you kids are used to today. Alas, it goes without saying that Guitar Hero has become quite the phenom in recent years—and love for the guitar-based gameplay has only increased as the titlehits other consoles. The 360 release brought more people into the family, and the new Wii and PS3 versions—which have been officially announced—are likely to do the same.
To go along with the announcement of the two new versions, developers Red Octane also let the public know about a patch for the Xbox 360 guitar that was distributed over Live yesterday, and theydivulged more details on the upcoming Wii version. Speculation over whether or not the Wii version would use the Wiimote ora more typical guitar led many to wonder how the game would work. When questioned about this by IGN, Red Octane's Kai Huang responded with the following:
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.
Huang went on to confirm that the Wii version would share the online play and downloadable content found in the Xbox 360 and upcoming PS3 versions of the game. Good news for Wii fans and Guitar Hero fans alike. Now, if only I could get a dual-remote drum game as seen in the original Wii promos.
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