Guitar Hero IV: Like Rock Band but Totally Different.

13 05 2008

News is coming in that the latest issue of Game Informer has all the skinny on Guitar Hero IV. According to the mag, GHIV will try to compete with Rock Band by adding Drums, Vocal and Bass. In true competitive fashion however, GHIV will include the ability to create a song (sans vocals) to be played in the game. Here’s what Nintendo Wii Fanboy says on the matter:

As well as this expanded line-up, you’ll be able to create your own tracks (though this doesn’t extend to vocals, reportedly due to storage and copyright issues) and design album art. The game will let you upload five of your tracks to ‘GH Tunes’ (and ten when you achieve certain grades), and it will be possible to share songs in the Wii version. If you’re horribly uncreative like us, you’ll be able to strum your axe to one of the game’s licensed songs, all of which are master tracks, and include the likes of Van Halen, The Eagles, Sublime and angst-mongers Linkin Park

Click on over to Nintendo Wii Fanboy to catch up with the rest of the info.

[Guitar Hero 4 adds new instruments, turns features up to 11 – NintendoWiiFanboy.com]

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6 responses

13 05 2008
link13

Sounds good but will I have to buy all new equipment to play the other instruments!?

13 05 2008
ace attorney

I only care about the guitar on a guitar hero game. I think it is a great idea that you are going to create a song. I am so excited about this one. Any word on a release date?

13 05 2008
Tomster595

I dont get it. Why does Harmonix have to compete with itself?

13 05 2008
Will D'angelo

@tomster
Harmonix no longer owns Guitar hero. They only own Rockband. MTV games owns GH.

14 05 2008
Tomster595

Oh, Thanks Will. When did they sell it? I dont really watch Harmonix so closely… I play the games for fun, but I’m not really a “Hardcore” rhythm game player.

15 05 2008
S_Pac_316

So basically they are making Guitar Hero into Rock Band…whatever.

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