For the first time, handheld gamers will have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Activision, Inc.’s upcoming Guitar Hero: On Tour for Nintendo DS. The game will deliver a unique Guitar Hero experience by challenging handheld gamers to rock out and prove their shredding skills on the most diverse set list of master tracks ever offered in a Guitar Hero game, including classic rock, alternative and pop favourites such as Nirvana, OK Go and No Doubt.
The game will be packaged with a revolutionary Guitar Hero Guitar Grip peripheral that fits snugly into the DS and a unique Guitar Hero pick-stylus that brings a new dimension to handheld gaming and the core gameplay that defines Guitar Hero. Guitar Hero: On Tour has been designed specifically for the DS platform and will offer the DS audience an all-new compelling music experience.
Guitar Hero: On Tour continues to build on the franchise’s signature easy-to-play, yet difficult to master addictive gameplay, and now lets players take their experience on the road wherever they go. Players use the Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touchscreen to strum their favourite tunes and create their rock ‘n’ roll legacy in career mode.
Fans can also join together to play co-op mode using a local wireless network, or battle each other in a Guitar Duel using new Battle Items unique to the DS platform. For example, players must 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.
Featuring five unlockable new venues, the game lets players personalise their experience by choosing the colour of their axe of choice, selecting to play as one of six characters – two of which are all new and exclusive to Guitar Hero: On Tour – and outfitting their guitarist in numerous styles.
Guitar Hero: On Tour is being developed by Vicarious Visions for the Nintendo DS. The game is rated “G” by the OFLC and is scheduled for release this Australian winter.