Archive for March 20th, 2008

Guitar Hero DS: On Tour

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

It was recently announced that the Guitar Hero franchise will be shedding it’s way to Nintendo’s latest mobile console, with Guitar Hero DS: On Tour.

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So you may be asking your self, How the Hell could you play Guitar Hero on your Nintendo DS? Well the key is the newly announced peripheral seen below. After 20 prototype “guitars” were created and tested the peripheral version you see below proved to be the most practical. The peripheral is inserted into the Game Boy expansion port in the bottom of the DS. The peripheral only contains four frets, as opposed to the standard five frets found in the other games in the franchise. Players also their hand through the Guitar Grip’s strap so they don’t drop the system when they’re rocking out, and it puts the DS in the vertical position. The picking however feels more like a “the real thing”. you actual the touch screen and a stylus pick (which is stored in the peripheral) to emulate plucking the strings.

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The Nintendo DS’s internal Microphone is also expected to come into play. No official release date has been given, but you can expect the game to be released in the summer of 2008. The game will feature over 20 licensed songs, several two-player modes, and Guitar Hero’s “Star Power”. Below is a commercial for the upcoming game.

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