Thursday, March 20, 2008

Guitar Hero: On Tour Revealed

News has just dropped that the first portable version of the smash hit Guitar Hero franchise will land on the Nintendo DS this summer. The most exciting bit of the announcement is seeing the Guitar Hero Guitar Grip, which has you holding your DS somewhat like a jogger might hold a Walkman and strumming the touchscreen with a pick-shaped stylus. I can't decide if the new grip looks comfortable, and I'm not sure if the strumming can match the accuracy of a good Guitar Hero Guitar but I can't think of any good reason why it wouldn't. Surely though if you don't already have a screen guard you'll want to pick one up because this shit will shred that precious touch screen of yours.

As far as additional DS functionality goes, you can look forward to the battle mode where you'll be blowing on the DS to put out a burning guitar and signing autographs for rabid fans in the middle of a set. Something about autograph signing on my DS makes me VERY excited.

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