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Wii, DS to Rock With Guitar Hero 87

Posted by Zonk
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Gamespot has the word that, in a conference call on Activision's plans for the coming fiscal year, they announced Guitar Hero games for the DS and Wii. The titles could be coming any time between April of this year and March of next, and there are almost no details to relate otherwise. Presumably, Guitar Hero's new development home of NeverSoft will be handling the creation process. How do you think they'll incorporate the motion-sensing properties of the Wiimote into the axe? Any Nintendo classic songs you'd love to see included on the Wii version?
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Wii, DS to Rock With Guitar Hero

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  • Combined (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Ark42 (522144) <slashdot&morpheussoftware,net> on Friday February 09, 2007 @02:01PM (#17950986) Homepage
    I want to see Guitar Hero combined with Dance Dance Revolution, Donkey Konga, and the microphone, to form a 4-player game based around having an entire band!
  • by NonSequor (230139) on Friday February 09, 2007 @02:35PM (#17951564) Journal
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  • Re:Too Many Heroes (Score:3, Interesting)

    by twistedsymphony (956982) on Friday February 09, 2007 @02:59PM (#17951916) Homepage

    For what it's worth, I think having a whole bunch of the same games for different consoles causes trouble, and one has to look at DDR and Beatmania for evidence. Japanese releases of DDR get different songs versus US and European releases. The games go through localization which basically winds up with songs in one country's version of a game and not another's. Imagine if that was pulled with other games: a platformer that the developer made 20 different levels to play in but only 8 of them are common to all the regions and the rest are "region exclusives."
    As a DDR player I GREATLY appreciate the localization of the game. I've been a fan of the series since the arcade I worked at years ago imported a brand new 2nd Mix machine from Japan. I enjoyed the game but I always thought the music was horrible. I was quite excited when they released the "USA Mix" and the more recent "Ultramix" games on the Xbox have been fantastic. I'd much rather play DDR with tracks from Black Eyed Peas or The Prodigy then some random JPop group.

    Similarly I think Guitar Hero would suck if it wasn't localized. Imagine if it was developed by a Japanese company and a majority of the tracks in the game were JPop (kind of like Guitar Freaks) the game wouldn't be nearly as popular. The music is one of the most important parts of those games. Not all localization is bad, not localizing the music in music based games would be like not dubbing or subbing the speech in an RPG. The number of people who would be interested in any "original" Japanese specific music is the same niche group that is probably used to importing stuff anyway. So what if different regions get different music. If they're getting different music is because most of the people in your region probably don't like it.

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