Before Guitar Hero made strumming along to games cool, a few other rhythm-based titles cornered the market on virtual electric twangers. One such game was 2002's Gitaroo Man for the PlayStation 2, which saw players take on the role of a young man using a magical guitar to save the world.
The game's hero, U-1, is making a comeback tour of sorts on the PlayStation Portable. Koei today confirmed that Gitaroo Man Lives!, a port of the PS2 original, will head to North American stores on November 14. The game was released in Japan this past June and in Europe late last month.
The PSP edition will include all 10 stages from Gitaroo Man, as well as previously unreleased Gitaroo Man songs, a duet mode, and a versus mode using the handheld's wireless functions.
Gitaroo Man Lives! is rated E for Everyone and will retail for $39.99. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.