Guitar Hero III will add online multiplayer, wireless

Next incarnation of the popular music game franchise will feature both cooperative and competitive online modes, as well as wireless guitar controllers; Wii and PS3 editions now official.

On board a specially designed Guitar Hero rock bus in London today, RedOctane president and founder Kai Huang confirmed details about the third installment of the Guitar Hero game to GameSpot.

Huang announced the game's platforms--as rumoured, it will indeed be coming to the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2, arriving in stores just before the end of year holidays. There will also be a Nintendo DS version of the series, which will arrive "early next year."

Rock on!

The latest game will also boast new wireless controllers "so that fans can finally rock out in their living room and jump off their couches and do all that crazy rock star stuff." There will also be a variety of colours and a new design for the guitar controllers, along with some higher-end options made to look and feel more like real guitars.

Like developer Harmonix's recently announced Rock Band, Guitar Hero III will also feature strong online elements. There will be both cooperative and competitive online modes, along with extra downloadable content.

"We've got a lot of songs and artists still that we would love to have," Huang commented. "In particular, we've been trying to get Metallica, AC/DC, and Led Zeppelin. So hopefully sometime in the near future, my wish and everybody's wish will come true and we can get some of their music in the game."

For more about Guitar Hero III, check out GameSpot's full interview with RedOctane founder and president Kai Huang.

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506 comments
Been47_TO66
Been47_TO66

1 Song They Must Have ... Whats My Age Again ? Blink 182

rolento88
rolento88

THE BEATLES!!! i kno the rights and stuff would be expensive but the gotta put some songs by the Beatles!!!

MCRFan2708
MCRFan2708

Just put more MY CHEMICAL ROAMANCE on the game

Hockeytm123
Hockeytm123

F*** yeah can't wait for GH on wii !!!!!!!

limelight022
limelight022

@Louis_Routledge: Dude nice list, but "living dead girl" has gotta go. I heard enough Rob Zombie stuff back in 1998 when it was in every single video game made that year.

redalertgamer
redalertgamer

i cant see why the bands wouldnt want thier songs in GHIII its good publicity plus theyll get sum money out of it ad it will boost sales plus itll make GH a kik ass game

deesnutts25
deesnutts25

If they were to put Walk in GH 3 I'd personally rather hear the actual Pantera version, not a cover. Nothing against Avenged Sevenfold, but they could just use a digital version of the Pantera song and go form there.

Louis_Routledge
Louis_Routledge

Just as long as it's Metallica's decent stuff. All of the below, I can play on my guitar [= My ideal playlist (however I could go on for hours ^__^): Walk - Avenged Sevenfold (Pantera Cover) 2 Minutes To Midnight - Iron maiden My Apocalypse - Arch Enemy Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood - Children Of Bodom Gears of War - Megadeth Lips Like Morphine - Kill Hannah Axis of Evil - Sodom In The Fall - Billy Talent Dying In Your Arms - Trivium Sons of Plunder - Disturbed The Fight Song - Marilyn Manson Head Like A Hole - Still Remains The Phantom of The Opera - Nightwish Danger Is Go! - Powerman 5000 Love? - Strapping Young Lad Falling Away From Me - Korn The Enemy - Static X Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie Jumpda****up - Soulfly The Clincher - Chevelle Not Listening - Papa Roach

theone86
theone86

I wouldn't get my hopes up on Led Zepplin. They have a big thing about people using their songs. They make a ton of money from record sales and they're so universally known they don't need to do too many things like GH. Metallica is the same way, although they might need the exposure with their recent decline in popularity. I don't think AC/DC's ever been too tight with their songs, though. Dunno why they haven't had songs in Guitar Hero yet.

UbeR_NooB_27
UbeR_NooB_27

This game is da bomb i played it a future shop and it was the funniest gamer ever :):):):)

taylor888
taylor888

Yay online multiplayer! Too bad it wasn't in the second one...

oneblackwing
oneblackwing

maby some ugly kid joe? like cats in the cradle?

jaanpunjab
jaanpunjab

Children of Bodom needs to be featured in GHIII. 'Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood' would likely make the greatest guitar hero track of all time. Listen to it and you'll understand why.

lestercage
lestercage

They should have a Tool song, like Vicarious.

brunoboasorte
brunoboasorte

ho-hou... LED ZEPPELIN... i cant believe... finally something interesting in this game... look, i don't throw stones in GHI and II, but this songs are missing in the another games.... LED ROCKS

RiPHamilton07
RiPHamilton07

Howwa bout sum seek and destroy from metallica or uhh bat country from avenged sevenfold!!!plz thats all i ask of....how about create a beat,guitar,and create a hero...that would be very cool id buy it FOR SURE!!!!!!!!

wickedskater420
wickedskater420

Wireless.. Very Awsome. Metallica is all i ask for!!! Every song from Metalica would be nice =)) Hopefully this game requires close to impossible skills for 100% expert players like me :) and nothin to do with the the 3rd game but why is the ps2's wammy bar so much better than 360's?

personmann
personmann

this is just gonna be great, hopefully the final song will be the monster that is Achilles Last Stand. the other thing i wonder at this time will be controller design of the wii model, most likely it will be a add on to the wiimote and give us added functionality of lap steel style for multiplayer mode. now i am going to place bet that the design of the wii version will be the firebird, since each platform has a unique gibson ax, and i do not think that they will make rock fans jealous by giving wii owners the les paul

Nene33
Nene33

I KNOW IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL BUT I LIKE IT. I can't wait for the High-end guitar controllers, maybe I can get an ES-335 controller to match........my ES-335!!

Ka-Shume
Ka-Shume

If they do get those bands, at least give us songs that are interesting and not cliched to death. No Stairway, no Back in Black, no Master of Puppets, please.

verdugoRE4
verdugoRE4

Wireless= THANK YOU And I am glad they are trying to get led zeppelin, AC\DC, and Metallica.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

you're speaking my langauage with wireless...

hotrodflames66
hotrodflames66

If you like Guitar Hero 2 there's going to be a tournament on june 2, 2007 at the Game Crazy In Pico Rivera! They have some pretty cool sponsors like Red Octane, so call the store to sign up!

GETAGIRLFRIEND
GETAGIRLFRIEND

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death_scent
death_scent

i'm getting the Wii version for sure. I'm just hoping they include some music from classics like King Crimson - Frame By Frame, Rush - La Villa Strangiato, etc. etc... I'm just hoping for a good, well rounded game. And as for the multiplayer... may the best shredder win :P

thoraxe313
thoraxe313

yea but when i checked it only said for the next gen systems not for the ps2 now there finaly makin it for the ps2 oh yea thank god lol i dont have any of the next gen but ima get the WII and the 360 for brawl and halo 3 only but i want this game already so i can play some damn songs already lmao

Lebowski__basic
Lebowski__basic

I would love to see Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying," that would be so challenging.

wantawii
wantawii

I think they need more rush songs like la villa strangiato. YYZ was pretty intense inGH2

RangerG
RangerG

AC/DC !!!! ZOMG YAAA!!!!

bryceisbest
bryceisbest

man i hope they have EUGENE'S TRICK BAG BY STEVE VAI. that its the freaking most awesome guitar solo ever writen!!!!

thoraxe313
thoraxe313

yea i was playing GH 2 yesterday and i relized that BEAST AND THE HARLOT was in there lmfao well from them i would say AVENGED SEVENFOLD- BAT COUNTRY thats a good rock song lol that could work good

scoots221
scoots221

thoraxe, the beast and the harlot is already in guitar hero 2

thoraxe313
thoraxe313

they should make this game for the damn PS2 I FREAKIN LOVE THIS MALDETA GAME but honestly the should have "STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN" i dont care when the loading screen says "no starway" when i saw that in part 1 i thought that was teh last song of the game and i got really happy but they didnt have it T_T i would rock this game for the damn ps2 and i dont care what other system it comes out for they should have these bands NIRVANA-TEEN SPIRIT SYSTEM OF A DOWN- BYOB METALLICA- ENTER SANDMAN LED ZEPPLAIN- STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AVENGED SEVENFOLD- BEAST AND THE HARLOT OZZY- CRAZY TRAIN SOUNDGARDEN-BLACK HOLE SUN COHEED AND CAMBRIA- WELCOME HOME GUNS 'N' ROSES- WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE KORN-GOT THE LIFE LINKIN PARK- ONE STEP CLOSER LORDI- HARD ROCK HALLELUJAH MADINA LAKE- ONE LAST KISS MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE-THANK YOU FOR THE VENOM NO DOUBT- DONT SPEAK GREENDAY- BASKET CASE RED HOT CHILI PEPERS- BY THE WAY SEETHER- REMEDY TRIVIUM- ENTRANCE OF THE CONFLAGERANCE YELLOW CARD- LIGHTS AND SOUND UNDEROATH- YOUR EVER SO INVITING EVEN THOUGH THERES A LOT OF UPTODATE SONGS THAT I PLACED THERE VERY GOOD SONGS LOL

Mr_u_suk
Mr_u_suk

we need a song by the king of all guitaring, Robin Trower

Viper596
Viper596

The Wii will have online too right?

chaotic_jesus
chaotic_jesus

i dont really care if they have metallica or led zeppelin, just as long as the songs have incredibly technical guitar. the game needs to be much much harder.

tonyboyishere
tonyboyishere

well, GHII was good. I loved sweet child of mine. Expert mode though, a little to easy

Dracamus
Dracamus

Lets hope it got some Nightwish on there along with Rammstein and Disturbed

Brad2theBone237
Brad2theBone237

redskinStu: Guitar hero on the Wii? What will the bands be: the Partridge Family, Glenn Campbell, Donnie Osmond and Richard Simmons Work-out Classics? lmao

zeuscat
zeuscat

I agree with Apu, even as a 360 gamer. I never had a problem PAYING so much for a controller and game. Plus the DLC isnt really that bad, just suck it up and buy it for GODS sake. I will most likely buy this with the controller again. It doesnt hurt having 2 of these controllers, plus wireless is SWEEEETNESS! I hope this and Rock Band are great games.

apu99992
apu99992

All annoying 360 fanboys SHUT UP! We don't care about your wiinning "OH NO, I have to pay %90 again!" no duh they will release the game seperately. We hate hearing your consistent whining about the 360 version of the game. I will buy the PS3 version, and I don't CARE about how much the songs cost. If I can get songs at $1.00 each, I'll buy them! Besides if they release it on 3 online consoles the songs WILL be cheaper. If you don't agree fine! Go make a website called: 'www.whyguitarherosukson360.com' and then all u 360 fanboys will leavce us alone!

redskinStu
redskinStu

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