I Have seen a video of it being used and I don't see the point in owning it, the song list is pretty bad and there's only 25 of them. Therees no way i'll get this
Following retailer leaks, Nintendo officially unveils silver-and-black limited edition bundle for first portable iteration of Activision's billion-dollar rhythm franchise.
In a post-earnings conference call following Activision's near $3 billion earnings report in May, CEO Bobby Kotick laid out a number of ways that the publisher plans to keep the wind behind its back. One such was further support for its money-printing Guitar Hero franchise. Specifically, Kotick noted that Activision would be promoting the first installment of the franchise to appear on Nintendo's DS--Guitar Hero: On Tour--with a special edition bundle.
Tangible evidence of the Guitar Hero DS bundle surfaced last week, when specialty entertainment retailer Toys-'R-Us listed on its online storefront Guitar Hero: On Tour as being available part-and-parcel with a silver and black DS emblazoned with a Guitar Hero logo. Today, Nintendo has officially confirmed that Guitar Hero: On Tour will come packaged with a limited edition silver-and-black DS. The package will be available in the US on June 22, and in Europe on July 18.
While Nintendo gave no pricing information, Toys-'R-Us' inadvertent posting of the product listed the game as going for $180 in the US. In a few months that price may look like a bargain, as prior LE DS bundles fetch premium prices on eBay after the intial retail run sells out.
The portable version of the popular rhythm games will include a peripheral called the Guitar Grip and a black Guitar Hero-pick stylus. Tunes in the game include tracks from No Doubt, Nirvana, Bloc Party, and Blink-182.
For a more in-depth look at Guitar Hero: On Tour, check out GameSpot's previous preview.
now i regret getting the crimson ds. when the zelda one came out I was like crap i need that. now this comes out. god dammit, i want it
How much extra would you have to pay to trade in an old DS for a new Lite one? I still have the old silver one but I want this game now and a new DS haha
Wonder how much my silver DS brick could get me in 50 years? Kinda wonder if its worth trading in for a new DS lite
I thought it seemed weird, but slycooper2000 isnt lying at all. I was at my local walmart yesterday (Pittsburgh) and they had a copy of the game already on sale behind the case. It seems you can already get your hands on it.
uhh slycooper2000 who r u kidding? the game hasnt even been released yet, wat in the world r u talking about?
A guitar hero game with only 4 fret buttons is a game not worth my time.. plus the strum system is just plain stupid.
To you people who think it sucks, have you actually seen a video of someone playing this game? I think it's kind of cool.
I bought it at wal-mart the other day. No lie! It's awesome as crap! It has great song selection and works surprisingly well. I didn't buy the DS bundle, just the game package for $50.
I like it, but I already own a DS. How many DS's can any one person own, buy, or use? Am I the only one who only owns just one DS?
thats cool 3 new ds colors yesterday for all us lucky people in Europe (Green Is My Fav) Now This Is Here But I Already Bought A Crimson/Black One From America (Which I Love) now there is Cobalt Ds The Three New Ones Plus This Nintendo Know How To Make Money.
While I don't think it will fair as well as the Zelda bundle, I figure they will sell at a pretty fair clip. Could be wrong though....at work we have only had 1 copy of the actual game itself reserved and that could be telling.
C'mon, GHIII is an awsome game..... just epic, and any gadget having a GH-logo is a must buy. Even if it is Nintendorks.
I love what activision is doing to this series. Trying to make as much money as soon as possible because they know they suck. Pushing the little amounts of fans they have away.
Woopy; don't get me wrong I am a fan of the GH series, but I'm not seeing much to attract me here. A few new songs and the rest are rehashed, I don't think I'll be getting this one for my DS.
Wow, nice. I know at least 3 people about to buy a DS so this will be good news to them. The game looks surprisingly good to me, though I was hoping for a mini portable ukulele ^__^. I've gotten real tired of Guitar Hero after playing 3, but GH On Tour interests me. I don't really care to sit down and play GH anymore, but a small version I can take with me and play in small increments has some appeal, especially with that track list, even if It's kinda small. Kinda odd tho that now the PSP is the only system without Guitar Hero. Even the PC and cell phones have it. Of course I guess it makes sense, since no one I know actually uses their PSP for gaming anyway.
Even if the GH-game on it doesn't work out, I *still* want one because it has that cool Guitar Hero logo on it....... any game played on that thing would look cool. May pick up one to replace my phat blue DS.
Anyone else notice that the box art GameSpot shows is for the Europe version? According to the Toys R Us image, The US version is a slimmer box, like the previous bundles, and the logo has orange flames and black text I believe. I like the Europe logo better if there has to be a logo. I would buy this, but I am waiting to see what is announced at E3.
Now that Tony Hawk is going down, Activision needed a new slut that they could milk for all it's worth. In steps Guitar Hero. I mean really, Rock Band was the evolution of the series. All the Guitar Hero games are the same crap we've been playing for years, and now so many bands are getting their own versions that it's not funny. The only game with more versions is SFII. GH is getting OLD and STALE.
Ummm...reatail for a DS Lite is $129.99. Retail for GH: On Tour is $49.99. Do the math. Why bundle it if you save 0 dollars?
..I wonder if the DS will be up graded to detect more than one touch point and if there is a way to buff off that HORRID Guitar Hero logo.
I wants new ds model plz. Seriously, when are they going to get around to making a new model? I have a launch DS and I dont want to get a Lite.
Lame! All Nintendo does is take the black one and change the cover! Why does the US get stuck with such crappy colors while Japan gets all the great ones. Oh well. If I ever need one of those colors, I can get my hands on them!
Looks cool. Except I agree with everyone could do with out the guitar hero logo. This may not be so bad for a game and I might actually buy this.
i like my Red/Black brain age bundle Ds.... and my Red Mk bundle Ds...... call me qhen there is a Pokemon one actually releases in the US....
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