Guitar Hero cuts the cords

RedOctane confirms rumored official wireless controller for its PlayStation 2 music games.


Last month, the Retail Radar carried news of a Red Octane-produced wireless controller for its PlayStation 2 Guitar Hero games. Combined with an August lawsuit seeking to have unlicensed Guitar Hero controllers (both wired and wireless) pulled from the market, it seemed only a matter of time before RedOctane and parent company Activision released their own wireless ax for the game.

RedOctane today confirmed that a wireless Guitar Hero controller is in fact in the works, and will be available in November. The guitar will feature a glossy white finish and will offer the same set of features as its wired counterpart, including compatibility with both Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II.

The controller--which will only be available separately from the game--will retail for $59.99, and preorders placed for the game from RedOctane's official Web site will also come with a limited edition Guitar Hero II T-shirt. Guitar Hero II is rated T for Teen and is set for a November 7 release.

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