Miis take stage in Wii World Tour

Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock may have drawn a less-favorable reception from critics due to its comparatively limited instrument set, but it went on to dramatically outsell its most direct competitor, MTV Games' Rock Band. With Guitar Hero World Tour, the publisher has addressed...

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Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock may have drawn a less-favorable reception from critics due to its comparatively limited instrument set, but it went on to dramatically outsell its most direct competitor, MTV Games' Rock Band. With Guitar Hero World Tour, the publisher has addressed that feature deficiency in a major way by introducing a five-pad drum set, karaoke tracks, and a robust song creator, among other additions.

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With those features slated to arrive for all editions of the game, developer Vicarious Visions has a few Wii-specific tweaks up its sleeve. RedOctane representatives confirmed for GameSpot today that Guitar Hero World Tour on the Wii will include Mii integration in the new Mii Freestyle mode.

Featuring user-created Miis and designed to cater toward the Wii's broad audience, the Mii Freestyle mode acts as a way to ease in new gamers by "giv[ing] players the freedom to play what they want, when they want, while still providing some guidance." Not unlike Nintendo's Wii Music, the Wii Freestyle mode will also allow for players to "air drum" using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

As previously noted, World Tour will also improve over GHIII on the Wii by offering downloadable content. Further explaining how DLC will be delivered, the publisher noted that players will be able to browse, sort, sample, and download tracks through a new in-game Music Store.

Guitar Hero World Tour is expected to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii this fall. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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