Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – WII – Preview

E3 2007

When the
folks at Neversoft were sitting around one day, competing against one another in
a robust round of Guitar Hero, it came to them that instead of being merely
players of the hit title, perhaps they could make the next iteration of the

Hero III is on the horizon and Neversoft is indeed the developer behind the
Activision-published title. A briefing was presented in Los Angeles during the
pre-E3 media event and it was stated, very frankly, that “we wanted to make it a
real Guitar Hero experience,” and not screw it up.

Have they
succeeded? Well, from the demo, the answer would be yes.

“One of
the things that can make or break the game is the soundtrack,” it was stated and
Neversoft has worked to create a sharp audio experience. Neversoft has gone for
more master tracks this time around, instead of the sound-alike bands (which
need to be commended for the great job done in previous iterations). You will
actually hear the likes of Weezer, Priestess and the Rolling Stones on this
soundtrack. The graphics have also been upgraded and there are new characters as
well as new venues.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Wii screenshots

performances are motion captured and the game will support cooperative mode with
a friend as well as online multiplayer. There are even special encore songs.

multiplayer mode also features a battle scenario, wherein players can launch
attacks at one another and counter. It can all be rather intense.

And as the
topping on this wonderful musical cake, the game will be launching with a
cordless guitar controller.

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