No Online Guitar Hero 3 Wii at Release, Aerosmith Edition Reportedly in Production

Contrary to claims made during Nintendo's E3 2007 press conference, the Wii edition of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will not feature online multiplayer when it arrives this October.

"There won't be online initially for the Wii," RedOctane president and co-founder Kai Huang revealed to Pro-G, "but we are working with Nintendo to see how we can get those features in."

Other Guitar Hero tidbits include Billboard's report of an entry in the series "dedicated" to Aerosmith and Rolling Stone's confirmation that Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will join Guns N' Roses veteran Slash and Poison singer Bret Michaels as one of the boss characters in Guitar Hero III.

Over 35 tracks have been announced for the game thus far, including master track recordings from bands such as Guns N' Roses, The Strokes, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, Muse, and Weezer.

Published by Activision subsidiary RedOctane, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is being developed on Wii by Vicarious Visions, with Budcat on the PlayStation 2 iteration. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions--the only two that will have online multiplayer at release--are being handled by Neversoft.

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