Guitar Hero World Tour Gets Jimi Hendrix

The forthcoming release of Guitar Hero World Tour will pack two Jimi Hendrix master tracks--"Purple Haze (Live, 1969)," "The Wind Cries Mary"--with more unspecified songs slated to arrive post-release as downloadable content.

It marks the first time that Hendrix's estate has provided the original recordings for use in a game. A cover of Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic" appeared in the original Guitar Hero, back in 2005.

In the announcement today, publisher Activision noted that Hendrix will be a playable character in the game as well. Bringing vocal and drum support to the traditionally guitar-only series, World Tour arrives on PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii this fall.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    July 21, 2008 10:22 AM

    Still very glad this is compatible with RB instruments.

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      July 21, 2008 8:00 PM

      did they confirm ps3 compatibility yet or still 360 only?

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        July 21, 2008 9:27 PM

        I'm curious that if they allow it, then they would have to allow the Guitar as well.

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      July 21, 2008 8:03 PM

      i still want to know if the deluxe ion rock band kit will work with guitar hero 4, like not just emulated to use the 4+1 drums, but using the 3+1 and 2 cymbals setup that gh4 has.. if so, im sold.

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