Guitar Hero World Tour Gets Ozzy Osbourne

Much like Jimi Hendrix, virtual recreations of Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Zakk Wylde will appear in the multi-instrument music title Guitar Hero World Tour, according to USA Today.

More importantly, the game is said to sport the following tracks from the bat-biting rock star:

  • "Crazy Train"
  • "Mr. Crowley"
Osbourne's virtual avatar, seen above, was animated using motion-capture technology. "I had to put on this black suit with all these little ping-pong ball-like things all over me," he remarked. "I don't really know how it works."

He joins the following list of confirmed artists for the music game, which brings drums and vocals to the traditionally guitar-only franchise and hits PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii this fall:

Meanwhile, the following artists and tracks are believed to be included due to leaks or Activision-issued media: Similar to Guitar Hero III and Guitar Hero Aerosmith, it is being developed by Neversoft for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with Vicarious Visions handling the Wii version and Budcat on the PS2 edition.

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

From The Chatty
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    August 7, 2008 8:07 AM

    I swear these [Insert Music Game Here Gets...] articles remind me of the NBA Draft.


    GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR SELECTS OMG ALL THE WAY FROM THE U.K.. OZZY OSBOURNE! This is a major blow to the Rockband 2 Line up folks!!!!...

    Ozzy holds up GHWT Jersey...

    *Sigh*.. And the saga continues.

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      August 7, 2008 8:22 AM

      It's not an exclusivity agreement, they're just saying he'll be in the game.

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        August 7, 2008 8:35 AM

        Except a lot of these are becoming exclusivity agreements. Aerosmith is locked to GH, as well as Metallica. AC/DC is locked to Rock Band.

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          August 7, 2008 8:51 AM

          Metallica is not. Van Halen and the Eagles are. (GH)

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        August 7, 2008 9:20 AM

        I follow Deathlove, It's the general perception of things. I think I'm slightly annoyed with the fact that we have two of the same game in a niche market, where your decernable differences is content.

        I'm just glad though, at E3 that the GH crew decided to allow instruments to work across the board. This little feud was getting a tad bit ridonkulous.

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