Guitar Hero World Tour Gets $240 Deluxe Edition, Regular Band Bundle Priced at $190

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With Guitar Hero World Tour and its 86 on-disc tracks due out October 26, publisher Activision has confirmed price points for the various editions of the music game.

A $240 deluxe bundle for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, available only from Activision subsidiary RedOctane, packs the game, wireless guitar, wireless drum set and a microphone, along with an XL t-shirt, recharge kit, dual gig bag, and key chain.

PlayStation 2 and Wii versions of the deluxe bundle are priced at $220, with the Wii bundle lacking a rechargeable battery pack as its instruments plug into the Wii Remote.

Meanwhile, Activision told Joystiq that regular retailers will stock the following:

  • Full Band Kit (Game, Wireless Guitar, Wireless Drums, Microphone)
    • $190 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
    • $180 for PlayStation 2.
  • Guitar Bundle (Game, Wireless Guitar)
    • $100 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
    • $90 for PlayStation 2.

The core game itself will sell for $60 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with the Wii and PlayStation 2 editions coming in at $50. As previously announced, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions will be compatible with the instruments made for Rock Band.

Be aware that, as with the Wii release of Guitar Hero 3, the Wii guitars and now the Wii drums require a Wii Remote be inserted into the instrument for use.

Harmonix's rival series Rock Band will also see a $190 Rock Band 2 Special Edition, packing wireless drums, wireless guitar and a microphone, come to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 19.

Though the game itself is already available on Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 version doesn't arrive until October 19. PlayStation 2 and Wii editions of Rock Band 2 and its 84 on-disc tracks, won't hit until later this year.

From The Chatty

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    October 7, 2008 7:58 AM

    So we can't get the recharge kit from anyone but RedOctane? I couldn't care less about an XL t-shirt (we're not all XLs, you know!), a gig bag (LET'S GET THOSE NERDS!!!) and a key chain... but not having the recharge kit would suck.

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      October 7, 2008 8:06 AM

      Oh I'm sure you can get the Recharge Kit elsewhere. It's just a bundle exclusive!

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        October 7, 2008 8:06 AM

        (Stores already stock the GH3 Recharge Kit. I can't imagine that's changed much.)

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      October 7, 2008 8:28 AM

      What the shit is a 'recharge kit'

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        October 7, 2008 8:42 AM

        A rechargeable battery pack for the instruments, so you don't have to use AA's.

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          October 7, 2008 9:19 AM

          speaking about Recharge kits in general. Do you know the lifespan of the Rechargable batteries for 360?

          Anymore, my 360 charge only lasts maybe 1 hour before I gotta plug it in to keep charging.

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            October 7, 2008 9:48 AM

            Really? My plug-n-play kit for teh 360 Lasts at least 10 hours of gameplay but i wouldn't be surprised if it was more like 15 (i don't actually log my hours but i play at least 2-3 hours a day and don't charge it every week.

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            October 7, 2008 10:11 AM

            They're just AA batteries in a plastic shell, so um, whatever the life span of regular rechargeables are.

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              October 7, 2008 11:13 AM

              I didn't think I used them THAT much, but either I have defective/short-lived recharge batteries or I used them more than I thought.

              I use my plug and play kit to charge them, then leave it plugged in while AF360 and it'll go green. By the next day, my rings on the controller are already cycling for low battery.

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                October 7, 2008 12:48 PM

                might be because you leave the cable plugged in, ive heard you can overcharge batteries.