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Guitar Hero: "Zombie Props?"
Posted: Tuesday February 19th, 2008 by

RedOctane announced this past friday (2/15) that the next installment in the Guitar Hero series would feature one band: Aerosmith. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is scheduled for release this June on the PS2, PS3, xBox360, and Wii. Source: RedOctane [ more info ]

You guys remember when I expressed my concern that Activision buying Redoctane would result in the Guitar Hero franchise being milked dry? Consider this news evidence to that effect. Now, I like Aerosmith, and have little doubt that I'll buy the game. But it still feels kind of icky.

The somewhat independant feel of the original Guitar Hero seems to have disappeared in the flash of a giant marketing gimmick. The joy of "playing" songs we know and love is being slowly transformed into an outlet for promotion and advertising. Sure I still dig the product, but I can't say I have faith in the direction it's going.

I reserve the right to retract my statements and deny having ever disparaged Redoctane's development strategy should they ever begin work on Guitar Hero: Tool.

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