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Guitar Hero II definitely wailing on the Xbox 360

We reported last Wednesday that Guitar Hero II was on its way to the multiple consoles rather than ending up a PS2 exclusive like its predecessor, though Xbox 360 was never specifically mentioned. According to an Activision X06 press release, it is now.

Additionally, RedOctane® announced today that Guitar Hero II™ will be rocking Xbox 360™. Guitar Hero II is the follow-up to 2005’s award-winning release, Guitar Hero, which rocked the game industry and garnered a stack of awards including: “Best Offline Multiplayer Game 2005” and “Music Game of the Year 2005” from IGN.com, “Best Soundtrack 2005” at the Spike TV Videogames Awards and five D.I.C.E. awards, including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming and Family Game of the Year.

The game will feature an all-new controller specifically designed for the Xbox 360 called the X-Plorer, based on the famous Gibson Explorer rock/metal guitar; and as should be with all 360 titles, downloadable content. Guitar Hero II should have some things shown at X06, which is going on right now (if you just came out of your cave and weren’t aware.)

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Comment by ONI 23 on 2006-09-27 23:34:14 | Reply

I can’t wait to Rock!
-Oni

According to DarkZero, in addition, the game will feature a new controller specifically designed for the Xbox 360 called the X-Plorer

Uh if that is true that image is probably no mockup: the Gibson Explorer is one of the most legendary rock/metal guitars ;)

edit: I see that the controller is authentic, there’s an official press release on it. I edited the article :)

With a rainbow multicolor of buttons? :/

HEY!!!! i have a gibson explorer, i wish i could plug my baby in…

MINE!
http://hometown.aol.com/l...images/explorer%20lil.jpg

old pic it now has EMG 81&85

Rawr, I remember seeing James Hetfield play that baby live :D

Comment by Hoffer on 2006-09-28 02:45:26 | Reply

Yeah, I see that guitar and only think of Hetfield. :)

yeah I wanted to get an ESP JH-2 (mass produced James Hetfield explorer) but it was discontinued due to Gibson law suits (body was cut to the specs of a Gibson, as per James specs)…and I think it was around 2 grand, my Gibson goth explorer was 1,200 that was bad enough, but its worth it to have played shows with that baby and know that the metal gods are up on mount trash smiling down upon me 8D

Comment by metallica doody on 2007-04-04 19:03:56 | Reply

when i think of metallica it makes me have shoot my brains out. metallica sucks. if you really pay attention you can hear the sounds of old farts vomiting uncontrollably. ps: they suck!

Comment by coojo on 2006-09-27 23:54:18 | Reply

cool but it dosent come out in nov. its TBA see http://www.gamespot.com/x...ndex.html?q=guitar%20hero

Wikipedia said Nov. 7, but I checked your link and the post is fixed now.

Comment by coojo on 2006-09-28 01:49:44 | Reply

ibet 360 version will cost 100 dollars cause ps2 one costed 70 and 360 games are worth more i hope its the same as ps2 price or ill go on ebay :)

$100? OW MY WALLET HURT.

Comment by tbone328 on 2006-09-28 02:36:58 | Reply

is the guitar wireless

if its not then its useless

Comment by The_Glovner on 2006-09-29 11:47:41 | Reply

As a guitar it’s pretty useless anyway, wireless or not.

well.. major says that it has wires :(

See, I’m more worried about the multicolor buttons. It looks like the Fisher-Price guitar I had when I was a kid.

“ROCKING OUT TO OL’MCDONALD”

Comment by ONI 23 on 2006-09-28 04:03:04 | Reply

I’m left handed, so I’m gonna have to play upside down!? :S
-Oni

conform or DIE!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by ONI 23 on 2006-09-29 21:32:28 | Reply

Conform and DIE!!!

*bows head in shame* oh okay…stab stab

Comment by coojo on 2006-09-28 04:07:50 | Reply

:)

Comment by coojo on 2006-09-30 06:37:56 | Reply

those fret buttons look childish

Comment by guitar legend on 2007-03-13 01:13:51 | Reply

hey everyone… the buttons are colored because in the game the fret board has matching colors… i have it for ps2…. and they are make 2 different versions… one with wire and without…. and for the lefties there is a way to make it so you can play left handed so ya…. that solves that problem… i hope they make the X-plorer for the ps2 also… i love explorers… but i have the warlock one… so ya… hope that helps everyone

Comment by warlok on 2007-06-07 10:04:12 | Reply

>_

Comment by warlok on 2007-06-07 10:05:33 | Reply

O_O’ …I want a bc rich warlock for the 360…

it just looks hardcore T_T

Comment by Worms on 2007-04-04 20:03:05 | Reply

dredge up an old new post! Great game. Well worth the $90 IMO. Couldn’t stop playing it last night.

Comment by dade on 2007-05-06 20:10:06 | Reply

hmmmmm no remorse rulezzzz hahaha

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