Guitar Hero On Tour LE DS unveiled

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Jun 13, 2008
  1. tinymonkeyt
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    forgive me for using gamespot...

    Following retailer leaks, Nintendo officially unveils silver-and-black limited edition bundle for first portable iteration of Activision's billion-dollar rhythm franchise.
    By Tom Magrino, GameSpot
    Posted Jun 12, 2008 9:39 am PT

    In a post-earnings conference call following Activision's near $3 billion earnings report in May, CEO Bobby Kotick laid out a number of ways that the publisher plans to keep the wind behind its back. One such was further support for its money-printing Guitar Hero franchise. Specifically, Kotick noted that Activision would be promoting the first installment of the franchise to appear on Nintendo's DS--Guitar Hero: On Tour--with a special edition bundle.

    [​IMG]It's silver. And it's black.

    Tangible evidence of the Guitar Hero DS bundle surfaced last week, when specialty entertainment retailer Toys-'R-Us listed on its online storefront Guitar Hero: On Tour as being available part-and-parcel with a silver and black DS emblazoned with a Guitar Hero logo. Today, Nintendo has officially confirmed that Guitar Hero: On Tour will come packaged with a limited edition silver-and-black DS. The package will be available in the US on June 22, and in Europe on July 18.

    While Nintendo gave no pricing information, Toys-'R-Us' inadvertent posting of the product listed the game as going for $180 in the US. In a few months that price may look like a bargain, as prior LE DS bundles fetch premium prices on eBay after the intial retail run sells out.

    The portable version of the popular rhythm games will include a peripheral called the Guitar Grip and a black Guitar Hero-pick stylus. Tunes in the game include tracks from No Doubt, Nirvana, Bloc Party, and Blink-182.

    http://www.gamespot.com/ds/action/guitarhe...tml?sid=6192460
     
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    I don't really feel at all excited over that. >_> I would like to play the game though...but the whole special edition thing? Haha. No money to buuuurn.

    X3 Well at least you know your news, tiny. I only look for news here in Gbatemp.
     
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    it was in mah email >.
     
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    wow europe is not hated this time
    Also i dont like the guitar hero logo on the back. I am jus gonna go buy the game.
     
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    Heh... I don't really want the game, but I was in my local Wal-Mart today and lo and behold there the game sat upon the shelf awaiting buyers to purchase it... A full nine days before official release date... I was like wow... Nintendo's gonna have some fussing to do if this broken release date is widespread enough!
     
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    if only that stupid emblem wasnt on the silver and black ds id buy it
     
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    UGLY. I am sick of two tone DSs. Give me an affordable yellow one
     
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    i like very much, except without the guitar hero logo and maybe without the guitar hero game.
     
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    AMEN! Yellow FTW.
     
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    agreed. God, they could at least give a different color stylus, instead of chuckin a black one with every single kind >.< (crimson, cobalt)
     
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    yeah, that Silver DS would look awesome, without that logo!
     
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    carbon fibre please
     
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    I actually preordered this game already... Well with the credit I got from trading in my ds games when I got a cyclo...

    Im looking forward to the hacking/Homebrew that will use this
     
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    I hope the game works without the guitar pick thing

    First it requires people to buy the game rather than....ahem [​IMG]
    , and second it bulks up the DS
     
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    I hope your just talking about the pick itself because then your just saying "I hope it works without the buttons".
     
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    Aww, I love my Crimson/Black DS.

    The bundle is cool and all but, as with other people, I agree that it would be nicer without the logo. Look at all other Limited Edition DS's, they had logos on them, but at least there were subtle unlike this huge black one that the GH version has.

    One more day until the game comes out in the US [​IMG]
     
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    so are they gonna sell the peripheral separate or what?
     
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    You missed the other thread where this was already asked and answered. NO. Although replacement devices might be available through Red Octane in case one broke or whatever through a warranty, the only chance of seeing the controller separate from the game is in resale channels like Ebay and potentially Gamestop. If the game is popular enough though, there might be third party controllers released.
     

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