Aspyr Media ( and Activision Publishing
( have teamed for Guitar Hero World Tour
for Mac and Windows systems. Due later this year, it offers wireless
controllers to computer gamers, new online and offline gameplay modes
and a Music Studio feature for composing and editing original rock
and roll anthems.

Guitar Hero World Tour sports 86 on-disc tracks from music legends as
The Eagles, Van Halen, Metallica, Michael Jackson and The Doors. It
features in-game appearances by world famous artists such as Ozzy
Osbourne, Billy Corgan and Travis Barker.

Guitar Hero World Tour delivers more ways to play than ever before,
according to Ted Staloch, executive vice president, Aspyr
Media. Virtual musicians can live out their rock and roll fantasies
by playing either a single instrument in-game, or any combination of
instruments within the game, in addition to the full band experience.

Building on all of the online gameplay modes from Guitar Hero III:
Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero World Tour introduces Battle of the
Bands mode, which allows eight players to join online and challenge
each other band-to-band to determine who is the best of the best. In
the Band modes, up to four players can jam together, online or
offline, as they progress through the game. In single-player Career
Mode, players can jam on any of the instruments in-game utilizing the
controllers in branching venue progression enabling them to rock out
in the order of their choice.

The game’s new Music Studio lets players express their musical
creativity by giving them access to a full complement of tools to
create digital music from scratch, utilizing all of the drum kit
controller and guitar controllers, and then play their compositions
in the game.

Guitar Hero World Tour for the Mac and PC will be available this
summer. Pricing hasn’t been announced. The game is rated “T” for Teen
by the ESRB.