Guitar Hero World Tour to feature Line 6 amps and effects

When Aerosmith started on the long hard road to rock n roll stardom the only options were distinctly analogue
When Aerosmith started on the long, hard road to rock 'n' roll stardom, the only options were distinctly analogue

With the next instalment of the Guitar Hero series on the way, digital modelling giant Line 6 is the latest brand to tie up with the popular video game.

Guitar Hero World Tour will feature a new Music Studio mode set to allow gamers to compose, record, edit and share their own licks, with the guitar tones provided by a range of Line 6 modelled amplifiers, cabinets and FX.

Guitarist magazine's resident Guitar Hero and Rock Band addict Rob Laing comments: "It's interesting to see the game moving into musical composition and if it gets people writing music it's got to be a good thing. Line 6's involvement and expertise may even get young people interested in trying out some of their other products - like the Toneport - that utilise a real guitar.

"Personally the idea of writing music on a plastic guitar-shaped controller doesn't appeal but I'm not certainly snobbish about GH and Rock Band like some guitarists seem to be - for me GH is a fun game to pick up and play for all people, it's not a substitute for the real thing or a threat to it. However the Music Studio idea blurs the line to such a degree that you wonder where the whole concept will end up!"

Visit the official Line 6 website for more details on the collaboration.

Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour is expected to be released on 27 October 2008 on Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.