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No Wii Online Capability For Guitar Hero III

In an interview with Kai Huang, president of RedOctane which publishes the Guitar Hero series, Pro-G hit on a lot of key questions about the upcoming Guitar Hero III. Something that stood out among Huang’s responses was the fact that the game will not have online capability for the Wii… At least for now.

“There won't be online initially for the Wii, but we are working with Nintendo to see how we can get those features in.” Says Huang.

This could be due to any number of reasons. With only wireless internet capability, the Wii is doomed to suffer the problems of lag and cut-offs, which could seriously damage a player’s ability to have a successful online battle. Despite this set-back, Huang sounded positive, if a little brief, about the Wii version of the game.

“The Wii version will be a different experience. We haven't made any specific announcements on what the differences are, but absolutely we want to take advantage of the Wii-mote and utilize all of its capabilities. People will be able to see the differences.”

Granted, the game will be completely awesome on or off-line. There are over 70 tracks, a new battle mode and the very exciting boss mode (where you can fight Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame to see who is the ultimate guitar master…all while never leaving your bedroom). Slash even wrote a brand new song just for the game. So all you Wii owners shouldn’t despair, you’ll still get to rock out, just alone.