Friday, 6 March 2009

More The Wheelman screens drive our way

Ubisoft have released 11 more screenshots of in game footage for The Wheelman which is due to come out on the 27th March 2009 on PC, Xbox 360 and the PS3. The game stars Vin Diesel voicing the main character whom you play as. The screenshots look pretty good to me.

You can view the screenshots here courtesy of CVG.

Play as the band to Guitar Hero 1, 2 & 3:

Activision have announced another expansion type game called Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits. This will include 48 famous and infamous songs from Guitar Hero 1, 2, 3 and Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. Nothing has been released yet as to what the tracks will be but considering there are 4 games prior to the release of Guitar Hero: World Tour it sounds like only a few from each game will make it into the latest game by Activision. This is however good news for those fans who want to rock as a band playing along to some of the songs features in previous games. So far Activision have not released any of their back catalogue of songs from previous Guitar Hero games unlike the Rock Band series which has made all tracks playable on all titles in the series.

Personally I think this is great news as having played Guitar Hero 3 I would love to have some of the songs available to play on Guitar Hero: World Tour as a band. This will most probably be one of the few 'expansion packs' to the series I will actually get.

The trailer looks a little naff to be honest as all it shows us is some writing on screen and no in game shots or sequences. At the end though it does state to visit the website (http://www.guitarhero.com/) to choose which songs are revelealed next. Perhaps this means we will be able to choose as to what we would like to see in Greatest Hits.

Along with this announcement Activision kindly released a debut trailer for the new title too which is viewable below:



You can also view the video here in case it does not show.

The game is coming out in June 2009.

AJ

With thanks to Computer and Video Games (CVG).

4 comments:

M_the_C said...

Not heard of the Wheelman, probably because it's mainly going to be a console game.

I've never played a Guitar Hero, my life is so incomplete. :*(
Be fun to try it out some time, but then I'm more into games I can play regularly, whereas this would mainly be great for parties.

AJB123644 said...

Well not sure what to make of The Wheelman in all. It looks interesting and believe it or not I do believe they are doing a film and this is the tie in game. So make of that what you will...

Haha it is an ace game but as you said more for parties. I recently got the band kit and its great for getting out and having some fun with the family etc.

M_the_C said...

Just been doing a bit of a read up about The Wheelman on Wikipedia, and whilst it still doesn't fill me with much hope, it's interesting.

The film and game are set at completely different times, so it's not going to be one of those horribly strained games where they try to shoe-horn the script into a game. Sounds a bit more promising.

AJB123644 said...

Wow yeah thought it had something to do with the film. Interesting how they have done that then as at least it gives them more freedom with the development thus potentially making it a good game.