It’s official: Guitar Hero 5, Tony Hawk Ride announced for Wii

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Activision, the world’s largest software-only video game publisher, revealed two peripheral-based games for Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, and PS3 today. Guitar Hero 5 will go head-to-head with Rock Band Beatles this fall. Tony Hawk Ride is being billed as a “reinvention” of the 10 year franchise that uses a new skateboard controller. Although both games were previously implied to be coming to Wii, it wasn’t made official until today.

The biggest addition to Guitar Hero 5 appears to be a drop in/drop out party mode, in which players can join the game mid song. The biggest addition to Tony Hawk is the radical shift from thumb-based controls, to foot controls, similar to other balance board games already released on Wii like Shaun White Snowboarding and Skate It. Both Guitar Hero 5 and Tony Hawk Ride are scheduled for release this fall.

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