UPDATE: Guitar Hero 3 mono issue being fixed with new discs (2008)

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Guitar Hero 3 mono issueAs previously reported here on Infendo, Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii only played tracks in mono. It was sloppy, unfortunate, and needed a fix ASAP. Well, a fix is coming, but it won’t arrive until early 2008.

Activision relayed this statement to IGN on the issue today:

“We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output in the Nintendo Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. We are currently working with Nintendo and are planning to issue an improved audio experience in future versions of the game,” said Activision spokeswoman Rhy-Ming Poon. “We expect to have re-mastered discs available by early 2008 and we will be offering consumers replacement discs at no cost once they become available. We thank all of our customers for their support and patience.”

This was a huge mistake on the part of the developer and the publisher. I’m hoping this is simply a case of negligence and not some subconscious bias against the system. Either way, it was unacceptable.