Impressive video demo of DS: Guitar Hero on Tour

Developer outlines the history of the project

Guitar Hero On Tour prototypes

Cynics said it would never work, but Guitar Hero On Tour for DS, the forthcoming handheld version of Vicarious Vision’s muli-trillion selling gaming franchise, actually looks like it could well be a lot of fun from the new video demo of the game released from the Activision vaults this week.

Karthik Bala, CEO of Vicarious Visions (the development team behind Guitar Hero: On Tour) says of the game: “It was a very unusual project to work on…The game actually started out over a year ago as an idea that some of our handheld guys were batting. 

Bizarre prototypes

Bala explains that the team were faced with a number of design challenges such as, "would it even be possible to bring the Guitar Hero experience to portable form?" 

And, of course: “How do you recreate the essence of Guitar Hero for a portable without making everyone carry around a full size plastic guitar?” After a number of bizarre-looking prototypes. Some were ridiculous... others a total disaster. But going from the demo video on GameTrailers it looks like they’ve cracked it.

TechRadar should be getting a hands on with the game in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more…