I'm loving this new lineup of Risky Business-inspired Guitar Hero World Tour commercials! A few weeks ago we saw Kobe Bryant, Tony Hawk, Michael Phelps, and Alex Rodriguez get down and dirty for the commercial. And this week? Who else, but Heidi Klum . . . Yeah, this is exactly how I rock out with Guitar Hero, too.
Remember back in May, when David Archuleta and David Cook of American Idol rocked out in their tighty-whities to Old Time Rock N' Roll for Guitar Hero? Well Activision Publishing is back in full force with their latest installment of their "Risky Business"-inspired Guitar Hero ads; a new commercial for Guitar Hero World Tour, which hits stores today. Directed by Brett Ratner, the commercial features big sports stars jamming — like Kobe Bryant (on the mic), Tony Hawk (on the drums) and Michael Phelps and Alex Rodriguez (on the guitar). A must see indeed!
If you don't think you'll be able to break away from Guitar Hero long enough to check out Wii Music this October, but like the idea of seeing your Mii rock out on guitar then you, my friend, are in luck. The Wii version of the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour will have a special game exclusive to Wii players called "Mii Freestyle" that lets you jam with a friend, and see your Mii playing along on screen.
Similar to the game's Music Studio mode, Mii Freestyle lets you pick and choose the notes you play (hence the whole freestyle concept), and you can even jam with the Nunchuck and Wiimote air-guitar style. Yes, you heard me, air guitar. I better get my game face on, stat!
If you're secretly longing to grab a seat for the American Idols Live! tour this year then you may now have a good excuse to go without being made fun of by your friends: they'll let you tinker around with the new Guitar Hero World Tour system, and then compete during a special "half-time" competition between Idols and fans.
Since Guitar Hero has already made friends with the Idol franchise, enlisting the top two Davids to star in their hilarious Risky Business commercials, it's only natural that they would take them on tour as a cool opening band. You'll find Guitar Hero on Tour and Steven Tyler Editions in booths along the tour route, and as for the half-time competition, GH experts will square off with the Idols on stage to be crowned. . . um, Top Shredder, I guess?
On a side note, who was the evil costume designer that put David Cook in that wig?