Get Real With Power Gig: Rise of the Six String

Alright fine, I admit it. I play guitar and yet… I have purchased multiple versions of the popular video games “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” from local big box retailers.

The Video Game Controller Consists of an Actual Guitar!

It’s true that whilst playing these games, I’ve rocked out to some of my favorite songs along-side an animated Slash or the Beatles and I even had a rock-off against the devil himself. All and all, I kept this one quiet, as to not raise any annoyed eyebrows from  my “real” guitar playing buddies, until now.

News recently broke about a company called Seven45 Studios unleashing a new video game on the likes of Guitar Hero or Rock Band, but this one, “Power Gig: Rise of the SixString” uses a REAL GUITAR as the gaming controller. Yes, that’s right, with actual strings and everything!

Now, although Power Gig: Rise of the Six String will be equipped with an actual guitar, the game does not require that players be a shredmeister-extraordinaire. Think of the game as the next step in an evolution of guitar gaming. A hybrid if you will of the Guitar Hero style games, combined with player modes that have you press down on the correct string or shape basic chords for extra points. It may not make every gamer a great guitar player, but it’s likely to fuel interest in guitar to countless boys, girls, men and woman who might not have ever held an actual guitar in their hands or even touched an actual guitar string.

I can only guess that this game will help to spawn other more realistic type guitar games in the future. And that will be a cool thing for those interested in expanding their guitar gaming, jamming along to their favorite songs, or just wanting to waste time playing video games and listening to killer tunes!

The game is slated to be released in the Fall of 2010.

  • Wuz’

    Actually, Rock Band 3 has teamed up with fender to make a Stratocaster with a similar concept. They basically said something like: “You can play the game, and when you’re done, you can plug the guitar into an amp and continue jamming.”

    They are also making it possible to play bass on the same controller. Would be sweet to play it like a six-string bass 😀

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