Bret Michaels Saves the Day in Guitar Hero 3
Late one day at the Neversoft development office:
Developer 1: â€œMan, Rock Band looks amazing.â€
Developer 2: Totally. How are we going to compete with that?
Developer 1: â€œHmmâ€¦ Not sureâ€¦ Maybe a celebrity endorsement!â€
Developer 2: Nice! But who?
Developer 1: â€œHmmâ€¦ Who do the kids like these daysâ€¦. AHA! I got it!”
Poor Neversoft, itâ€™s going to be a rough year. They are basically going up against the original creators of the series they have been so successful with. (Harmonix developed both Rock Band and Guitar Hero) They are certainly being creative, adding various labels and classic hits to Guitar Hero 3â€™s growing library. The latest of these is the endorsement and in-game persona of none other than Bret Michaels, the former front man to the 80â€™s band Poison.
New screens have just been released showing Brett in all his pale glory rocking out in the game. I canâ€™t imagine this will be enough to take some of the wind out of Rock Bandâ€™s sails, but I suppose there are some people out there who are excited over the prospect. The real battle remains, will brand title win out over developer recognition?
Check out the rest of the screens here.