Guitar Hero III rocks Stuff Towers

Led Zeppelin might be reforming at the O2 next month but Tom Wiggins, Stuff’s very own Jimmy Page, got some stage time with axe-based strum-alon

Led Zeppelin might be reforming at the O2 next month but Tom Wiggins, Stuff’s very own Jimmy Page, got some stage time with axe-based strum-along Guitar Hero III this weekend – and the initial crowd reaction is good.The first thing you’ll notice is how shiny it all looks. Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360 felt a lot like a PS2 game that’d had been buffed up, but III has an all-round next-gen feel to it – the characters are more detailed and the locations more elaborate, with a brand new story-based career mode and a two-player co-op career.The setlist boasts some real big names now too. New additions include Muse, The Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica and Slayer – the latter two presenting a couple of the biggest challenges in GH history – while an all-new battle mode offers rock anthems written especially for the game. There’s also a broader range of music with some fey indie tunes included from The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs and The Stone Roses for those not quite ready to truly rock.We’ll be demoing the game at this weekend’s Stuff Show at the Hammersmith Novotel so head down to hear us turn it up to 11. Tickets can be purchased from www.stuffshow.co.uk.Essentials Guitar Hero III Price: from £50 with wireless guitar On sale: 23 November Contact: Guitar Hero Related stories: Stuff forms its own Rock Band Guitar Hero rocks on to PC and Mac Vidcast: We rock out to Guitar Hero III