Activision today (officially
) scored a major player for Team Guitar Hero (take that Rock Band
!), landing Jimi Hendrix, who will make his posthumous "video game debut" in Guitar Hero World Tour
. Hendrix will feature as a playable character in the game, and two master tracks from the fire-casting rock star will ship on the game disc:
- "Purple Haze (Live)" (recorded in 1969 at the San Diego Sports Arena)
- "The Wind Cries Mary"
Additionally, Activision has announced plans to release more, unnamed Hendrix tracks as downloadable content. Seeing as how Rolling Stone
has named Hendrix the "Greatest Guitarist Evar
," it's about time we're able to honor his ineffable talent with five multi-colored buttons. So what's a guy like Jimi cost, Activision?