Rumour: Raw Thrills bringing Guitar Hero to the arcades

Twisted Supreme October 3, 2008 3

We’ve seen numerous knock-offs over the last few years, but could we finally be seeing Guitar Hero brought to our arcades by none other than Raw Thrills? According to reports it looks that way. Guitar Hero has been a phenomenal success on the consoles, selling millions of copies over multiple SKU’s over the last 3 years and I’ve always thought it would make a fantastic arcade game. I know we’ve had Konami’s Guitar Freaks for quite a while now but I feel with Guitar Heroes fanbase it could be a massive success. 

However, gamers will argue why would they pay to play a game they can have in thier own home? Well I think the opportunity to rock out in public and the possibility of a over the top cabinet, with lights and a decent audio rig, is surely too much of a temptation to the franchises hardcore followers. Also this game is ideal for battle of the band style tournaments. Hopefully we will get some solid confirmation on this story soon, as it’s apparently going to be realised in Spring 2009.

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  1. Phil Arrington (Phil ver Zer0) October 4, 2008 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Major fail. I don’t see this working out too well. It might have a chance and its a long shot. A game you can play at home at anytime in at the arcade? Even with the songs you can get a hacked version of GH3 and have any song you want on it. I don’t know how this is going to work. It might be a good idea…at the same time it might killed the series as well.

    One thing for sure, it might force Konami to bring GFDM to state side now

  2. Shaggy October 4, 2008 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I think it will depend on the playlist they have and if they secured anything GOOD that will stick arcade exclusive and if there is anything else that is different from the console version that will be a huge plus. Of course rocking out in public like that is something I can see people wanting to do.

  3. Paul October 4, 2008 at 6:31 am - Reply

    This will be a great success for any company that does it. Every arcade would want one, and it means the death knell for Guitar Freaks.

    Is this the big Raw Thrills project you guys have been hinting at over the past couple of months?

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