Real Music Brands For Guitar Hero II

We all know that in-game advertising is a necessary evil in most big names titles these days. Sadly many companies still make a mess of the thing with brand names emblazoned across everything no matter which direction you look. Thankfully the guys at Harmonix, RedOctane and Activision seem to have got the whole adverting nailed down and instead of ruining the game they instead seem to have added realism to the title by including real music equipment brands in Guitar Hero II. The in-game products cover a wide range of equipment including cymbals, guitars, strings, effects pedals and amps.

Partners include BOSS Effectors, DW Drums, Eden Bass Amplication, EMG, Epiphone, Ernie Ball Strings, Gibson Guitar, Guitar Center, Hofner, Kramer, Krank, Line 6, Mesa Boogie, MusicMan Basses, Orange, Randall Amplifiers, Roland, Vans and the Vans Warped Tour, VHT, and Zildjian.

Dusty Welch, head of publishing at Activision-owned RedOctane boasts that this move will “add realism to the game, and help immerse players in the game’s world“.