Guitar Hero DS - first screens, control scheme revealed

Activision has revealed its innovative approach to reproducing Guitar Hero on a portable platform, unveiling a plug-in peripheral for the upcoming Nintendo DS game, Guitar Hero: On Tour.

The device, pictured, consists of four fret buttons that plug into the Game Boy Advance slot on the handheld console.

Like in the previous installments of the series, players have to match the icons on screen with the corresponding fret buttons, whilst simultaneously strumming the strings on the touch screen with a specially designed 'pick' stylus.

Vicarious Visions is handling the development of the game, which previously worked on the Tony Hawk and Spider-man series on the DS, and also handled the Wii version of Guitar Hero III last year.

Look for Guitar Hero on DS is this summer.

Courtesy of CVG.

Mar 20, 2008