Guitar Hero with a Real Guitar?

It was only a matter of time before work started on something likeGuitar Hero that uses a real guitar as a “controller.” Guitar Rising by GameTank, Inc. is looking very interesting. Instead of using a little plastic, five-button controller, plug in your guitar of choice and get to it.

The advantage to this over Guitar Hero and Rock Band is that the player is actually learning how to play a real instrument, meanwhile enjoying many of the aspects that made this game’s predecessors so successful.

The only unfortunate thing is that Guitar Rising isn’t due out until late 2008, which more or less means early to mid 2009. This one is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

See the Official Site or the Gizmodo Article for more details.