Sting Can Be Your Hero, Baby

British rocker latest to lend his image to the Guitar Hero video-game franchise

By Natalie Finn Sep 05, 2008 10:34 PMTags
Sting, Guitar HeroActivision

Every note you fake, it will look like Sting is watching you.

The British soft-rocker is the latest hitmaker to lend his image—and a strings-happy tune—to the megahot Guitar Hero franchise, which in recent years has welcomed Metallica and Aerosmith and noted strummers like Slash and Tom Morello into the pixelated fold.

Sting's upcoming contribution will be to the new Guitar Hero World Tour, which also boasts the stylings of Tool. Players will either be able to "take the stage" and play to wild crowds as Sting or "jam" alongside him on the song "Demolition Man."

This version of Activision's carpal tunnel-inducing funfest will also feature microphone and drumkit attachments for a full-on battle of the bands—as well as composing and editing software, for those quieter moments when the keg is empty and your "drummer" is passed out on the floor.