Guitar Hero's head-banging style makes you wonder why they didn't include a super-long amp-style cable in the first place, but Red Octane seeks to absolve wires altogether. You can rock harder and melt more faces now that you aren't tethered to your PS2!

This comes as welcome news since there was no previous indication that a wireless controller would actually be released (though a rumor has been circulating about the Xbox 360 version arriving with a similar peripheral).

The retail copies of Guitar Hero II, however, will still be bundled with the wired guitars. At $80, it's already steep and the entry price for the wireless axe alone ($59.99) would easily send it over $100. At the moment, it can only be pre-ordered at Red Octane's online store.