Activision has promised Wii owners of Guitar Hero III that it will replace their fault discs early next year for free.

Problems first arose when fans noticed surround sound failing to play, an issue later clarified by this crafty version being restricted to mono playback only. This prompted page after page of angry customers on the official forums, many emailing the publisher and being told the same thing.

"We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output in the Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock," responded Activision, a bit like a robot.

"We are currently working with Nintendo and are planning to issue an improved audio experience in future versions of the game. We expect to have re-mastered discs available by early 2008 and we will be offering consumers replacement discs at no cost once they become available."

Activision was unable to comment on specific European plans at the time of writing, but we expect its policy to be the same for every territory the game is on sale in. Or else. Or else what? Exactly.

Other versions of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock do not have this problem, which prompted us to heap high praise upon it for its most excellent thrills.

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