Those who bought Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii only to discover that the music game was not playable in surround sound or even stereo are in luck. According to a New York Times blog, a fix is coming.
Since the Wii has a "no patching" policy, the mono-only problem will be solved with replacement discs as opposed to downloadable patch.
Here's the statement from Activision, in its entirety:
We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output in the Nintendo Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. 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. We thank all of our customers for their support and patience.
So happy Hanukkah.
New York Times: Fixing Guitar Hero III’s Mono Problem