Activision have today announced Guitar Hero Live as it takes the iconic brand to the modern day gamer with new songs, new features and a new controller!
Releasing on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4,Wii U and selected mobile devices in Autumn 2015, Guitar Hero Live brings the pop culture phenomenon back onto the scene with a true, breakthrough innovation that will re-ignite your dreams of becoming a rock star.
Developed by FreeStyle Games, the guys behind DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live will bring two ways to play. GH Live will give you the chance to be the star of the show from a first person perspective, bringing a live-action experience that delivers all the highs and lows of being on stage and performing as part of a real band. As the lead guitar, you’ll play the songs that span a changing musical landscape, in all venues from the small club right up to an outdoor festival.
GHTV meanwhile is the world’s first playable music video network. With a 24 hour mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos, from the newest releases and right out there to the favourite hits. You’ll be able to pick from multiple channels and themed shows, discover new songs as you play, and can also choose songs to play on-demand.
Going up against friends in the same room and against players from around the world, attempt to grab the highest score on a given song, while completing challenges along the way. GHTV is a living, breathing platform that serves as an ever-growing source for new music discovery while further bringing the party atmosphere back to the living room.
“Guitar Hero is a franchise that so many people love. Figuring out how to bring it back with true breakthrough innovation has been years in the making, and a labour of love,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Guitar Hero Live lets people rock real crowds with real reactions. Our goal was literally to give people stage fright. And with GHTV, we have created the world’s first live, playable music video network. All of it is playable on consoles, or mobile devices. Guitar Hero is back and better than ever.”
But music games live and die on their choice of songs and controllers, and Guitar Hero Live will feature a brand new modern guitar controller featuring two rows of three buttons that better reflects the way people naturally play, giving beginners, medium level players and experts the right type of challenge for their skills. The game will also feature hundreds of playable songs from a diverse array of artists, including The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids, with many more bands to be announced in the coming months.
We will of course let you know as soon as more details, and a release date, drop!