Guitar Hero Live Announced

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Michael Boccher

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Activision today announced the return of its Guitar Hero franchise with Guitar Hero Live. This isn’t your same old Guitar Hero though, no no no. It will come with a completely redesigned guitar and a number of new options. For one, there are a number of new features included in the game as well. Guitar Hero Live enhances the gameplay experience by introducing a modern, redesigned guitar controller, featuring two rows of three buttons that better reflects the way people naturally play. The new format ensures fun for players of all abilities. For beginners, you can feel like a rock star by mastering play with just the bottom three buttons. Medium-level players don’t have to stretch their fingers down the neck of the guitar controller anymore and can instead skillfully play two-row combinations that mimic real chords. Experienced players have a new challenge in creating complex chord-like shapes and finger combinations that will bring new thrills to veterans. This simple innovation makes it easier for beginners to play and harder for veterans to master.

A bunch of bands have already been announced, such as  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. Bruce Resnikoff, President of Universal Music Enterprises, stated that

“We are pleased to support the launch of  Guitar Hero Live, building on one of the most successful music video-game franchises of all time, and providing our artists with a fun and interactive experience for their fans,”

The first person view allows you to fell like the band’s lead guitarist as both the band and crowd react to how well or poorly you play. Guitar Hero TV, or GHTV for short, allows players both in the same room and around the world to go up against each other and see who can get the best score in a given song while unlocking challenges along the way. Eric Hirschberg, CEO of Activision, stated that

“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.”

Guitar Hero Live will release this fall for a price of $99 and of course include the guitar. You can preorder it now and be sure to stay tuned for more info as we’ll have it all for you as it’s released. Take a look a the screen shots below.


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