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Guitar Hero IV News And Details

Thanks to next month's Game Informer and its early unveiling on PrimoTech, we now have some early details for this year's Guitar Hero IV.

The next installment in this hugely popular series will apparently "follow closely in the footsteps of Rock Band," in that players will have the option of more instruments besides a guitar. Yep, we figured this would happen; the new Guitar Hero will boast a bass, microphone and drumset (with two cymbals), and now we're wondering if GHIV and Rock Band instruments will be interchangeable... Furthermore, due to the split between Activision and Gibson, it now falls to the developer to create their very own guitar for this new installment. But believe it or not, the big news doesn't end there.

First and foremost, users will have the ability to create their own songs and share them with other players online, thanks to the brand new Guitar Hero Tunes service. Now, you won't be able to record vocals for your masterpieces, but that's okay. Heck, the customization is so far advanced that you'll even be able to create your own musicians, instruments and album art! We're still awaiting the official track list from Activision, but some included bands will be Van Halen, Linkin Park, and the Eagles, and all songs will be master tracks. Lastly, and we have to mention this- there is one currently unrevealed feature that will "directly impact the way you play Guitar Hero in the future."

Guitar Hero IV is scheduled to arrive some time later this year - probably for the holidays - for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Oh, and stay tuned for our interview with Neversoft regarding next month's Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

Related Game(s): Guitar Hero IV

5/12/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Tatsujin
Monday, May 12, 2008 @ 10:17:15 PM
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Ill be waiting for this one, Ill even put this one next to my SE GTA IV :O haha

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, May 12, 2008 @ 10:53:53 PM
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why the heck Activision made a whole game 4 the Aerosmith???? there's plenty more bands that are better than Aersomith, bands like Queen, Metallica, Linkin Park, Scorpions.

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, May 12, 2008 @ 10:53:53 PM
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why the heck Activision made a whole game 4 the Aerosmith???? there's plenty more bands that are better than Aersomith, bands like Queen, Metallica, Linkin Park, Scorpions.

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huskerfan_101
Monday, May 12, 2008 @ 11:13:09 PM
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Hmm, sounds good I kept wondering why Rock Band never came out with downloadable tracks from the eagles for Rock Band. Now i know, Activision had most likely already licensed them. I just really don't want, to spend $200 more dollars on instruments, i mean new drums, guitars, and what not for a new guitar hero game. But it might be worth it, with the eagles, Van Halen, and the ability to right ur own songs.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 12:46:40 AM
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I'm sorry...did somebody just say Linkin Park was better than Aerosmith?

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 3:06:27 AM

lol i'm still in shock at the scorpions mention there.
I agree with Queen though.

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chinchillables
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 7:37:30 AM
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huh? I guess I should read comments... I didn't even know Linkin Park could be considered as Rock. Well at least not true rock.


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bamf
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 10:39:08 AM
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I think Aerosmith sold over 150million albums, so some people must like'em?

Can the devs potentially give us an add-on from the store to include these features and an update for new instruments? I think people are more happy downloading more songs from the store, so do we really need a GHIV? Unless its just to compete with new Rock Band game?
I suppose if you have Rock Band and you contiue to download new tracks you won't need GHIV?

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 11:16:16 AM
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I'll buy it if I can use my Rock Band instruments. But, I'm not paying for all new instruments, and I don't have enough space in my living room for another drum set and two more guitars. These two developers better work it out.

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MarvelZombies
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 2:20:10 PM
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I hope they do GHIV like GUITAR RISING...with a real Guitar that can sense when u hit certain notes...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Rising

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Juicebeast
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 5:13:51 PM
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Yeah, why Aerosmith? I mean what about great Rock and Roll bands like Air Supply, Hall and Oates, Phil Collins... Can't they get their own GH games?

And why not Country Pickin' GH? I wanna jam with Big N Rich, Toby Keith and Faith Hill!

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MarvelZombies
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 10:13:02 PM

Air Supply, Hall and Oates, Phil Collins...

Last time I checked this was PSX EXTREME not loser central...

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Juicebeast
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 6:22:23 PM

oh, wow. really? Thanks for the update, Mr. Seriouspants. I won't make any more jokes on the most Extreme video game review website on Earth.

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Bottlecap
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 9:06:24 PM
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I'm not going to get Aerosmith. Ill just wait for GHIV

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PaiNT_kinG
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 2:39:35 AM
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i have gh3,don't even play it,its collecting dust as we speak,lol(addicted to nba2k8)

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somethingrandom
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 5:42:49 PM
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Uhhhhh... You guys stupid? Aerosmith has like 2-3 good songs, they're not that great. Waste of a game. However, I will certainly buy GHIV if I can use my Rock Band stuff. Oh, and country music and Rock Band or GH would be the worst possible mix of all time. (I would not appreciate having to play country to make it through a game)

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