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Activision Announces Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, DJ Hero

Activision finally confirmed Guitar Hero: Van Halen earlier today, but that was only the tip of the iceberg.

In a press release, Activision went and announced several more major music-based titles for the end of the year. This includes Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, DJ Hero, and the previously known Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. GH5 should be similar to the likes of last year's World Tour; it will "offer an unprecedented level of control over the way they play the game with the ability to drop in and out of songs and change band members, instruments and difficulty levels on the fly." Then there's Band Hero, which we had heard whispers about: it's being designed for all ages as it's a "family-friendly" entry in the series, and it'll be the first game in the GH franchise to have an E10+ rating. So obviously, you can't expect anything that even remotely approaches the realm of dark, heavy metal, and Activision says we'll get "Top 40 hits designed to expand the appeal to a broad family audience who can play together on the guitar, drums, bass and microphone."

Then there's DJ Hero, which will feature a wide variety of songs from the hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronic and dance venues, and players will be allowed to customize their own tracks. Also, they revealed the special Turntable Controller and if you want a glimpse of it, visit GameSpot. It's a cool-looking unique device, and it represents another leap forward in the ever-expanding music genre of video games. If there isn't enough here to satisfy your craving for more Guitar Hero-related stuff, you're just insatiable.

5/7/2009 Ben Dutka

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Juanalf
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 3:56:24 PM
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Hurray!!! What can be better than milking a drying cow.

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Phoelix
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 6:01:59 PM

Milking someone else's dry cow; GH isn't developed by Harmonix anymore.

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 8:56:02 PM

I wanna play the DJ one!

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Akuma07
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 9:14:50 PM

beating a dead horse!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:14:18 PM
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I can already see a new club opening that lets people use this instead of hiring a DJ

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Gone
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:14:39 PM
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What next, Banjo Hero, Country Hero, Jazz Hero?

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Deadman
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:19:33 PM

Dont go giving them ideas now, after Mr. Bens little rant yesterday everybodys watching thi site now.

Last edited by Deadman on 5/7/2009 5:24:52 PM

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Kevadu
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 6:06:29 PM

I would totally buy Banjo Hero. Let's hear some bluegrass!

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 8:57:38 PM

You could battle a boss while listening to battling bajos the song!!!!!!!!

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SarahPalinMILF
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 9:13:30 PM

i might actually try banjo hero lol

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Alienange
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:21:34 PM
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If they add support for PlayStation eye and have user uploaded videos like they do in SingStar, then I'm going to be happier than drumming twelve year old.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:48:44 PM

they'd do a RapStar before doing a singstar becomes actually anything good in the us... :P god i hate rap :(

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MadKatBebop
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:03:46 PM

Rap is annoying.

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Juanalf
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 6:01:46 PM

Yeah Rap has turned into to complete useless vomit now.
OldSchool4Life!

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MadKatBebop
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 6:06:16 PM

Damn straight!

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Zemus101
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:38:22 PM
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Not interested in DJ Hero or Band Hero, but a new GH? sure! I don't see a problem with coming out with more and more GH games, because ....it's completely up to you to buy it or not. How can people complain about new games?

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pavlovic
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:16:59 PM

I wouldn't mind if those are really new games... but GH:Smash Hits?

Bring new IPs and forget selling 6 different Guitar Heroes in 1 year

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Naga
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:54:54 PM
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The bands will suck they should actually focus on one genre of Music maybe stuff from Spinefarm,Earache,Nuclear Blast & many other Record labels with not well known gods of Epic Music.
But I'll be sticking to Rock Band due to the DLC on offer

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Oxvial
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:00:28 PM
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Guitar Hero Van Halen and Guitar Hero 5 announce the same day.....aaaaaaah that's it now I hate the GH franchise if the next month I see something about another GH I'm going to starting beating people in the streets with one of those plastic guitars .

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MadKatBebop
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:05:43 PM
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DJ Hero...the real thing is fun enough!

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LightShow
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:11:37 PM
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Milk that cow, Activision! you always do...

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Jiggy
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:14:28 PM
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When will GH learn to have major DLC and be able to play all your DLC/older versions of the game on ONE disc....oh wait, thats what Rock Band offers!! Get a clue Activision

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Deadman
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:23:51 PM
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LOL I remember seeing a video last year where they showed how hard it was to build a GH game having to track down masters and break apart the song for the rythms.

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smileylyon
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 5:45:49 PM
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I'm so over all this G.H. crap!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 6:09:48 PM
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PLEASE, OH, PLEASE make me a combined "Rock Band/Hero's/DJ/Karaoke" first person shooter!!!!

That way I can kill any f*cking band/singer/or other assorted poser, that comes off sounding like a well made, hot, steaming, pile of horse......er....fertilizer.
LMAO


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ironman505
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 10:01:20 PM

eletric guitars, guns, and a big party:what could be better?

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BlinkBoy
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 6:17:09 PM
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When is Emo Hero coming out?

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LightShow
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 9:35:32 PM

It'd actually be called Emo Not-a-Hero

XD

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Naga
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 9:51:49 AM

Activision would be fools to pass such a idea they'll sell MILLIONS!!

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ironman505
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 9:59:45 PM

Emo-hero 2:Cut Your Self

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The X Factor 9
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 6:42:13 PM
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Activision is just going to kill all of these franchises. They're going to see diminishing returns on their investments year by year if they keep on doing this. I bought Rock Band 2 and don't intend on buying another music game for a REALLY LONG time. I'll just add to my collection by downloading DLC and I'll get The Beatles game when it gets cheap.

Its not like these games are any different from one year to the next. It's just a bunch of different songs...

I'm really beginning to lose respect for Activision. As someone else pointed out, they're milking a dry cow...

Every year another GH game? Another CoD game? I speak with my wallet and I'm not going to support this yearly rehash of previous games.

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Fane1024
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 4:35:59 PM

I'd agree with you 100% if they'd just patch RB2 to fix the remaining flaws. I won't list them here but people have been making suggestions on the RB boards for months, with no response from Harmonix.

p.s. Who would buy a GH game anyway? I've played GH:WT and, aside from the "vocals" interface and the "count-in" after pauses, it was worse than RB in every way.

p.p.s. Harmonix, please allow us to import the Beatles songs.

Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/8/2009 4:40:12 PM

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twenty8nine
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 8:50:38 PM
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Activision is quickly loosing a lot of users. Sellouts.

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Riku994
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 10:08:40 PM
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I still like GH :D as for BH and DJH, I can't say those'll go over TOO well, but you never know.

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556pineapple
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 11:08:51 PM
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Can't say I approve of the "Hero" series since Neversoft took over. Harmonix does a better job all around and that's why I like RB better. Of course nothing beats real guitar, bass, drums and singing.

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Skatejimmy5
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 9:47:28 AM
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Give me Guitar Hero: Iron Maiden and Guitar Hero: Motorhead, and things can end.

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Neurotoxiny
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 7:41:19 PM
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Also a Guitar Hero: Megadeth and I'll be good.

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ironman505
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 9:56:54 PM
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one generation later:

"hey mom, can we get yodaling-hero!?!"
"sure billy, that sounds fun."

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ceedot
Sunday, May 10, 2009 @ 12:16:53 AM
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OVER IT.

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