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Guitar Hero 5 Release Date, New Information Revealed

You are aware that we'll someday see a Guitar Hero 27, right? This is one franchise that has not only blown up and entranced millions of gamers worldwide, but it has already proven its staying power.

Many more off-shoots and iterations are on the way, but perhaps the most anticipated is the next official installment in the series: Guitar Hero 5. The official website for the game has just opened, and in addition to revealing the release date - September 1 - there's also a sweepstakes you can enter. Winners will receive 5 tickets to 5 different concerts of their choice! We've also heard about a few additional details concerning the gameplay; for example, we'll see the all new "Party Play" mode. It supports 0-4 players...yeah, that's right, 0. You can actually start with no players or instruments as the music will just play in a pseudo-jukebox mode of sorts, and when the party hears a song they want to play, they can pick up the instruments and jump in. Furthermore, you can mix and match all the available instruments any way you wish in Guitar Hero 5. It's guaranteed to be a must-buy for all fans of the series, and if you haven't yet jumped on the bandwagon, maybe you should set aside some money for the first of September. Really, it's not just a success...it's a phenomenon.

We'll probably see more of Guitar Hero 5 at E3, but at this point, it's almost unnecessary. We know what to expect and those who do are ready and willing to throw down with those plastic instruments once again.

Related Game(s): Guitar Hero 5

5/27/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Highlander
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 12:42:53 PM
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Personally I don't see the need for umpteen iterations of Guitar Hero or Rockband on the PS3/360 platforms. It's rather like Singstar. Unless the purpose of a new iteration is simply to bring new tracks on disc instead of DLC, what's the point? Slightly better graphics?

Singstar has a single core game and each new volume brings any new features that have been added by supplying the most up to date build of the game available when the disc is made. However that version of the game is available to all Singstar owners on PS3 via an update, so new SingStar volumes on disc are simply collections of new songs that come with the game for those that haven't already purchased it. So you don't need to keep buying the next version to stay current.

I can't honestly see why this isn't the case for Guitar Hero and Rockband. What is it that is being added into the 5th iteration of the game that can be so ground breaking as to require an entirely new version? I can't help feeling that this game's (and Rockband's) sales are driven largely by exclusive non-DLC track packs and new peripherals. It seems kinda exploitative to continually pump out new versions when they could easily update the game free of charge and sell tracks and new peripherals separately.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 1:13:08 PM
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I hate these type of games, any game that a 5 year old can pick up and play quite well is not for me. I'd rather play Simon.

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Skatejimmy5
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 1:16:01 PM
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I'll gladly buy this game, but no plastic instruments this year. I already got 4 last year. It's enough.

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Yogi
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 1:50:28 PM
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you say that 'eventually' we will see a Guitar Hero 27 but it seems as thought it'll be a lot sooner than later.. if you count all the iterations of the Guitar Hero franchise i think we are up to 9 or 10 released so far and it just keeps going and going...

I love 1 and 2 but i'm so done with this franchise/genre. Activision really knows how to milk a cash cow dry.

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Phoelix
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 4:22:06 PM

Its udders probably hurt at this point.
I wonder if the DLC for GH4 will be compatible.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 1:54:42 PM
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yeah i think ive had enough guitar hero for now. i'll pass on this

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SarahPalinMILF
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 2:37:31 PM
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im tired of the same game over and over again year after year...its getting old fast...

btw...GTA: The Ballad Of Gay Tony...i think this would be newsworthy...

http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200905/N09.0526.1523.02809.htm

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Yogi
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 2:48:43 PM

>set to release this fall exclusively on the Xbox 360


you do realize that this is a playstation site right?

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SarahPalinMILF
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 6:35:53 PM

it will happen eventually...after all it started on a sony machine so i have no doubt that it will come...but yeah..actually when i posted it i totally forgot...i was just so excited about GTA...

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Totalz
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 2:37:51 PM
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Soon it'll be Guitar prat: Will you just f**k the hell off now!

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Zemus101
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 2:57:04 PM
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I'm actually a little confused as to why people complain about new Guitar Hero games. Hmm... more games the better I say! especially if they add new things to the system instead of just new songs (which can be done in dlc) I don't however, want a new guitar, drums and mic every year (or even every other year) but so far they haven't done that. Bring on as many games as possible! Nobody is forced to buy them if they are happy with the original World Tour.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 2:59:07 PM

I'd rather they concentrate all their resources into making a game I actually enjoy and consider a videogame; that's why I take issue with all these guitar games.

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Jian2069
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 4:01:24 PM
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As long as it's not as overpriced as Guitar Hero: Metallica was...
(69.99 for 40-some songs, really? World Tour was like 59.99 and had way more songs.)

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Naga
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 5:02:05 PM
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Woooooooo fail I can't stand overrated music

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 5:18:02 PM

And I can't stand rap music but they keep making it.

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Nerull
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 2:18:07 AM
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If they ever made a guitar hero where you could import your own mp3's in I'd jump on the bandwagon with white knuckles.
I'd pay upwards of 100 bucks for that kind of game, plus instruments.
So far the track selection has actually not been that bad but at best you're only going to even like, not love, half the tracklist. Laid to rest is the only one off the top of my head that I would have a hard time getting sick of.
The devil went down to georgia cover was a nice touch.
But I want to play some Devildriver, Finntroll, Fear Factory, Mushroomhead, Bolt Thrower, Opeth,and actually GOOD White zombie songs and a mass of other great bands, that aren't entirely metal. There's no game that allows me to do that so I won't be encouraging the continued abuse of this cow.

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