New Guitar Hero Confirmed, Returns To Rock Emphasis
Although the music genre took a steep dive last year, that doesn't mean massive franchises like Guitar Hero have stopped entirely.
There just won't be as many rhythm-based titles this year, that's all. And the new Neversoft installment has been confirmed to be Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, set to release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii later this year. Retailers had outed the title earlier last week and then, Nintendo Power verified the news; Neversoft project lead Brian Bright has stated that Warriors of Rock "will return the emphasis of the series to rock and roll." Said Bright:
"All of the cool features and things we did in GH5--the level of polish--[are] still there. Party Play still exists. The ability to play with any instrument combination--all that stuff is still in the game. But what we strove do here is handpick all the songs…So many more people play Guitar Hero on guitar than any other instrument. We wanted to focus first and foremost on shredding kind of rock."
Furthermore, we learn that the game's story mode will be narrated by none other than Kiss frontman, Gene Simmons. As for that plot, it's supposedly going to revolve around "the Beast and the demigod of rock." Kinda like in Brutal Legend, the guitar is the source of all major power; you must assemble an army of warriors to help free the demigod and defeat the Beast. Well, okay. It's Guitar Hero so the chances of it crashing and burning are slim to none, anyway.
Related Game(s): Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
5/30/2010 9:30:02 PM Ben Dutka