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