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Get Ready To Rock With Guitar Hero Live

Just a few short years ago, the musical game genre looked like it was poised to take over the industry. Seemingly every other household had some plastic guitars on display, and some went the full band route through the later Guitar Hero games and the Rock Band series. Then, as fast as it arrived, it was gone; just another flash in the pan. It seems that time truly is a circle though. Barely a month after the surprise announcement of Rock Band 4, Activision has announced a new entry in the vaunted Guitar Hero series: Guitar Hero Live.

This isn’t exactly the same Guitar Hero you remember. First off, you can see the proposed guitar controller below. You can keep your old instruments in the closet; this is a brand new guitar controller designed from the ground up to provide a completely different experience. Instead of the traditional five-button layout, Guitar Hero Love will give you two rows of three buttons each, which will allow the developer (FreeSyyleGames of DJ Hero fame) to approximate the feel of playing actual chords.

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Instead of the same cartoony art style we’ve come to expect since the original Guitar Hero, Live trades that in for a live-action set that is supposed to give you the feeling of actually playing in front of a live audience, one that grows as your fictional band Broken Tide rises to fame. Activision has already signed a number of artists, with names like The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, The Rolling Stones, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War On Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Lumineers, Pierce the Veil, and Blitz Kids all lending their tracks.

As of now, it seems as though guitars will be the sole focus, but we expect to hear more details soon. Guitar Hero Live, along with its new guitar, will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U for the cool price of $99.99. Are you excited about the return of the Guitar Hero franchise? Leave us a comment with your thoughts!

Source: Game Informer



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