Activison sure isn’t stopping with its Guitar Hero brand. They want to churn them out as fast as possible! Never mind that that they’ve released two Guitar Hero games already this year and have another hitting in a month- they just announced three new ‘Hero titles that will all hit this fall! THREE!
The first is obviously the one with the most potential- DJ Hero. This is the first shot of the controller-
The company’s groundbreaking DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero’s signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. Introducing an all-new innovative turntable controller, DJ Hero transforms players into DJs who rule the club scene by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world’s most exciting artists and DJs.
Can’t wait to see how it controls. Will it be more of a single player affair or do we have to go buy a ton of new instruments? We shall see.
Next up- the inevitable Guitar Hero 5. Wait, five? There was never a four. No one tell Activision that!
Letting fans continue to fulfill their rock fantasies, Guitar Hero 5 features the hottest rock and roll artists today as well as classic rock bands and gives players 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.
I’m not sure that the story mode was why anyone was playing the Guitar Hero games- the new cartoony thing they’ve been doing with the last few titles has been pretty shitty. And “drop in and out of songs”? Who wants to do that? You can’t commit to a song? Must be a busy individual.
Last up is Band Hero, which is for the kiddies…. as if Guitar Hero World Tour wasn’t geared towards younger listeners anyway.
The franchises’ first E10+ rated console game, Band Hero delivers an exciting music collection featuring top-40 hits designed to expand the experience to a new genre and appeal to a broad family audience who can play together on the guitar, drums, bass and microphone. The game builds upon Guitar Hero’s easy-to-play, difficult-to-master signature gameplay and allows novice players and expert fans to join together on their favorite songs.
So we can easily ignore that one.
Anyway this is all quite a lineup- all hitting around the same time. It’s more than a bit ridiculous, but I honestly can’t wait to see how DJ Hero works. But Activison… dear Activision. You’ve done well here and there- the instruments with GHWT are fantastic, and GH: Metallica was a real treat. Don’t burn yourselves out this fast.