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Guitar Hero Live officially announced *update*

Update: Activision has officially announced Guitar Hero Live.

You'll be interested to know that unlike the rebooted Rock Band, Guitar Hero Live has remodelled its guitar controllers with two rows of three tightly grouped black and white keys, meaning they are not backwards compatible.

The game now also has a live atmosphere, making for more realistic graphics from past titles and is due this autumn for the stand alone price of around £89.99.

Bands already confirmed for Guitar Hero Live are: The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids.

Guitar Hero Live also introduces GHTV, the world's first playable music video network. GHTV is a 24-hour mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos across a wide variety of genres from the newest releases to favourite hits. Fans can pick from multiple channels and themed shows, discovering new songs as they play, and can also choose songs to play on-demand. In GHTV, fans can also play with their friends in the same room and against players from around the world to see who has the highest score on a given song, while completing challenges along the way.

Guitar Hero Live also extend to mobile. Both GH Live and GHTV are fully playable both on consoles as well as tablets and mobile phones.

"Guitar Hero is a franchise that so many people love. Figuring out how to bring it back with true breakthrough innovation has been years in the making, and a labor of love," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "Guitar Hero Live lets people rock real crowds with real reactions. Our goal was literally to give people stage fright. And with GHTV, we have created the world's first playable music video network. All of it is playable on consoles, or mobile devices. Guitar Hero is back and better than ever."

Guitar Hero Live enhances the gameplay experience by introducing a modern, redesigned guitar controller, featuring two rows of three buttons that better reflects the way people naturally play. The new format ensures fun for players of all abilities. For beginners, you can play with just the bottom three buttons. Medium-level players don't have to stretch their fingers down the neck of the guitar controller anymore and can instead play two-row combinations that mimic real chords. Experienced players have a new challenge in creating complex chord-like shapes and finger combinations.

"We are pleased to support the launch of Guitar Hero Live, building on one of the most successful music video-game franchises of all time, and providing our artists with a fun and interactive experience for their fans," said Bruce Resnikoff, President of Universal Music Enterprises.

Here's some screens and a video.

Original: Freestyle Games are developing Guitar Hero Live according to Yahoo France.

Guitar Hero Live takes the main concept of the series and changes it up by presenting it in first-person and also removing the coloured notes for six black and white notes divided into two rows.

"We wanted to more feel to play the guitar with his hands, while remaining a game, " says the British Dan Green, studio FreeStyleGames (already responsible for DJ Hero ).

More is expected to be revealed on the game later today.

We will update when we know more.

Edited On 14 Apr, 2015

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Turniplord 2 years ago
I love Rockband and GH but this looks crap tbh. 3 buttons on 2 rows - so it looks like the iphone versions and can be fully ported by the sound of it. Plus no more character creation and customisation because you play as an emo band. TBH I will find the crowds and music videos in the background a distraction - the FF Theatrhytm game on 3DS is great but the levels with videos at the back really distract you from what you are doing. Plus will there be singing, keyboard and drums in this like in RB or just Guitar? I really don't like where it is going
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Turniplord 2 years ago
The 'random playlists' on GHTV sounds good though - so free DLC without paying but also random so you always have something new to play - i'm guessing this 'feature' will be behind a season pass wall or some kind of subscription

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