Activision has announced today that their Fall 2009 lineup will include new titles DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero: Van Halen and Band Hero.
Activision has revealed the controller for DJ Hero, featuring three colored buttons, setting the stage to turn players into world-class DJs. You can get a first glimpse of the controller at the gallery.
Meanwhile, Guitar Hero 5 will add the new ability to drop-in and drop-out at anytime while playing a song as well as the ability to change instruments and difficulty level faster than ever. Band Hero is a family game, rated E10+, that will deliver the top-40 hits for the family to enjoy.
Guitar Hero: Van Halen is due to release in “the second half of this year”, including Van Halen’s best hits as well as the likes of Queen, Weezer, blink-182, The Offspring and Queens of the Stone Age. Read on for the presser.
GUITAR HEROÂ® ANNOUNCES AUTUMN LINEUP FEATURING GROUNDBREAKING DJ HEROTM TITLE AND NEW GUITAR HEROÂ® 5 AND BAND HEROTM GAMES
Innovative DJ Hero Game Expected To Transform How Consumers Engage with Music * New Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero and Band Hero Expand the Category with Fun-to-Play Experiences and Innovative New Technologies and Features * Autumn Slate Delivers Largest Variety of Music and Hottest Artists
Thursday 7th May/… Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is set to once again revolutionise how consumers interact with music by releasing three new titles this fall â€“ DJ Heroâ„¢, Guitar HeroÂ® 5 and Band Heroâ„¢ â€“ that will redefine the companyâ€™s popular music gaming platform. The slate will transform the way consumers enjoy and engage with music by offering the largest variety of music genres, innovative technologies and new social entertainment experiences for existing fans and millions of new consumers who previously have not joined Guitar Heroâ€™s global community of fans.
â€¢ The companyâ€™s groundbreaking DJ Hero expands Guitar Heroâ€™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 worldâ€™s most exciting artists and DJs.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ The franchisesâ€™ 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 Heroâ€™s easy-to-play, difficult-to-master signature gameplay and allows novice players and expert fans to join together on their favourite songs.
â€œGuitar Hero has made music social again and has become one of the most popular ways to experience music,â€ said Dan Rosensweig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Guitar Hero franchise. â€œTodayâ€™s fans enjoy a variety of music and are looking for more ways to engage with their favourite songs, artists and fellow fans. These games will let them listen, participate and socialize with music in ways they have never been able to before.â€