Activision today announced DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero.
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 Hero's global community of fans.
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.
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.
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.
"Guitar Hero has made music social again and has become one of the most
popular ways to experience music," said Dan Rosensweig, President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Guitar Hero franchise. "Today's fans enjoy a variety of
music and are looking for more ways to engage with their favorite 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."