After a leaked teaser trailer was unearthed last night, Activision has today officially announced the next Guitar Hero entry – Guitar Hero Live, which is in development for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
Being developed by FreeStyleGames, the devs behind DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live introduces two new modes, including GHL, in which the player gets a first-person view of being on stage, as well as GHTV, which Activision says is the “first playable music network.”
The 24-hour mode lets fans play along to an updated list of official music videos from a variety of genres with their friends or on their own, while videos can also be pulled up from the on-demand menu.
As expected, the game also introduces a new guitar controller featuring two rows of three buttons that allows players of different skills levels to use either one row or both. Some of the confirmed musical acts include,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, Carrie Underwood, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids.
“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.
Demo kiosks of the game will begin hitting participating Best Buys stores as early as April 14 – first in New York City and then in Torrance, California. The dates and locations are:
- April 14, 2015: Best Buy Theatre, New York City, 6pm – 9pm
- April 18, 2015: Best Buy Store, Union Square, New York City, 1pm – 5pm
- April 18, 2015: Best Buy Store, Torrance, CA, 1pm – 5pm
Here then is the official trailer which has been updated from the leaked video to include gameplay footage.