Activision finally confirmed Guitar Hero: Van Halen earlier today, but that was only the tip of the iceberg.

In a press release, Activision went and announced several more major music-based titles for the end of the year. This includes Guitar Hero 5 , Band Hero , DJ Hero , and the previously known Guitar Hero: Smash Hits . GH5 should be similar to the likes of last year's World Tour ; it will "offer 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." Then there's Band Hero , which we had heard whispers about: it's being designed for all ages as it's a "family-friendly" entry in the series, and it'll be the first game in the GH franchise to have an E10+ rating. So obviously, you can't expect anything that even remotely approaches the realm of dark, heavy metal, and Activision says we'll get "Top 40 hits designed to expand the appeal to a broad family audience who can play together on the guitar, drums, bass and microphone."

Then there's DJ Hero , which will feature a wide variety of songs from the hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronic and dance venues, and players will be allowed to customize their own tracks. Also, they revealed the special Turntable Controller and if you want a glimpse of it, visit GameSpot . It's a cool-looking unique device, and it represents another leap forward in the ever-expanding music genre of video games. If there isn't enough here to satisfy your craving for more Guitar Hero -related stuff, you're just insatiable.

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Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Hurray!!! What can be better than milking a drying cow.

Phoelix
Phoelix
11 years ago

Milking someone else's dry cow; GH isn't developed by Harmonix anymore.

SubjectiveTruth
SubjectiveTruth
11 years ago

I wanna play the DJ one!

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

beating a dead horse!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I can already see a new club opening that lets people use this instead of hiring a DJ

psxmax
psxmax
11 years ago

What next, Banjo Hero, Country Hero, Jazz Hero?

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

Dont go giving them ideas now, after Mr. Bens little rant yesterday everybodys watching thi site now.


Last edited by Deadman on 5/7/2009 5:24:52 PM

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

I would totally buy Banjo Hero. Let's hear some bluegrass!

SubjectiveTruth
SubjectiveTruth
11 years ago

You could battle a boss while listening to battling bajos the song!!!!!!!!

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

i might actually try banjo hero lol

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

If they add support for PlayStation eye and have user uploaded videos like they do in SingStar, then I'm going to be happier than drumming twelve year old.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

they'd do a RapStar before doing a singstar becomes actually anything good in the us… 😛 god i hate rap 🙁

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Rap is annoying.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Yeah Rap has turned into to complete useless vomit now.
OldSchool4Life!

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Damn straight!

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Not interested in DJ Hero or Band Hero, but a new GH? sure! I don't see a problem with coming out with more and more GH games, because ….it's completely up to you to buy it or not. How can people complain about new games?

pavlovic
pavlovic
11 years ago

I wouldn't mind if those are really new games… but GH:Smash Hits?

Bring new IPs and forget selling 6 different Guitar Heroes in 1 year

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

The bands will suck they should actually focus on one genre of Music maybe stuff from Spinefarm,Earache,Nuclear Blast & many other Record labels with not well known gods of Epic Music.
But I'll be sticking to Rock Band due to the DLC on offer

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Guitar Hero Van Halen and Guitar Hero 5 announce the same day…..aaaaaaah that's it now I hate the GH franchise if the next month I see something about another GH I'm going to starting beating people in the streets with one of those plastic guitars .

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

DJ Hero…the real thing is fun enough!

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

Milk that cow, Activision! you always do…

Jiggy
Jiggy
11 years ago

When will GH learn to have major DLC and be able to play all your DLC/older versions of the game on ONE disc….oh wait, thats what Rock Band offers!! Get a clue Activision

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

LOL I remember seeing a video last year where they showed how hard it was to build a GH game having to track down masters and break apart the song for the rythms.

smileylyon
smileylyon
11 years ago

I'm so over all this G.H. crap!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

PLEASE, OH, PLEASE make me a combined "Rock Band/Hero's/DJ/Karaoke" first person shooter!!!!

That way I can kill any f*cking band/singer/or other assorted poser, that comes off sounding like a well made, hot, steaming, pile of horse……er….fertilizer.
LMAO


Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/7/2009 6:10:29 PM

ironman505
ironman505
11 years ago

eletric guitars, guns, and a big party:what could be better?

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

When is Emo Hero coming out?

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

It'd actually be called Emo Not-a-Hero

XD

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Activision would be fools to pass such a idea they'll sell MILLIONS!!

ironman505
ironman505
11 years ago

Emo-hero 2:Cut Your Self

The X Factor 9
The X Factor 9
11 years ago

Activision is just going to kill all of these franchises. They're going to see diminishing returns on their investments year by year if they keep on doing this. I bought Rock Band 2 and don't intend on buying another music game for a REALLY LONG time. I'll just add to my collection by downloading DLC and I'll get The Beatles game when it gets cheap.

Its not like these games are any different from one year to the next. It's just a bunch of different songs…

I'm really beginning to lose respect for Activision. As someone else pointed out, they're milking a dry cow…

Every year another GH game? Another CoD game? I speak with my wallet and I'm not going to support this yearly rehash of previous games.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I'd agree with you 100% if they'd just patch RB2 to fix the remaining flaws. I won't list them here but people have been making suggestions on the RB boards for months, with no response from Harmonix.

p.s. Who would buy a GH game anyway? I've played GH:WT and, aside from the "vocals" interface and the "count-in" after pauses, it was worse than RB in every way.

p.p.s. Harmonix, please allow us to import the Beatles songs.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/8/2009 4:40:12 PM

twenty8nine
twenty8nine
11 years ago

Activision is quickly loosing a lot of users. Sellouts.

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

I still like GH 😀 as for BH and DJH, I can't say those'll go over TOO well, but you never know.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

Can't say I approve of the "Hero" series since Neversoft took over. Harmonix does a better job all around and that's why I like RB better. Of course nothing beats real guitar, bass, drums and singing.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 5/7/2009 11:14:42 PM

Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

Give me Guitar Hero: Iron Maiden and Guitar Hero: Motorhead, and things can end.

Neurotoxiny
Neurotoxiny
11 years ago

Also a Guitar Hero: Megadeth and I'll be good.

ironman505
ironman505
11 years ago

one generation later:

"hey mom, can we get yodaling-hero!?!"
"sure billy, that sounds fun."

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

OVER IT.