It WAS Guitar Hero! Muahahaha, now I don’t need to sacrifice my firstborn’s first video game console. (It was basically the safest bet ever.)
Guitar Hero Live will be coming this fall to ALL of the consoles! Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U and even “select mobile devices” with a cost-o of $99.99. I haven’t been able to find anything regarding the compatibility of the old guitars, but seeing as the NEW guitars have six buttons in two rows of three as opposed to five, by guess is you’ll need to purchase new plastic-y goodness.
Guitar Hero Live’s shtick is the whole “real-time” experience/immersion shindig, thus what you saw in the video above wasn’t for dramatic effect. It sounds like that’s what your screen will actually look like when playing. ALL THE NERVES.
“A quantum leap forward in immersion and realism, GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who dynamically react in real-time to how well or poorly you play.” Thanks, friendly PR.
There’s a cool feature of GHTV, “the world’s first playable music video network,” that allows you and your friends to compete against other players for the highest score. Was that a thing in prior Guitar Hero games? Or, was that a thing in Rock Band? I dunno, as the feature definitely isn’t for me (ahhh online multiplayer competition ahhh) but I know a handful of you that would dig something like that.
Anywhozers, if you’re seeking mo’ information head over to the Activision Blog. If you’re SUPER excited about Guitar Hero Live and happen to live in New York City, Best Buy Theatre is having an event this evening from 6pm ET to 9pm ET. On April 18th an event will take place again in New York City, as well as in Torrance, CA.
Soooo…what do you think? Is this “rehash” of Guitar Hero enough to make yo’ panties twist into an excited bundle? Or were you already excited? OR ARE YOU JUST PISSED OFF RAWRRRRRRRRRRRR