After a few years away, 2015 really marks the return of the guitar game to our screens. Players have been treated to a new Rock Band game, but the title really looking to push the genre forward is Guitar Hero Live.
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Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the acclaimed DJ Hero series, the game has three big new strings on its instrument.
The most obvious difference cuts right to the heart of the game. Players now step up in front of a real crowd that will react in real time to how well they're playing, offering up the most immersive gig experience your living room can play host to, ranging from intimate clubs to huge festival shows.
Then there's GHTV, which Activision is calling "the world's first playable music video network". It's a 24-hour mode than enables fans to play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos spanning a range of genres and eras. Through GHTV players can thrash it out with friends in the same room - including a vocalist - or against other would-be superstars across the world.
With this new generation outing for Guitar Hero comes a brand-new controller. Striving for a more realistic build than previous peripherals from the franchise, it offers up two rows of three buttons that enable players to begin as novices but progress to become masters.
Tracks set for the new game include:
Royal Blood - ôLittle Monsterö
Marilyn Manson - ôDisposable Teensö
Killswitch Engage - ôIn Due Timeö
Marmozets - ôMove Shake Hideö
Of Mice & Men - ôBones Exposedö
Deftones - ôDiamond Eyesö
Vista Chino - ôSweet Remainö
Bring Me the Horizon - ôShadow Mosesö
Mastodon - ôHigh Roadö
Trivium - ôStrifeö
Queen - ôTie Your Mother Downö
Alice In Chains - ôStoneö
Bullet For My Valentine - ôTemper Temperö
Deap Vally - ôLiesö
Wolfmother - ôSundialö
Weezer - ôBuddy Hollyö
Angus & Julia Stone - ôA Heartbreakö
Catfish and the Bottlemen - ôKathleenö
Neon Trees - ôEverybody Talksö
New Politics - ôHarlemö