Activision Hero has announced that they are bringing even more titles to the music genre this fall with DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, and Band Hero. This is in addition to the multiple Guitar Hero games they have already released this year.
DJ Hero will utilize an “innovative” turntable controller and allow you to mix songs from a variety of genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica, and dance. Guitar Hero 5 will be following the steps of Guitar Hero World Tour and feature guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. So what is it that justifies a new game aside from selling more plastic instruments? Well, the new game will feature the ability to change instruments, band members, and difficulty on the fly! Yes. Exciting stuff.
Now, with Guitar Hero continuing its band format, what is Band Hero supposed to be? Good question. It will apparently be aimed at a younger crowd with an ESRB rating of E10+ instead of the usual T. Using the same types of instruments as Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero will essentially just offer a different tracklist. It can be thought of as Activision’s response to Harmonix (developers of the first two Guitar Hero games) and their upcoming Lego Rock Band.
How much longer can Activision milk this franchise? I guess we’ll find out.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com