It’s Time to Shred Again; Guitar Hero Live Returns to the Stage in Fall 2015

on April 14, 2015 12:10 PM

After rumors and a teaser video seemed to drop a pretty big hint, Activision is taking up its guitars and dusting them off for another round of rock songs and big tunes with the return of Guitar Hero.

Activision confirmed with a new trailer that a new installment in the long-running rhythm game series is coming this fall, titled Guitar Hero Live. Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U in fall 2015, Guitar Hero Live will bring back plenty of the good memories and classic instrument gameplay that gamers remember, though it seems to be bringing in plenty of new tricks as well.

Guitar Hero Live will be released in a $99.99 package alongside a copy of the game and a brand new guitar controller, with the new controller featuring two rows of three fret buttons and altering the control scheme slightly from previous games. In addition, Activision also confirmed several artists set to be included in the game, with featuring songs from artists such as The Black Keys, Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, The Rolling Stones, Skrillex, The Lumineers, The Killers, Blitz Kids, Green Day, and more to come.

Alongside the reveal trailer showing a new take on the classic Guitar Hero gameplay, one of the most notable changes includes a new “first-person” perspective, allowing players to literally take the stage and see the crowd’s reaction to your performance in real-time, switching from crowds cheering you on to booing and yelling if you start to slip-up.

Guitar Hero Live will also feature the introduction of Guitar Hero TV, a brand new online experience that will provide various music channel playlists that run 24 hours and offer players the chance to play alongside popular music videos, and also provides a multiplayer experience to challenge friends or random players online.

Guitar Hero Live is currently in development for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U – you can check out the official reveal trailer for the title below, alongside several screenshots from the game and a photo of the game’s brand new guitar controller:

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.