Activision to Reboot 'Guitar Hero'

Activision Publishing will bring the "Guitar Hero" video game franchise to a new generation with the upcoming "Guitar Hero Live," set to launch this fall.

April 6, 2018

Activision to Reboot 'Guitar Hero'

In addition to a modernized guitar controller, mobile functionality and a roster of new songs from top artists across all genres, the new game will introduce two ways to play: GH Live, a live-action experience that lets users play to a crowd as if they are on stage and GHTV, a playable music video network that lets fans play along to a continually updated collection of official music videos, with their friends in the same room or with players around the world.

"'Guitar Hero' is a franchise that so many people love. Figuring out how to bring it back with true breakthrough innovation has been years in the making, and a labor of love,” says Eric Hirshberg, chief executive officer, Activision Publishing. “'Guitar Hero Live' lets people rock real crowds with real reactions. Our goal was literally to give people stage fright. And with GHTV, we

have created the world’s first playable music video network. All of it is playable on consoles, or mobile devices. 'Guitar Hero' is back and better than ever.”

Petz Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Vanessa Hudgens, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and a host of other celebrities were on hand to showcase the new game Tuesday at an event at the Best Buy Theatre in New York City.

'Guitar Hero Live' will be available this fall on PlayStation4, PlayStation3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii U, as well as select mobile devices, to be announced soon.

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