News: Activision continues to pump out Guitar Hero games like they pumped out Rod Stewart's stomach.
With the release of Guitar Hero: Smash Hits just a few weeks away, Activision has laid out details on the three Guitar Hero games they have planned for release this Fall.
First, the company reconfirmed that DJ Hero (with its brand new turntable controller) will be released this Fall:
The company's groundbreaking DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. Introducing an all-new innovative turntable controller, DJ Hero transforms players into DJs who rule the club scene by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world's most exciting artists and DJs.
Next up, the company announced the true sequel to Guitar Hero: World Tour in the form of Guitar Hero 5 (which is a working title, no doubt):
Letting fans continue to fulfill their rock fantasies, Guitar Hero 5 features the hottest rock and roll artists today as well as classic rock bands and gives players an unprecedented level of control over the way they play the game with the ability to drop in and out of songs and change band members, instruments and difficulty levels on the fly.
Finally, Activision has revealed the Guitar Hero series plans to challenge Lego Rock Band with their own "family friendly" music game, Band Hero:
The franchises' first E10+ rated console game, Band Hero delivers an exciting music collection featuring top-40 hits designed to expand the appeal to a broad family audience who can play together on the guitar, drums, bass and microphone and experience a new genre of music. The game builds upon Guitar Hero's easy-to-play, difficult-to-master signature gameplay and allows novice players and expert fans to join together on their favorite songs.
Activision did not say which consoles the next wave of Guitar Hero games are in development for, but my guess would be that they will all appear on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 just as all previous Guitar Hero games have.
We'll have more soon.