Popular music-based video game, Guitar Hero, is back and refurbished for the first time in five years.

The game, Guitar Hero Live, is aimed at the “Spotify-listening Coachella crowd” and the revamp is set out to create a more realistic, up-to-date, live experience for those users.

Tyler Michaud, senior director of product management at Activision said: “Our last release was in 2010 – just think about all that’s changed in that time.”

From this, producers have set out to update the games’ library of songs and allow users to play in a full band atmosphere.

Guitar Hero Live is said to have a new controller, fresh interface and is supposed to resemble real guitar playing.

Freestyle founder, Jamie Jackson said: “The new configuration came from the desire to give the fret hand something to do that’s closer to what a real guitarist does. If you screw it up, the drummer gets really pissed.”

Artists such as Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Pierce the Veil, Rolling Stones, The Black Keys, The Killers, The Lumineers and The War on Drugs will feature on the game, allowing users to play along to tracks by these bands and many more.

The game will be released this autumn for Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and several mobile devices.

 

Watch the Guitar Hero Live trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJBCrTBT5g8

Posted by Mollie Mansfield

Previously, Music Editor and Live Entertainment Editor of the Demon. @MollieMansfield

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