Guitar Hero Live Returns the Rocking Series, Comes to Wii U this Fall

First, Harmonix announced they were bringing back Rock Band, and now Activision is reviving Guitar Hero. Following up on the worst kept secrets in video games, the dormant music rhythm series is returning this fall with Guitar Hero Live. And yes, it’s coming to Wii U, along with PlayStation, Xbox, and mobile platforms.

This game around will be developed by FreeStyleGames in the UK, rather than Neversoft (who has been folded into Call of Duty development). Also new is a first person perspective under which you play. At predetermined points, an FMV will trigger showing the crowd’s reactions to your performance. Also back is online multiplayer. Under the name GHTV, it is being billed as the first-ever “playable music video network”.

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To go with this new Guitar Hero is a brand-new controller. This axe offers two rows of three buttons in order to accommodate new players and experts.

The confirmed artists whos music is in Guitar Hero Live include The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids, with more sure to be announced later.

Guitar Hero was last seen in 2010’s Warriors of Rock, which brought the series to a hiatus due to stagnant sales. Activision has previously scuttled the entire Guitar Hero business, seemingly signifying the end of plastic instrument games that exploded in popularity in the latter half of the 2000’s.

The game will launch at an MSRP of $99 this fall, giving would-be rockers plenty of time to save their pennies. Let us know if you would love/loath to party again with Guitar Hero in the comments.

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