Guitar Hero 5 will feature 85 master tracks, with 30 of them from artists making their rhythm game debut. Activision has given us a little taster into some of the songs we’ll be treated to when the game releases towards the end of the year, and there’s a little something for everyone:

  • The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
  • Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower
  • The White Stripes – Blue Orchid
  • Santana – No One To Depend On (LIVE)
  • Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
  • Tom Petty - Runnin Down a Dream
  • Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
  • Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire

Yes, the mighty Kings of Leon will be appearing in Guitar Hero 5! If that wasn’t enough, a number of the game’s new features have been announced. First up is that the option to have any combination of available instruments in your band will be available so if you have two drum kits, then you can have two drummers in your band, so there’s no fighting over who plays what.

There will be two new multiplayer gameplay modes. The first of which is Party Play, which allows players to drop in and out of play effortlessly. In doing so, there’s no need to pause the game whilst your friend goes for a quick toilet break. The second new mode is Rockfest, which is set to include five new head-to-head modes available to play locally or online.

Multiple drummers is on the cards for Guitar Hero 5.

After the slightly disappointing upgrades and enhancements in Guitar Hero: World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 promises improved ones, including Band Moments where bands are reward for hitting special note streams together, and song challenges where gamers were tasked to play through a song in a specific way.

It’s also worth noting that Guitar Hero: World Tour download content will be compatible with the title.

Written by
Boss Kamikaze

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