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Guitar Hero 5

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Neversoft Ent.
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2009 (US), Sept. 11, 2009 (EU)

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'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) November DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. GH 5 will also feature new gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest putting fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the experience to match their personal style and interests.

Featuring the best variety and biggest rock stars of today combined with classic rock anthems, Guitar Hero 5 is the latest installment of the world's most popular music game. For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way. Brand new, innovative, easy-to-use gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest put fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the Guitar Hero experience to match their personal style and interests. For extended hours of entertainment, downloadable content from Guitar Hero World Tour will be compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.

Among the first-time-ever features of Guitar Hero 5 are: Party Play, where players can jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly; RockFest, a comprehensive competitive experience available featuring five new head-to-head modes playable online or in your living room; and the ability to play the entire set-list from the first time the game is turned on.

Guitar Hero 5 refines the player experience, enhances the art style and redesigns core features such as GHMusic Studio, making it the most accessible, fun-to-play and authentic experience for seasoned music gamers as well as first-time players. New innovations such as Band Moments, where bands are rewarded for hitting special note streams together and song challenges where gamers are tasked to play through a song a specific way, add a new competitive layer of excitement and accomplishment to the music rhythm genre.

On November 5, as a way to commemorate the release of Band Hero, Guitar Hero music aficionados can import 69 tracks from the highly acclaimed Guitar Hero 5 into Band Hero, or import 61 of Band Hero’s hits directly into Guitar Hero 5. Building the ultimate music set list is now easier then ever. For a complete listing of forward compatible content, please visit the official website.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his 1989 debut album, Let Love Rule, Lenny Kravitz will be returning to Guitar Hero onNovember 12 with a three song track pack that will set players’ fingers ablaze. The track pack features his debut single “Let Love Rule,” “Lady,” off his seventh studio album Baptism, and “Fly Away,” one of Lenny Kravitz most successful songs to date.

Back on the road again this fall to accompany the launch of their newest studio album Sonic Boom, KISS has decided to add one additional date to the tour.  Look for KISS to headline the Guitar Hero stage on November 19 with a three song track pack that’s sure to satiate the KISS fan in everyone.  The track pack will feature “Modern Day Delilah,” the first single off their new album, Sonic Boom, “Lick It Up” the title track on their similarly named 1983 album, Lick it Up,  and “I Was Made for Loving You,” KISS’s second Gold single.

Guitar Hero wouldn’t be what it is today without the loyalty of its fans.  As a thank you for all the years of support and encouragement, Neversoft proudly presents a free six song track pack of music from bands that feature Neversoft employees.  The track pack, which will be available just before Thanksgiving on November 24 includes "Lemon Frosting" by Bunny Knutson, "RockNRola" by Nancy Fullforce, "From the Blue/Point of No Return/T.T.R.T.S" by An Endless Sporadic, "Love Holds It Down" by Dom Liberati, "You Really Like Me" by Davidicus and "Guilty Pleasures" by Tony Solis. The Neversoft Thanks the Fans track pack will only be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Wii™ owners have spoken and Guitar Hero has heard you loud and clear.  Starting November 24, Wii and Metallica fans looking to get their fix will be able to download 8 additional tracks off Metallica’s Death Magnetic album which were previously only available on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.  The songs, which will be available only as downloadable singles, include “All Nightmare Long,” “That Was Just Your Life,” “The Day That Never Comes,” “The Judas Kiss,” “The End Of The Line,” “The Unforgiven III,” “Suicide & Redemption J.H.” and “Suicide & Redemption K.H.”

The Lenny Kravitz and KISS Track Packs will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points.  In addition, all songs in the Lenny Kravitz and KISS Track Packs will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PS3 for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each.

The Guitar Hero 5 disc import will be available for Xbox 360 for 480 Microsoft Points, PS3 for $5.99, and Wii for 600 Wii Points while the Band Hero disc import will be available for Xbox 360 for 400 Microsoft Points, PS3 for $4.99, and Wii for 500 Wii Points. The remaining eight songs in Metallica’s Death Magnetic track pack will be released as downloadable singles for Wii for 200 Wii Points each.


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