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) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2009 @ 11:17 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.

New tracks playable in Guitar Hero® 5 will be available for download every Thursday in October with music from Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Squier, Wolfmother, Peter Frampton and The Misfits. 

 Downloadable Content - October 1

Queens Of The Stone Age Track Pack

  • “Mexicola”
  • “Avon”
  • “How to Handle a Rope” 

 Downloadable Content - October 8

Billy Squier Track Pack

  • “The Stroke”
  • “Everybody Wants You”
  • “When She Comes To Me”

 Downloadable Content - October 15

Wolfmother Track Pack

  • “Pilgrim”
  • “California Queen”
  • “Cosmic Egg”

Downloadable Content - October 22

Classic Rock 2 Track Pack

  • The J. Geils Band  - "Freeze Frame”
  • Peter Frampton  - "Show Me The Way (Live)"
  • Triumph - "Lay It On The Line"

 Downloadable Content - October 29

All Hallows’ Eve Track Pack

  • GWAR - "Gor Gor”
  • Marilyn Manson - "Beautiful People"
  • The Misfits - "Astro Zombies"

The Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Squier, Wolfmother, Classic Rock 2 and All Hallows’ Eve Track Packs will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 for $5.49 and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Wii for 550 Wii Points.  In addition, all songs in all Track Packs will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. 


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