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' (X360) Game With 'Weird Al' Yankovic Fame

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:58 p.m. PST

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.

Comedy and music legend "Weird Al" Yankovic will bring his own quirky style to Xbox LIVE® to play Gold Members in a special Game with Fame event playing Guitar Hero® 5. If you're a Gold Member (if you're not a Member, upgrade now!) join us Tuesday, December 15, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. ET (4:00 - 6:00 P.M. PT) for the madness. If you get a chance to play with "Weird Al" Yankovic, we want to hear all about it! We'll be posting recaps from gamers all across the country. Send us an email (xboxgwf@live.com) with the subject "GWF -- Weird Al," and be sure to include your Gamertag and home town!

Send a friend request to the following Gamertag and be online half an hour before (6:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts:

  • Date: December 15th
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
  • Game: Guitar Hero 5
  • GAMERTAGS: WeirdAl GwF (*note: space between WeirdAl and GwF)

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