Game Informer details GH IV, RE5 and Prince of Persia

The latest issue of US publication Game Informer contains exclusive information on Activision’s forthcoming music simulation title, Guitar Hero IV.

According to the magazine, the fourth instalment in the popular series will be introducing more instruments to the fold, including bass guitar, drum kit and microphone, similar to Electronic Arts’ Rock Band.

However, as a result of the recent lawsuit between Activision and Gibson, guitar peripherals will not be made by the latter and will instead be produced entirely by RedOctane.

Furthermore, a new service will be put in place allowing gamers to record their own instrumental rock songs and share them with other users online. The game will also allow you to customize your own band member, album artwork and instruments.

Song titles have yet to be confirmed but it is known the game will include tracks from a variety of popular artists including Van Halen, The Eagles, Sublime, and Linkin Park.

Also detailed is the new Prince of Persia title for PS3 and Xbox 360, of which Ion Zur is confirmed as the music composer. Regular readers may remember that Zur was recently announced as the composer for Fallout 3.  

Additionally, the magazine states that combat is now performed in a one-on-one fashion rather than having the player face groups of circling opponents. In terms of controls, one button will be used to control your sword, while another is used for jumping, and another for grabbing objects.

The publication also features a small selection of new screenshots on Capcom’s Resident Evil 5, depicting protagonist Chris Redfield holding the female character seen in the E3 trailer. An image of a chainsaw is also present, along with another unnamed female believed to be Redfield’s younger sister, Claire, who appeared in Resident Evil 2 and Code: Veronica.

Lastly, the magazine speculates that a successor to the PS3 will arrive in 2012, preceded by new consoles from Microsoft and Nintendo in 2010.

Stay tuned.

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