Game Informer details GH IV, RE5 and Prince of Persia
- Posted May 13th, 2008 at 06:02 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 15 Comments
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.
- 11:30pm EDT - May 12th, 2008
I hope this wont cost £180 ($360) in the UK. If its cheaper than that, I will be getting this instead of Rockband. EA need to learn to treat us europeans fairly.
- Matt -
- 12:05am EDT - May 13th, 2008
But it's Neversoft we're talking about.
- 12:39am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Looks like they want part of the Rock Band pie.
- 2:36am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Really, if Activision are going the multiple instrument way, they are going to have to make Guitar Hero 5 compatible with Rock Band instruments... It is completely rediculous for EA and Activision to ask us to buy all new peripherals whenever they release a new game.
- 3:10am EDT - May 13th, 2008
everything just like Rock Band except only one feature that is record your songs
- 3:59am EDT - May 13th, 2008
yeah i will defos buy this instead of rockband! will b great with the user created content!!!
- 5:13am EDT - May 13th, 2008
omg so theres only 3 n half years left for the ps3.dont sound too good if thats true
- 5:20am EDT - May 13th, 2008
well look at guitar hero going the way of rock band. I wont get this they suck they should have let us use the guitar for rockband. They wont be getting my money
- 6:03am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Obviously the rock band peripherals will probably not work for this new guitar hero. I refuse to drop more $ on peripherals because 2 greedy companies can't get their poop together. It makes me sick to my stomach how they just bend consumers over a barrell and give it to em right up the caker. The companies should realize that the $ is made from DLC. If more people played the game it would mean more revenue $'s for the greedy pricks. I love the music simulation games BUT I refuse to invest more money in peripherals. My apt. looks like a f-ing recording studio as is with r.b. drums, strat guitar, g.h. guitar and frontman. and mic with stand. I really hope that activision dosen't make seperate peripherals for g.h.iv. If that's the case I will boycott all this b.s. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
- 6:26am EDT - May 13th, 2008
@ Ma77_GOD Don't worry the uk price is the same as the us meaning its a ripp off
- 9:20am EDT - May 13th, 2008
lol @ new consoles in 2010. that's a crock, guys. in order for a 2010 release of a NEW next gen console (better than 360 or ps3) it would have had to be in development since AT THE VERY LATEST 2007, which I highly doubt.
- 11:17am EDT - May 13th, 2008
I cannot express how much I want this game, actually.. I NEED it!!(RE5)
- 11:54am EDT - May 13th, 2008
Seriously, what the F***. That's bull crap. Activision, you already completely wrecked Guitar Hero 3, this is just annoying now. The Guitar Hero series sucks now, and you are crap developers if you're just gonna steal off Rock Band's idea. F***ing Activision. I hate them. And about the periphal stuff, it was Activision's arrogance that comepletely screwed us over. And the new consoles coming in two and a half years, that's bull
- 6:36pm EDT - May 13th, 2008
I could care less who makes the other instruments, but I refuse to play that broken piece of crap guitar that comes with Rock Band. Everyboy that I know has had their strummer stop working in the down position and you have to push it up to use it.
- 11:18pm EDT - May 14th, 2008
New consoles in 2010?Yeah,right!!!
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