New GH IV details revealed
With EA and MTV Games rockin' the music videogame scene with their latest title from Harmonix, Rock Band; it has left Activision and Neversoft with a lot of catching up to do. As many of you know, Rock Band allows you to play with almost an entire band of instruments, something never offered before in the genre. With Guitar Hero slowly fading out of the limelight of the industry, Activision finds itself struggling to compete with just a guitar. Enter Guitar Hero IV -- improperly named of course.
More information was revealed today about the upcoming title, especially about the instruments that will be made available to its users. Going the way of Rock Band, Activision is going to be releasing drums with GH as well. These drums will only have three circular pads, but will also have two raised cymbals that are designated to activate Star Power. It is also believed that each pad will be pressure sensitive, but we'll have to see how that plays out.
One of the other new implementations finding its way to GH is the character customization abilities. Much like in Tiger Woods, GH fans will be able to move facial sliders in order to construct their rockstar to their liking. On top of this, users will be able to rock out in a freeplay mode that will let them create their own original tracks that will be uploadable to the server. Speaking of tracks, Activision is also promising more downloadable music than ever before.
With no release date confirmed, your guess is as good as ours on when to expect this next installment of Guitar Hero goodness. We'll keep you up to date though on when a release date is announced.