The next Guitar Hero – and supposedly the only one coming from Activision this year – has received even more details, thanks to the latest issue of Nintendo Power – and if you were worried that it’d just be more of the same, then I guess you can wipe the perspiration from your furrowed brow and breathe a sigh of relief.
This year’s Guitar Hero promises to be a bit different.
Firstly Neversoft have dispensed with the Glam – eschewing even the sex and drugs bits – making the un-numbered sequel one of pure, undistilled rock.
â€œAll of the cool features and things we did in GH5 – the level of polish – [are] still there. Party Play still exists. The ability to play with any instrument combination – all that stuff is still in the game. But what we strove to do here is hand-pick all the songsâ€¦ We wanted to focus first and foremost on shredding kind of rock,â€ project lead Brian Bright said.
It’ll even look different. Instead of the showy glitz and glamour of the previous game, it’ll be replaced by a world like those of of heavy metal album covers. In its Gene Simmons narrated tale, â€œThe Beast defeats the demigod of rock, and the demigod of rock is entombed in stone, and his legendary guitar is banished. [The guitar] is the source of his power. And so you are going through and assembling an army of warriors to be able to defeat the Beast,â€ Bright explained.
Heavy Metal fantasy adventure where your guitar is your power? I think I liked it better when this game was called Brutal Legend.
Source : May 28, 2010