For the first time, 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. New 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. Downloadable content from Guitar Hero World Tour will alsol be compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.
Guitar Hero 5 features 85 of the bands including; Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut.
Among the new 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.
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 and accomplishment to the music rhythm genre.
The full track list has yet to be released, but we do know that the following titles will appear:
* The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
* Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower
* The White Stripes – Blue Orchid
* Santana – No One To Depend On (LIVE)
* Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
* Tom Petty - Runnin Down a Dream
* Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
* Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
A firm release date has yet to be announced.