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Kings of Leon confirmed for Guitar Hero 5, amongst others

Guitar Hero titles are coming out thick and fast after the slightly disappointing Guitar Hero: World Tour but Guitar Hero 5 is the next big title to look forward to, and Activision has today announced what we should be expecting.

Guitar Hero 5 will feature 85 master tracks, with 30 of them from artists making their rhythm game debut. Activision has given us a little taster into some of the songs we’ll be treated to when the game releases towards the end of the year, and there’s a little something for everyone:

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

Yes, the mighty Kings of Leon will be appearing in Guitar Hero 5! If that wasn’t enough, a number of the game’s new features have been announced. First up is that the option to have any combination of available instruments in your band will be available so if you have two drum kits, then you can have two drummers in your band, so there’s no fighting over who plays what.

There will be two new multiplayer gameplay modes. The first of which is Party Play, which allows players to drop in and out of play effortlessly. In doing so, there’s no need to pause the game whilst your friend goes for a quick toilet break. The second new mode is Rockfest, which is set to include five new head-to-head modes available to play locally or online.

Multiple drummers is on the cards for Guitar Hero 5.

After the slightly disappointing upgrades and enhancements in Guitar Hero: World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 promises improved ones, including Band Moments where bands are reward for hitting special note streams together, and song challenges where gamers were tasked to play through a song in a specific way.

It’s also worth noting that Guitar Hero: World Tour download content will be compatible with the title. We’ll have more information on Guitar Hero 5 when we get it. For now, keep on rocking Monsters!

[Source: Team Teabag]

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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