Two Revolutionary Gameplay Modes, GH Live and GHTV, Usher in the New Era of Music Games as Guitar Hero Live Arrives on Store Shelves Today
Hundreds of Songs in the Game on Day One, with More Tracks Added Every Week
Play Solo or with Friends on Two Guitar Controllers and with a Microphone to Sing Along with the Action
Epic Guitar Hero Live Launch Week Started with Macklemore Playing
Guitar Hero Live at
Guitar Hero Live Available on Consoles and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at launch with Apple TV Version Later This Year
"Guitar Hero is one of the most beloved gaming franchises of all time,
and now, after years of research and development, it's back, totally
reinvented, and better than ever with Guitar Hero Live,"
Activision and FreeStyleGames are also bringing the Guitar Hero Live experience to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at launch and Apple TV later this year. The mobile version of the game is available as a bundle with a guitar controller that works across Apple devices, letting fans live out the rockstar experience anytime, anywhere.
The mobile version of the game is now available at major retailers
around the country, and for the first time ever, Activision is teaming
up with T-Mobile to bring the mobile version of the game to a wireless
retailer. Starting today, Guitar Hero Live will be
available in T-Mobile stores nationwide and online at T-Mobile.com/GuitarHeroLive.
Only at T-Mobile can qualified customers purchase the Guitar Hero
Live bundle that includes a Bluetooth guitar and a redeemable
code to download the mobile game for
Each mode of the game delivers a new take on the music game genre. An unparalleled leap in rockstar realism, GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage, with players performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who react in real time to how well or poorly you play. Shot live with musicians performing in front of real crowds, GH Live delivers the raw excitement and stage fright that comes with owning the stage in front of thousands of cheering - or jeering - fans.
GHTV is a revolutionary new way to play Guitar Hero. The 24-hour playable music video network lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official videos, from the newest releases to favorite hits. GHTV is a living, breathing platform that will launch with hundreds of songs and will continue to grow, with new songs added weekly, serving as an ever-expanding source for music discovery while bringing the party atmosphere back to the living room. In GHTV, fans can play along with different channels of music or choose to play one of hundreds of songs on demand. Fans can win fame playing solo or with their friends in local head-to-head multiplayer, and online against other players trying to master the same song. And simply by plugging in a USB mic, players can sing along to the music in both GH Live and GHTV with lyrics displayed on screen.
GHTV also includes Premium Shows, which highlight premium playable
content such as live concert footage, debut music videos in the platform
and more. Starting today, fans can experience the GHTV premiere of the
Avenged Sevenfold Premium Show, including playable concert footage
recorded at the band's recent headlining performance at
Guitar Hero Live also introduces a new guitar controller that features six buttons: two rows of three buttons that better reflect the way people naturally play and deliver more fun for players of all abilities. This simple innovation makes it easier for beginners to play and harder for veterans to master. Additionally, fans can sing along in the game, complete with lyrics on screen, adding another way to play together in the same living room.
Guitar Hero Live takes a fresh take on the music styling
of rhythm games. The celebrated tracklist includes hundreds of songs at
launch, including the music of The Rolling Stones,
Guitar Hero Live is hitting store shelves just in time for the busy holiday season. Toys"R"Us® has already placed the game on the company's 2015 Fabulous 15 list, which highlights products expected to be the most sought-after and anticipated items of the holiday season. Guitar Hero Live has also been included in Target's Top Toy List for 2015, which names the hottest wish-list items for the 2015 holiday season.
Guitar Hero Live is now available as a one-guitar bundle
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