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  • Band Hero Gets Boxed, Priced, Dated

    Posted on September 9th, 2009 Shawn 3 comments

    Guitar Hero 5 has only been in stores for 9 days. Hell, The Beatles: Rock Band has only been in stores for (at most) nine hours. Now, we get the box art, pricing , and availability of the next in an onslaught of music games. In comes Band Hero, which really is just the next addition to the Guitar Hero series. It is expected to be the exact same game play as Guitar Hero 5, using the same guitar/drum peripherals, including the new Party Play mode, and other updates. The difference will be a more family friendly set list, and friendlier graphics / avatars.

    From Amazon:

    This November, family and friends will come together to ascend the virtual stage and rock their way to superstardom with Band Hero. Brought to you by the makers of Guitar Hero, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Band Hero features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone’s favorite acts including Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects and Jackson 5. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where players of all ages will be able to experience the signature, easy-to-learn but difficult-to-master Guitar Hero gameplay. Band Hero allows fans to create the band they always dreamed of using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals, providing rockers and performers of all ages the chance to experience and interact with their favorite music. Music sensation Taylor Swift joins forces with Band Hero for the ultimate family music gaming experience! Taylor Swift, global music sensation and best selling artist of 2008, will ascend an all-new virtual stage this November in Band Hero. Budding music stars, their families and friends, will all live their musical fantasy on the Band Hero stage, playing as Taylor Swift or alongside the singer/songwriter and guitarist, as she performs her smash-hits “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” from her latest album Fearless as well as “Picture to Burn” from her self-titled debut record. “Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play, I’m fully behind. And, I’m really excited about Band Hero, because not only are fans getting to play my songs, but I’m actually in the game,” said Swift. “There are so many awesome things that go into being in Band Hero, like getting to customize my band to look like my touring band, and it’s so cool for people to feel like they are experiencing one of my concerts. This is one of the closest things out there to going to see me perform!”

    Band Hero will be available for every console (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2) and Nintendo DS. You can pre-order it now through our amazon links, ranging in price from $39.99 – $59.99.


    3 responses to “Band Hero Gets Boxed, Priced, Dated” RSS icon

    • I’m just not ‘getting it’ on this title. Shawn, you play Lips, so what’s the attraction here? It sounds like they zapped all the metal out of the game. Don’t think I’ll be buying BLand Hero any time soon. Taylor Swift (not entirely sure who that is to be honest) should get a job in marketing at Neversoft with a quote like that.

    • Band Hero is to be the direct competitor to Lego Rock Band. Both offering full band (mic, guitars, drums) to a younger and more mainstream radio audience. I plan to get Lego Rock Band for the kids to play, and I will import the songs into Rock Band 2. I don’t (as of now) plan on getting Band Hero. To be honest, the only reason I got GH5 was the incredible deal that Amazon offered (including GH:VH, $10 off next game, and $5 on MP3s) all for $59.99.

    • Well then I certainly hope the track list is more interesting than what they’ve announced, otherwise Lego RB is going to kill them in sales.

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