After a few years away, 2015 really marks the return of the guitar game to our screens. Players have been treated to a new Rock Band game, but the title really looking to push the genre forward is Guitar Hero Live.
Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the acclaimed DJ Hero series, the game has three big new strings on its instrument.
The most obvious difference cuts right to the heart of the game. Players now step up in front of a real crowd that will react in real time to how well they're playing, offering up the most immersive gig experience your living room can play host to, ranging from intimate clubs to huge festival shows.
Then there's GHTV, which Activision is calling "the world's first playable music video network". It's a 24-hour mode than enables fans to play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos spanning a range of genres and eras. Through GHTV players can thrash it out with friends in the same room - including a vocalist - or against other would-be superstars across the world.
With this new generation outing for Guitar Hero comes a brand-new controller. Striving for a more realistic build than previous peripherals from the franchise, it offers up two rows of three buttons that enable players to begin as novices but progress to become masters.
Tracks set for the new game include:
Royal Blood - ôLittle Monsterö Marilyn Manson - ôDisposable Teensö Killswitch Engage - ôIn Due Timeö Marmozets - ôMove Shake Hideö Of Mice & Men - ôBones Exposedö Deftones - ôDiamond Eyesö Vista Chino - ôSweet Remainö Bring Me the Horizon - ôShadow Mosesö Mastodon - ôHigh Roadö Trivium - ôStrifeö Queen - ôTie Your Mother Downö Alice In Chains - ôStoneö Bullet For My Valentine - ôTemper Temperö Deap Vally - ôLiesö Wolfmother - ôSundialö Weezer - ôBuddy Hollyö Angus & Julia Stone - ôA Heartbreakö Catfish and the Bottlemen - ôKathleenö Neon Trees - ôEverybody Talksö New Politics - ôHarlemö