This fall, Activision will attempt to reinvigorate the music genre with the release of Guitar Hero Live. The franchise was once one of the industry’s most reliable sellers, but eventually found itself buried beneath too many sequels, spin-offs and fake plastic instruments. So far, Activision has treated Live as a back-to-basics approach for the series, stripping out the other instruments added when the series tried to compete with Rock Band.
According to Activision, at least one more piece of equipment will be added to Guitar Hero Live, however: a microphone. Singing will apparently return in the new title. It’s currently unclear whether or not Activision will offer a new peripheral for the game, or old microphones will be compatible with the game, as the embedded trailer would seem to suggest.
It will be very interesting to see how Guitar Hero Live is received when it releases this fall. The franchise performed surprisingly well on the Nintendo Wii, often times outpacing its counterparts on PS3 and Xbox 360 (a rarity with third party games). The new online options certainly seem promising to say the least! Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information on Guitar Hero Live in the coming months.
Source: Nintendo Everything